Destroying data and sanitizing media 

Data is controlled, handled, and stored based on its classification and privacy markings. Once this data has outlived its use, it needs to be destroyed so that it cannot be read by a third party. Data can be stored electronically on a computer's hard drive or kept as a hard copy by being printed. Most companies employ a third-party organization that specializes in data destruction and can provide a destruction certificate. Let's look at the different methods of destruction:

  • Burning: A company will have many burn bags that are normally paper-based and contain classified or sensitive information. These burns bags will be picked up periodically by a third party, who will place the data in the incinerator, ...

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