Fundamentals of Storage Media Sanitation
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Overview: Data in transit or at rest is the primary focus of administrative, physical and technical safeguards. Security professionals are doing better every day when it comes to defending information in static production environments. But what happens when magnetic, optical, or semiconductor media is repurposed or retired? This white paper defines media sanitation and how it fits into an overall security program, examines how attackers extract information from electronic media even after its been overwritten and it explores ways one can protect the organization from attacks, both casual and highly motivated.