Hard Drive & Media Shredding

Physical Security of Hard Drive’s and ICT Equipment

The Australian Signals Directorate (ASD) produces the Australian Government Information Security Manual (ISM). The manual is the standard which governs the security of government ICT systems and compliments the Protective Security Policy Framework.

The Australian Government physical security management guidelines – Physical security of ICT equipment, systems and facilities, provides guidance to achieve a consistent approach to determining physical security controls for information and communications technology (ICT) equipment, systems and facilities holding Australian Government information.

When sanitizing retired and redundant hard drives, the Australian Government physical security management guidelines simplifies the implementation of best practices and the measures required to meet the requirements of physical security controls.

They also provide advice on protection of information and ICT assets against environmental or man-made threats.

Physical destruction of hard drive’s is required when classified information has been stored, with file recovery impossible once physically destroyed.

For more information and guidance about Hard Drive and Media Sanatisation, contact us today on 1800 874 733 or info@documentdynamix.com.au.