Blancco Secure SSD Erasure Method Verified by ADISA

The Asset Disposal and Information Security Alliance (ADISA) runs a product claims testing test facility which allows vendors to submit their products for testing on their own pre-defined hardware, including SSD erasure software. The ADISA Industry Standards are applicable to companies that participate in IT asset recovery, leasing, logistics, repair center and the IT Asset Disposal Standard. The ADISA audit process is multi-layered and includes full audits, unannounced operational audits and […]

Security executive Richard Stiennon has previously held roles such as Chief Strategy Officer of Blancco Technology group from 2016-2017 and Vice President of Research at Gartner Inc. from 2000 to 2004. Currently, Richard is a cyber security lecturer at Charles Sturt University in Australia and Director of the International Data Sanitization Consortium. His most recent book, There Will Be Cyberwar, was named a Washington Post bestseller in April 2016. Richard is regularly featured in news publications such as Forbes, Dark Reading, Infosecurity Magazine, Network World and BetaNews, where he comments on data governance, data management and cyber security.

The Asset Disposal and Information Security Alliance (ADISA) runs a product claims testing test facility which allows vendors to submit their products for testing on their own pre-defined hardware, including SSD erasure software. The ADISA Industry Standards are applicable to companies that participate in IT asset recovery, leasing, logistics, repair center and the IT Asset Disposal Standard. The ADISA audit process is multi-layered and includes full audits, unannounced operational audits and forensic audits. This approach ensures ADISA Certified companies operate to the highest industry standards and reflect current best practices for handling data-carrying assets.

In recent testing with ADISA, which focused on 2XSAS SSDs, Blancco’s SSD Erasure Method passed both Level I (attack by a threat adversary using standard COTS forensic tools and techniques) and Level II (attack by a threat adversary using standard intrusive/destructive testing tools designed to read data directly off a chip) testing.

The process was undertaken in a forensically-sound manner by a leading data forensics professor, Professor Andrew Blyth, PhD., Director of the Cyber Defence Centre at the University of South Wales.

You can see the results of the tests on the ADISA website.

In addition to passing tests like those carried out by ADISA, Blancco also presents technical discussions and submits products for review by government-sponsored certification and approval agencies. These agencies analyze the software algorithms and ask for explanations on how various test cases and exceptions encountered in real, diverse environments are handled.

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We are proud to have Blancco Drive Eraser certified for SSD data erasure by ADISA, and have committed to going above and beyond to achieve certifications and approvals across the world.

Read about our certifications and the regulations we help satisfy here.

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