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What is a Degausser and Why They Are Important

What’s a degausser? We talk about degaussers a lot when it comes to data destruction. Put simply, degaussing is the process of permanently eliminating data stored on magnetic hard disk drives and backup tapes. Degaussing scrambles not only the data but also the servo...

Payment Card Industry (PCI DSS)

The Payment Card Industry (PCI) Data Security Standard directs to “Destroy media containing cardholder data when it is no longer needed for business or legal reasons as follows: Render cardholder data on electronic media unrecoverable so that cardholder data cannot be...

Gramm-Leach-Billey (GLB) Act

Many financial institutions collect personal information from their customers, such as their names, addresses and phone numbers; bank and credit card account numbers; income and credit histories; and Social Security numbers. The Gramm-Leach-Bliley (GLB) Act requires...