Media Sanitization Standard

Used media represents a risk to the confidentiality of SLAC data, if disposed of improperly. This is because recovery of data from media, even when the data has been deleted, is a trivial exercise. Many organizations have suffered data breaches when data from used photocopiers, hard drives, or other equipment has been recovered by people not authorized to access the data.

This standard lays out requirements for sanitizing used SLAC media of all types before disposal.

Directorate/Department: 
Computing (OCIO, BTS)
Functional Category: 
Computing & IT
Policy Author/Contact: 
Michelle Jost
View Permission: 
SLAC-only
Last Updated: 
Tuesday, October 14, 2014