When physically destroying media, using approved equipment can provide a level of certainty that that data residing on the media is actually destroyed.

Approved equipment includes destruction equipment listed in the Security Construction and Equipment Committee (SCEC)’s Security Equipment Evaluated Products List, the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation (ASIO)’s Security Equipment Guide (SEG)-009, Optical Media Shredders, and ASIO’s SEG-018, Destructors.

ASIO’s SEG-009 and SEG-018 are available from the Protective Security Policy govdex community or ASIO by email.

If using degaussers to destroy media, the United States’ National Security Agency maintains a list of evaluated degaussers while the United Kingdom’s National Cyber Security Centre maintains a list of certified degaussers.

For information on Media Destruction Equipment, contact Shredder Sales on: 1800 808 880 or by email: info@shreddersales.com.au