Media Disposal

Data, Keep it safe

Data disposition will give you peace of mind that your data is safe. The physical destruction of information is the most secure way to get rid of e-waste. It is the only method of data destruction that can 100% guarantee that your data will never be recovered.

For equipment or media that is no longer usable and needs an appropriate disposition, Sherlock Services can provide Secure ITAD (Information Technology Asset Disposition).

What is ITAD? ITAD is the process of disposing of obsolete or unwanted equipment in a safe and ecologically responsible manner.  All equipment is disposed of in accordance with the EPA. The media is wiped meeting all security needs. Once completed, a COD (Certificate of Destruction) is provided with serial numbers of all destroyed media. An EPA document is provided upon request. We provide photo documentation verifying the acquisition process, sealing of the transport vehicle, cutting the seal, and unloading of equipment to a secure location for proper disposal.

All media is formatted to meet strict NIST SP800-88 specifications.

NIST 800-88 Rev 1 is known for its data sanitization categories of Clear, Purge and Destroy. The principles can apply to magnetic, flash-based, and other storage technologies, from USB drives to servers. The goal is to effectively sanitize media so that any and all data is irretrievable once the data or data storage device reaches end-of-life. We provide measures for all media; tapes, disk drives, cartridges, and other storage devices to be sanitized by NIST specifications using their principles. Any drive that cannot be cleared/purged using a 1-pass overwrite will be physically destroyed to ensure data cannot be recovered.

Careful consideration and assessment must be addressed ideally before, but at the least, when approaching the end of service life (EOSL) for your Data Center. Categorize information stored and determine its risk value and if the media can be used elsewhere in your organization in the future. If not, how do you want it Sanitized?

Data disposition helps you to avoid hefty fines. When there is a security breach, it can often lead to businesses losing thousands of dollars towards various penalties. In this case, the best offense is a good defense. Help to avoid an expensive security breach by destroying your old data.

Contact Sherlock Services today to get more information on how we can help you with your ITAD and Media Disposition needs.

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