This complies with the following guidance:
- HM Government Information Assurance Standard No. 5
(Secure Sanitisation of Protectively Marked or Sensitive Information)
guidance on sanitisation procedures for destroying hard drives
containing data up to Impact Level (IL) 3 – Restricted, which is to
degauss then destroy using commercial best practice.
National Institute for Standards and Technology (NIST) guidance for the sanitisation of hard drives containing moderate
security data (SP800-88) which is to purge the hard disk using a