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Guidelines for Media Sanitization:



Richard Kissel, Andrew Regenscheid, Matthew Scholl, Kevin Stine
- NIST SP 800-88r1
Report Number
NIST SP 800-88r1


Kissel, R. , Regenscheid, A. , Scholl, M. and Stine, K. (2014), Guidelines for Media Sanitization:, , National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD, [online], (Accessed July 21, 2024)


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Created December 1, 2014, Updated May 20, 2023