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sanitization

Abbreviation(s) and Synonym(s): Definition(s):

  Process to remove information from media such that information recovery is not possible. It includes removing all labels, markings, and activity logs.
Source(s):
FIPS 200 under SANITIZATION (CNSSI 4009 - Adapted)
NIST SP 800-18 Rev. 1 under Sanitization (CNSSI 4009 - Adapted)

  Actions taken to render data written on media unrecoverable by both ordinary and, for some forms of sanitization, extraordinary means. Process to remove information from media such that data recovery is not possible. It includes removing all classified labels, markings, and activity logs.
Source(s):
NIST SP 800-53 Rev. 4 under Sanitization

  Actions taken to render data written on media unrecoverable by both ordinary and, for some forms of sanitization, extraordinary means. Process to remove information from media such that data recovery is not possible. It includes removing all classified labels, markings, and activity logs.
Source(s):
NIST SP 800-53 Rev. 4 under Sanitization

  Actions taken to render data written on media unrecoverable by both ordinary and, for some forms of sanitization, extraordinary means.
Source(s):
NIST SP 800-171 Rev. 1

  See sanitize.
Source(s):
CNSSI 4009-2015

  1. A process to render access to target data on the media infeasible for a given level of effort. Clear, purge, damage, and destruct are actions that can be taken to sanitize media. See media sanitization.
Source(s):
CNSSI 4009-2015 under sanitize (NIST SP 800-88 Rev. 1)

  2. The removal of extraneous or potentially harmful data (e.g., malware) within a file or other information container (e.g., network protocol packet).
Source(s):
CNSSI 4009-2015 under sanitize (CNSSI 1253F Attachment 3)