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DX-CD2 [ OPTICAL MEDIA ]
Disc Data Destroyer
Starting at $1647.50
Securely and permanently eradicates
digital data on DVDs and CD-ROMs beyond
the possibility of forensic recovery.
Evaluated by the NSA and meets the
requirements of NSA/CSS 04-02 for
Optical Media Destruction.
Hand-Held Data Lab for Forensic Data
Starting @ $1699
Developed by CPR Tools engineers
in answer to our own data recovery
lab technicians requests, PSIClone
is packed with useful features for
the forensic investigator. Designed
with forensic data integrity in mind,
a key feature of PSIClone is
that the user is unable to write to
the source side of the
DefenDisk - External Harddrive
with EMERGENCY DESTRUCT
The DefenDisk is an external harddrive
that permanently destroys the harddrive
on command in under 30 seconds. Preferred
by law enforcement, field military
and overseas government agencies
ATA hard drives are the most
common type of hard drive found on PC's.
They are generally accessed in SATA (Serial)
drives or PATA (Parallel) scenarios. ATA
hard drives are usually less expensive that
SCSI drives, which are found in servers
and disk storage arrays.
Software based hard drive
purging method uses special applications
to write patterns of meaningless data (a
combination of 1s and 0s) onto the drive,
usually requiring several passes. Prior
to NISTs establishment new best practices
in 2007, the older, Department of Defense
standard requires 3 levels of overwriting.
Deploys a powerful magnetic
field to destroy all magnetically recorded
data on electronic media. See a comparison
of degaussing vs. Security Erase-enabled
data destruction devices here.
End of Life Data Cycle
The end of the useful working
phase of digital information, whether stored
on a hard drive, disk array, CD-ROM or other
electronic media. Long overlooked in the
security business, proper destruction and
decommissioning of electronic media is taking
on new importance as government oversight
Purging information is a media
sanitization process that protects the confidentiality
of information on a hard drive against a
laboratory attack. Purging, which includes
Security Erase, degaussing and software
overwriting technologies, is rated by NIST
at the highest level of security that doesn't
involve actual physical destruction.
The process of recovering
destroyed or otherwise compromised data
from hard drives, CD-ROMs or other electronic
media. Data recovery engineers employ specialized
technologies such as the PSIClone to access
hard to recover data on hard drives.
The National Institute of
Standards and Technology (NIST) supports
accurate and compatible measurements by
certifying and providing over 1300 Standard
Reference Materials® with well-characterized
composition or properties, or both. These
materials are used to perform instrument
calibrations in units as part of overall
quality assurance programs, to verify the
accuracy of specific measurements and to
support the development of new measurement
methods. With regard to data destruction
on electronic media, NIST has issued Special
Publication 800-88, which specifies best
practices for sanitizing hard drives.
Refers to various methods
that eliminate data from hard drives, CD-ROMs
and other magnetic media, synonymous with
purging and clearing.
SCSI Hard Drive
Sometimes called a "scuzzi"
drive, SCSI hard drives are more expensive
and usally have greater memory capacity
than ATA drives. They are used in servers
and disk storage arrays.
Developed by the NSA and the
Center for Magnetic Recording Research at
the University of California San Diego,
Secure erase is a utility embedded on most
ATA, IDE abd SATA hard drives manufactured
since 2001. The firmware based protocol
uses non-externally accessible drive controls
and commands to purge data in all user accessible
areas of the storage device. It eradicates
data beyond forensic reconstruction at speeds
up to 4 GB / minute and is the technology
deployed by CPR Tools Hammer data eradication
device for hard drives.