Data Security Issues Relating to End of Life Equipment

    Volume 2, Issue 4 (April 2005)

    ISSN: 1546-962X

    CODEN: JAIOAD

    Published Online: 4 April 2005

    Page Count: 7


    Bennison, PF
    Waste Management & Recycling Products, Inc., Schenectady, NY

    Lasher, PJ
    Waste Management & Recycling Products, Inc., Schenectady, NY

    (Received 23 June 2004; accepted 20 August 2004)

    Abstract

    Data security is obviously becoming more important for anyone involved in computer security. Encryption methods have become more advanced over the years, and there are plenty of tools available that will prevent intruders from accessing confidential data on an active network. However, one of the easiest methods for would-be attackers to gather confidential information is by recovering data from discarded computer hardware or other storage media. This paper covers security concerns related to end of life computer equipment and methods for properly destroying information so it cannot be recovered.


    Paper ID: JAI12906

    DOI: 10.1520/JAI12906

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    Title Data Security Issues Relating to End of Life Equipment
    Symposium Building Security in an Age of Terrorism, 2004-10-06
    Committee F12