The most important part of what we do is ensuring that all data inside of the electronics we process is permanently destroyed beyond recovery.
CompuCycle uses two methods of data erasure:
- Data Sanitization: Meeting the NIST 800-88 standards using Department of Defense Compliant Software 5220.22-M, we administer a one or three-pass wipe of data erasure on the hard drives that can be reused. This software provides a report listing all pertinent information including hard drive and unit serial numbers, and whether the drive passed or failed the wipe. If any of the drives fail this wipe for any reason, they are immediately shredded.
- Data Destruction: At our facility, hard drives that are not suitable for reuse will be physically destroyed with our Komar industrical strength shredding machine. Once the drives have been shredded they will be recycled responsibly.
Our data destruction methods comply with Sarbanes-Oxley,
HIPAA and Gramm-Leach Bliley.
Take a look at our hard drive shredder in action!