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Equipment Disposal Related Topics

Deleting files from your computer or laptop does not permanently remove the data. The hard drive must be overwritten (sometimes called "wiping" the drive) before disposal to ensure that deleted files cannot be recovered.

Darik's Boot and Nuke (DBAN) is a free program used to overwrite a computer or laptop hard drive.  Download DBAN at

DBAN Documentation

Security Standards and Procedures

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