[Faccus] [Sec-wg] Hard drive degausser

Jason Testart jatestart at uwaterloo.ca
Mon Jan 30 12:17:56 EST 2012

The university already has a process for shredding hard disks.


If Central Stores gets a hard disk that doesn't have a "this has been
safely wiped" sticker on it, they send it to Cambridge for shredding.
I've seen the shredder, it's cool (sparks fly out as it goes nom-nom-nom).


Jason Testart, BMath, CISSP
Director, Information Security Services
Information Systems & Technology
University of Waterloo
Waterloo, Ontario CANADA
+1-519-888-4567 x38393

On 12-01-30 12:12 PM, "Isaac Morland" <ijmorlan at uwaterloo.ca> wrote:

>On Mon, 30 Jan 2012, Carlos Mendes wrote:
>> IST or Central Stores (surplus location) comes to mind.
>Central Stores already handles disposal of equipment and also shredding
>paper documents, so having the "electronic shredder" over there would
>a lot of sense.  The only tricky bit might be making sure when sending
>something for wiping prior to warranty repair that it doesn't get
>surplussed instead of sent in. ;-)
>Isaac Morland			CSCF Web Guru
>DC 2554C, x36650		WWW Software Specialist

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