Overheard: Word of the Day

Oct 5 2009   12:04PM GMT

Overheard – Degaussing

Margaret Rouse Margaret Rouse Profile: Margaret Rouse

“Outside of physical destruction, degaussing is a very reliable means for erasing backup tapes. The problem with basic degaussing is that there’s not a ‘yes’ or ‘no’ confirmation that the destruction has indeed taken place. So, ideally, both degaussing combined with physical destruction would be best to ensure nothing’s going to be recovered.”

Kevin Beaver, Secure data destruction options for old backup tapes and disk

Today’s WhatIs.com Word of the Day is degaussing.

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