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Term Definition
Degaussing Degaussing is a method of data destruction on magnetic media.  Degaussing reverses the magnetic write to the drive wiping the data clean often rendering the drive useless and not reusable
Destructor LionCage onsite trucks that come onsite to destroy drives and documents are known as “LionCage Destructors“. Our LionCage trucks utilize the newest and strongest technology to ensure compliance with regulatory boards.
Hard Drive A Hard Drive is where a computer stores its information. The hard drive is often made of metal and reads and writes utilizing a magnetic head. Post use hard drive data can be purged via Sanitization, Degaussing or Shredding
Hard Drive Shredding Hard Drive Shredding is a process in which a drive is dropped into a special shredder made exclusively for metal media and slices up the drive.
Hipaa The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 – laws to ensure medical privacy
Hitech HiTech – Is essentially a updated revision on Hipaa -The Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health, deals with medical privacy, data retention and policies in securing data
LC Certified LC Certified is a term used by LionCage given to our shredding and data destruction specialists who pass our certification exams and who stay current via continuing education classes on relevant laws and regulations.
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NIST The National Institute of Standards and Technology – is a non-regulatory agency of the US Dept. of Commerce. In regard E-Recycle/Shred industry NISTSP 800-88 stress the need for independence when verifying the results of a data wipe and approves devices for secure data wiping.
Recyle Recycling is a process of renewing(waste) materials into like new products to prevent waste of potentially useful materials,  and to conserve  nature by conserving trees, water, gasses etc.
Sanitizing Sanitization is a process of data removal from hard drives and other magnetic media in where the data is wiped clean however the drive can be reused. When done correctly drive sanitization is NIST Compliant
Shredding Shredding is a process in which documents and other forms of paper are shredded and destroyed often to comply with privacy regulations
SOX The Sarbanes–Oxley Act of 2002 – is a United States federal law that set new or enhanced standards for all U.S. public company boards, management and public accounting firms.
Waste Waste is the remains left over by a core product. Waste can either be disposed of or often can be reused by recycling.