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Abbreviation(s) and Synonym(s):

None

Definition(s):

  A method of sanitization that applies logical techniques to sanitize data in all user-addressable storage locations for protection against simple non-invasive data recovery techniques; typically applied through the standard Read and Write commands to the storage device, such as by rewriting with a new value or using a menu option to reset the device to the factory state (where rewriting is not supported).
Source(s):
CNSSI 4009-2015 (NIST SP 800-88 Rev. 1)

  A method of Sanitization by applying logical techniques to sanitizedata in all user-addressable storage locations for protection againstsimple non-invasive data recovery techniques using the sameinterface available to the user; typicallyapplied through the standard read and write commands to the storage device, such as by rewritingwith a new value or using a menu option to reset the device to thefactory state(where rewriting is not supported).
Source(s):
NIST SP 800-88 Rev. 1 under Clear