Re: secure disposal of backup tapes
From: Saqib Ali (docbook.xml_at_gmail.com)
Date: Wed, 23 Nov 2005 09:58:53 -0800 To: "John R. Dennison" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Depending upon the local I would tend to think that destruction
> by fire would be against local codes due to the materials involved.
> Would not a strong magnetic source work instead?
Using a magnetic source is degaussing, which results in Data Remnance.
For "Secret" and "Top Secret" classification level Media Destruction
is required. Desgaussing will not work for these classification
For "Confidential", destruction is preferred, but degaussing is
allowed. (I think).
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