Media Destruction Guidance
The products on these lists meet specific NSA performance requirements for sanitizing, destroying, or disposing of media containing sensitive or classified information. Inclusion on a list does not constitute an endorsement by NSA or the U.S. Government.
Note: NSA has determined that High Security Disintegrators listed on the Evaluated Products List provide adequate security for the destruction of paper, optical media (CDs and DVDs), and punched tape as annotated on the EPL.
When destroying optical media in disintegrators, NSA recommends that paper be mixed with the optical media during destruction. Please contact the manufacturer to determine if a specific product is mechanically suited for optical media destruction.
Storage Device Sanitization Manual
NSA/CSS Storage Device Declassification Manual (SDDM)
Degaussers (Magnetic Media Sanitization)
NSA/CSS Evaluated Products List - Degausser
Hard Drive Destruction Devices
NSA/CSS Evaluated Product List - Hard Drive Destruction Devices
High Security Disintegrators
NSA/CSS Evaluated Products List (EPL) for High-Security Disintegrators
NSA/CSS Evaluated Products List for Optical Media Destruction Devices
NSA/CSS Evaluated Products List for Punched Tape Destruction Devices
Solid State Storage
NSA/CSS Evaluated Product List - Solid State Destruction Devices
Date Posted: Nov 14, 2008 | Last Modified: Aug 19, 2015 | Last Reviewed: Aug 19, 2015