CISSP Question of the Day – 9-8-2016

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Today’s CISSP question topic: Secure Erase

You are tasked with erasing hard drives that will be re-purposed elsewhere in the company. Because the data contained on the disks was not sensitive you are only required to clear the data in such as way as to prevent recovery using normally available data recovery tools. Which of the following terms most accurately describes what you need to do?

  1. Physical destruction
  2. Degaussing
  3. Encryption
  4. Clearing
  5. Purging


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Colin Weaver is co-owner and lead instructor at ITdojo, Inc., a network security and information assurance training center and consulting firm located in Virginia Beach, VA. His passion for technology, networks, and security has led him to become enthralled with the idea of IPv6 and its implementation. In this blog he will share with you glimpses of what he has learned and a hint at what you’ll learn in his classes.