[unisog] Question: Drive-Shredding / Data Destruction
cam at austin.utexas.edu
Thu Dec 22 17:29:54 GMT 2005
in response to recent state legislation, i am developing
an inventory management strategy for our campus that would
require the shredding (or otherwise virtually unmanned
destruction) of large volumes of surplused hard-drives/month.
i would like to know if any of you have dealt with this issue
at your institutions, and if so, what were your challenges?
other related questions:
- do you centrally destroy drives?
if so, what group owns this fxn (e.g. physical plant,
or do you delegate it to the local units/depts?
- how do verify and document data destruction is successful
for each drive?
- any suggestions on a vendor? we are currently looking at
devices that will support our volume, such as:
- outsourcing may be an option, but are there any gotchas?
- did you consider recycling the drive mulch?
- did your surplus go to charities or the less fortunate?
if so, how were they affected?
btw, we aren't considering wiping drives at this point due
to the necessary wipe/verification time requirements that would
be associated to our surplus volume.
i appreciate your insight and experiences and would be happy to
summarize any feedback i receive for the list.
thanks and merry christmas,
Cam Beasley CISSP CIFI
Director | UISO
Information Security Office
ITS | University of Texas at Austin
cam at austin.utexas.edu | 512.475.9476
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