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Eleventh Hour Security+ by Ido Dubrawsky

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Secure Disposal of Systems

The first step regarding disposal and destruction is deciding what needs to be disposed of and destroyed. Because data can become obsolete or is legally required to be removed after a period of time, certain data needs to be removed from a system. Organizations often incorporate a data retention policy, which outlines the period of time when data and printed records become obsolete.

When files, records, or paperwork are destroyed, a policy dealing with disposal and destruction of data should be used. Such a policy can also be referred to when determining what to do with data that is destroyed daily, such as forms that are incorrectly filled out or corporate memos that are read but no longer needed. This policy provides ...

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