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Publication Citation: Avoiding Accidental Data Loss

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Author(s): Richard L. Kissel;
Title: Avoiding Accidental Data Loss
Published: October 18, 2013
Abstract: Does your organization have systematic procedures to remove sensitive data from obsolete equipment, or do you use a somewhat ad hoc process for the cleanup and disposal of old gear? Careless disposal of data storage hardware has led to costly and embarrassing incidents for organizations that discovered too late that their control over media sanitization was inadequate. The guidelines presented here will help organizations review their sanitization procedures and develop a more sound process if needed.
Citation: IEEE IT Professional
Volume: 15
Issue: 5
Pages: pp. 12 - 15
Keywords: data disposal; data loss; data protection; data removal; data sanitation; information technology
Research Areas: Cyber Education
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/MITP.2013.75  (Note: May link to a non-U.S. Government webpage)
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