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destroy

Abbreviation(s) and Synonym(s):

None

Definition(s):

  In this Recommendation, to destroy is an action applied to a key or a piece of secret data. After a key or a piece of secret data is destroyed, no information about its value can be recovered.
Source(s):
NIST SP 800-56A Rev. 2 under Destroy

  An action applied to a key or a piece of (secret) data. In this Recommendation, after a key or a piece of data is destroyed, no information about its value can be recovered.
Source(s):
NIST SP 800-56B Rev. 1 under Destroy

  A method of Sanitization that renders Target Data recovery infeasible using state of the art laboratory techniques and results in the subsequent inability to use the media for storage of data.
Source(s):
NIST SP 800-88 Rev. 1 under Destroy

  A method of sanitization that renders Target Data recovery infeasible using state of the art laboratory techniques and results in the subsequent inability to use the media for storage of data.
Source(s):
CNSSI 4009-2015 (NIST SP 800-88 Rev. 1)