Author Elizabeth Wilmot

On-site hard drive degaussing in NY

On-site hard drive degaussing in NY

One recent project for Data Killers was on-site hard drive degaussing in NY.   The project in the New York area was to degauss hundreds of hard drives for a branch of the military.  This military customer required high-level security clearance and confidentiality, which is no problem for Data Killers because our teams of data experts are all background screened and approved.  Also, all Data Killers personnel sign and adhere to a strict confidentiality agreement as a condition of employment.   The classified hard drives provided by our military customer for destruction required our premium NSA degaussing services with redundant shredding.  This highly technical process is the only NSA approved process to destroy hard drives.  All the customer’s hard drives were degaussed on-site at their facility then shredded while they witnessed in order to meet rigid compliance requirements.  As with all our customers, this military customer was confident that Data Killers could provide exceptional on-site hard drive destruction at their facility, and indeed we did!

Data Killers’ nationwide data and product destruction services include any array of Fortune 500 corporations, medical facilities, government agencies, and military branches.  At Data Killers, protecting our customer’s data and confidentiality is a key component to being the most trusted and respected provider in the industry.

Degaussing is the process of decreasing or eliminating a remnant magnetic field. It is named after the Gauss unit of magnetism, which was named after Carl Friedrich Gauss , a German scientist. Due to magnetic hysteresis it is generally not possible to reduce a magnetic field completely to zero, so degaussing typically induces a very small “known”  field referred to as bias. Degaussing was originally applied to reduce ships’ magnetic signatures during WWII. Degaussing is also used to reduce magnetic fields in CRT monitors (“burn-in”) and as well as to destroy the data on magnetic media”