Since 1985, Data Security, Inc. has been the world leader of National Security Agency (NSA) approved degaussers for the Department of Defense (DoD). As data storage technologies continue to evolve, the NSA continues to develop new standards for erasing, sanitizing and disposing of data storage media. Through innovative design, we hold several patents for hard drive degaussers, tape degaussers and hard drive destruction equipment. We will continue to develop and deliver new products that meet the NSA's evolving standards.

Data Security, Inc., is an American owned manufacturing company located in Lincoln, Nebraska. We design, manufacture and support our product lines:

     - degaussing equipment to erase classified and sensitive data stored on magnetic tapes and hard drives, and
     - destruction equipment used to physically damage hard drives, thumb drives, and solid state storage devices.

All of our products are reviewed for performance by the National Security Agency (NSA) and are listed on their approved Equipment Products Lists.

Both the commercial and government sector look to the policies of the NSA for magnetic media sanitization and destruction. Our leadership in this area continues to open new markets outside the DoD to those governments and companies who must comply with security policies set by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA), as well as privacy legislation like Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act (GLBA) and the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA).


Renee Schafer, CSDS

Director of Operations

Data Security Inc.




Renee Schafer, CSDS has been with Data Security Inc. since 1999. As the Director of Operations, she leads the company through strategic decisions and effective management of all departments, especially sales, marketing, and product development, while also working directly with the National Security Agency (NSA), data destruction scientists, and electronic media storage experts. She is a member of the Forbes Business Council, the FBI’s InfraGard and FBI Citizen’s Academy, was the first Certified Secure Destruction Specialist® (CSDS®) in the state of Nebraska, and speaks around the world to educate people on information protection. Renee leads an active family-life as well as participates in various community fundraising efforts and volunteers regularly at local outreach centers and her church.

Renee is honored to be a member of the Forbes Business Council.