LifeSpan announced that company President Dag Adamson is a founding member of a task force formed by NAID (National Association for Information Destruction) to study Solid State Drive (SSD) data destruction. The task force is to be composed of industry professionals and technical experts and will explore developing a standard for both physical destruction and sanitization that will meet the needs of business customers.
“Solid state drives have become widely deployed and the number is growing, so there is need for standardized operational practices for SSD sanitization and destruction,” said Adamson. “I am excited to be a part of this task force to deliver an industry supported, realistic solution that addresses risk, security and costs for SSD asset retirement.”
Adamson has previously done magnetic hard drive data destruction research with the University of California-San Diego Center for Magnetic Recording Research (UCSD CMMR). He has also more recently been engaged with UCSD Non Volatile Systems Lab (NVSL) to study destruction and potential data recovery with SSDs.
Founded in 2002, LifeSpan (http://www.lifespanrecycling.com) is a managed services company that provides electronic asset retirement services to organizations nationwide. LifeSpan offers the flexibility of handling large quantities of equipment or many locations with a customized program. LifeSpan also manage a full range of end-of-life data security issues for our clients. LifeSpan maintains the highest standards and certifications for environmental protection and ethical business practices.
National Association for Information Destruction (www.naidonline.com) is a non-profit trade association of the secure data destruction industry, currently representing over 1,800 member locations globally. NAID’s mission is to promote the proper destruction of discarded information and to encourage the outsourcing of destruction needs to qualified contractors.