DSA Connect - Data Sanitisation
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Data Sanitisation

We protect against information and identify theft by ensuring that all data is securely sanitised from data bearing devices including laptops, PCs, servers etc and also loose hard drives, data tapes, USBs, smartphones and tablets.   

All data cleansing and sanitisation is performed using physical destruction and software data erasure solutions.

Data Erasure

We ensure that your sensitive data has been permanently erased from laptops, PCs, servers, smartphones, tablets, hard drives and solid state drives by using data erasure software approved by the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC). Devices remain operable after sanitisation and each erasure produces a verified certificate for auditing and compliance purposes.

Data Destruction

HDDs & Other Magnetic Media

If the physical destruction of hard drives, data tapes and other data bearing devices is required, this is achieved by degaussing, shredding and/or granulating. Degaussing is suitable for HDDs and other  magnetic media and can be conducted on or off-site as it is a mobile unit.  Degaussing obliterates all data from devices rendering them inoperable. The degausser is equipped with its own erasure verification system (Auditor Pro) which captures the hard drive serial number and a jpeg image of the erased hard drive, copies of which are appended to the Certificate of Data Destruction.  All degaussed devices are then shredded in an industrial shredder.

 

 

SSDs, Smartphones & Tablets

If the physical destruction of solid state drives, smartphones and tablets is required, this is achieved by granulating. Due to the complex nature of SSDs, granulating is the most secure method of destroying data on these devices as media is granulated to 6mm particles. Serial numbers of all devices are captured and appended to the Certificate of Data Destruction for verification purposes.

On-Site Data Destruction

If on-site data destruction is required, we use a mobile degausser for HDDs and other magnetic media and a mobile granulator for SSDs, smartphones and tablets. Degaussing and granulating are the optimal green solution as the units are small, lightweight, quiet to run and can be administered in an office environment under the watch of the customer, if required. These solutions are very time efficient, environmentally friendly and any disruption to the workplace is minimal.

 

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