Regularly Sanitize Your Hands And Your ‘Data’

In 2013, the United Nations General Assembly officially designated November 19 as World Toilet Day, with the goal of stimulating action to tackle the international sanitation crisis. Sanitization is important in the virtual world too — meaning Data Sanitization.

Data sanitization is the process of completely removing the data stored on a memory device to make it unusable. This process is deliberate, permanent, and irreversible.

Data Sanitization is crucial because ultimately it protects sensitive data from leaving your organization. The three main methods of data sanitization for complete erasure of data are:

Physical Destruction:
As the names suggest, physical erasure involves the manual destruction of stored data. This method uses mechanical shredders to shred devices, such as phones, computers, hard drives, and printers, into small bits and pieces.

Cryptographic Erasure:

Cryptographic erasure involves the destruction of the secure key or passwords that are used to protect stored information. The permanent destruction of this key ensures that the private data stored can no longer be accessed.

Data Erasure:
The process of data erasure involves masking all information. This software based method ensures that all data previously stored is completely hidden and unrecoverable, which ensures full data sanitization.

Google Cloud Platform is designed to achieve a consistently high bar safe and effective deletion of customer data.

Check out this video overview for more information on how GCP keeps customer data safe by using Data Sanitization.

Within any organization, data sanitization plays an important role in ensuring the ongoing safe and secure destruction of private data while minimizing exposure risk.

Learn the fundamentals of data protection and security with this learning path!

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…….and always remember to sanitize your hands and data!