When you choose DOD wiping, you’re choosing to make use of the same data wiping solutions that are used by the United States military and the federal government. We take pride in ensuring that our equipment and processes strictly conform to or exceed the recently-enacted NIST 800-88 guidelines, which supersede the better-known DOD 5220-22-M requirements.
If It’s Good Enough for the Department of Defense…
The Department of Defense is entrusted with information of the highest possible security classification. This information is accessed only by those with top-level security clearances and is disposed of with the greatest of care.
That’s why, when the Department of Defense releases guidelines and standards relating to data destruction, we pay attention. So when the DOD released their 5220.22-M standard on data destruction, we ensured that our DOD certified wiping met or exceeded this standard at all times.
More recently, this standard was superseded by the National Institute for Standards and Technology (NIST)’s 800-88 guidelines, prompting us to perform an internal overhaul of our security measures and data wiping processes to once again ensure that we met or exceeded the new guidelines 100 percent of the time.
Ensuring Our Methods Are DOD Compliant
How do we ensure that our methods are DOD compliant? By following the guidelines to the letter, and by guaranteeing that we never perform any data wiping or data destruction services that dip below what could be considered DOD certified wiping.
We pride ourselves on our regular and ongoing internal audits and reviews, wherein our data wiping equipment and procedures are deconstructed and analyzed. This is the only way that we feel comfortable in guaranteeing that our on-site data wiping and off-site data wiping can be considered DOD certified wiping.
One Step Ahead of Technology
It is not only the Department of Defense’s data destruction guidelines that continue to change and evolve but technology itself. Every year storage devices weigh less and hold infinitely more data, and there is every chance that tomorrow will bring a new form of data storage that is all but unheard of today.
As such, at All Green Recycling, we pride ourselves on staying one step ahead of technology at all times. We anticipate the release of new technology and evolve our data destruction methods to suit, ensuring that – no matter how you’re storing your confidential data or what technology and equipment data thieves have at their disposal – we’re ready to rise to the challenge.
What Happens When a Device Fails the DOD Certified Wiping Process?
Not all storage devices are good candidates for DOD certified wiping. In order to be wiped, a device must be in good working condition, which means that we need to have a Plan B ready to deal with a device that fails – or is otherwise unsuitable for – the DOD certified wiping process.
As such, any device that fails the data wiping process or is unable to be booted, or has bad sectors, must be physically destroyed. Whether you choose hard drive shredding, hard drive degaussing, or hard drive crushing, you can ensure that the confidential data that was once stored on your device will be completely inaccessible – and we will give you a mandatory certificate of destruction to prove it.
Find out more about DOD certified wiping by contacting us, or go ahead and book a pickup now.