Data security is of paramount importance to the University, and this includes the sanitization and deletion of data kept in various types of storage devices.
Below are the recommended Industry-standard data storage deletion guidelines as provided by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).
In said NIST guidelines, the terms “Clear” and “Destroy” are used to refer to the different methods of erasing data from storage devices.
This method involves using software or hardware products to overwrite storage space on the media with non-sensitive data. However, this method might not necessarily address data in hidden or inaccessible areas of the storage.
To CLEAR your drives/disks, you may refer to these links:
This method involves physically destroying the storage media or device through a variety of methods ranging from pulverizing to melting and incineration.
To DESTROY drives/disks, you may watch these videos:
Users are expected to use ONE of the TWO methods described above.
For more information about the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) guidelines on storage deletion, please go here: https://www.nist.gov/news-events/news/2006/08/how-guide-removing-data-storage-media
Should you need technical support on IT equipment and devices and data deletion, please contact the following:
For UP System Offices/Units: https://ictsupport.up.edu.ph/
For CU Offices/Units: https://itdc.up.edu.ph/contact-us#cu-it-support