Data Sanitization

Data sanitization allows organizations to permanently and irreversibly remove or destroy data on memory devices. Data cannot be recovered from a device that has been sanitized. Learn how data sanitization can benefit your business.

Which Common Data Sanitization Myths Do You Believe? Part II of II

If data protection is so critical, what keeps enterprises from completely removing data from drives and devices when it’s no longer needed? In this post, the second in a two-part series, we address five more data sanitization myths common to large and small enterprises alike. These include beliefs about erasing advanced SSDs, T2 Macs, sanitization in live environments, server downtime, and the cost of data sanitization. Even if you think … Read More

Which Common Data Sanitization Myths Do You Believe? Part I of II

If data protection is so critical, what keeps enterprises from completely removing data from drives and devices when it’s no longer needed? In this two-part post, we address 10 data sanitization myths. The five below are some of the most common, and they sabotage the data protection efforts of small businesses and large enterprises alike. Any of these can leave data behind, even if you think you’ve got solid data … Read More

Drive Destruction vs. Data Erasure: Which Data Disposal Method is Most Secure?

Drives that have been used in a highly protected and confidential information system will need to be retired eventually, even if the data on those drives gets transferred to another storage device. In this situation, making stored data permanently inaccessible will be critical during the decommissioning process. How do you make sure your highly sensitive data is completely destroyed at end-of life? We take a look at physical destruction methods … Read More

Is It Time to Update Your IT Security Policies?

While technology developments come fast and furious, the policies that govern them often aren’t agile enough to keep up. And, when it comes to IT security policies, new technologies aren’t the only factors that can leave your standard protection methods outdated: Changes in business structure, regulation, the value of your data, the speed of data collection and increased malicious activity can also lessen their effectiveness. All of this leaves even … Read More

Data Sanitization Enters “Slope of Enlightenment” on Gartner Hype Cycle

The Gartner Hype Cycles provide a graphic representation of the maturity and adoption of technologies and applications, and how they are potentially relevant to solving real business problems and exploiting new opportunities. In addressing data sanitization in the Gartner Hype Cycle for Data Security, 2019,1 Hype Cycle for Privacy, 20192 and Hype Cycle for Endpoint Security, 2019,3 Gartner analysts have provided the following definition: “data sanitization is the disciplined process … Read More

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