Hard Disk Drive Destruction Service

 

To ensure that your data is safely and effectively disposed of, CyberSecThreat leverages advanced technologies and skilled infosec professionals to provide Hard Disk Drive Destruction services. We can securely erase your data to ensure that it cannot be recovered, keeping you and your business safe from cyber threats.

Why Hard Disk Drive Destruction?

Hard Disk Drive Destruction services and products are the most recognized way to destroy information from any storage device effectively, and they fulfill international standards such as NSADOD 5220.22-MNIST 800-88 R1(Revision 1)ISO/IEC 21964-2:2018DIN 66399EN 15713:2009, EN 15713:2023ISO-27001:2013 and ISO-27001:2022.

Nowadays, digital information is stored everywhere: on servers, computers, laptops, mobile phones, and other storage media. This information may include Personally Identifiable Information (PII), personal information, confidential information, passwords, configurations, proprietary information, GDPR-related information, and even trade secrets.

For instance, when we open an attachment in an email software, the temporary file will be left on the hard disk, and the data residing on the disk may exceed our expectations. Simply using the native system command to delete the data or format the disk won’t suffice, as the information will still reside on the disk and can be easily recovered. Even if the hard drive cannot operate normally, data recovery companies can still retrieve the data. Additionally, as more people use smartphones for work, mobile devices may also contain sensitive information, such as PII, personal information, confidential information, proprietary information, GDPR-related information, or even trade secrets, within instant messaging Apps, Email Apps, or Photo Apps. Therefore, a standard and effective way to completely and securely erase/purge/wipe our data before IT Asset Disposition (ITAD) is crucial.

Furthermore, adversaries may leverage indirect information such as passwords and configurations as the source of reconnaissance. Hackers can easily crack the password inside the networking appliance to perform additional brute force attacks or even leverage the knowledge of network architecture to conduct further attacks.

When degaussing may not be feasible or when an extra layer of certainty is desired. Here are some reasons why HDD destruction is necessary:

  1. Complete Data Erasure: While degaussing effectively wipes data from HDDs, some organizations prefer physical destruction for absolute certainty that the data is irretrievable. Physical destruction ensures that no remnants of data can be recovered through any means.
  2. Protecting Against Data Recovery Attempts: Even though degaussing makes data recovery highly improbable, there are advanced data recovery techniques that might still extract remnants of data from damaged drives. Physically destroying the drive makes any recovery attempts futile.
  3. Compliance and Legal Requirements: Certain industries and jurisdictions mandate specific methods for data destruction to comply with data protection regulations. For instance, some standards require physical destruction of storage media to ensure data privacy and security.
  4. Preventing Data Breaches: Physical destruction mitigates the risk of data breaches by ensuring that no confidential or sensitive information stored on the HDD can be accessed by unauthorized individuals.
  5. End-of-Life Disposal: When HDDs are no longer needed, destroying them ensures that they cannot be reused or accessed by unauthorized parties. This is particularly important for preventing data leaks during equipment disposal or recycling.
  6. Protection Against Theft: Destroying HDDs makes them unusable, reducing the likelihood of theft for the purpose of accessing or selling the data stored on them.