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sanitization

Abbreviation(s) and Synonym(s):

sanitize

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 from CNSSI 4009 - Adapted
NIST SP 800-18 Rev. 1 under Sanitization from CNSSI 4009 - Adapted

  Actions taken to render data written on media unrecoverable by both ordinary and, for some forms of sanitization, extraordinary means.
Source(s):
NIST SP 800-172
NIST SP 800-172A
NIST SP 800-171 Rev. 2
NIST SP 800-171 Rev. 1 [Superseded]

  A process to render access to Target Data on the media infeasible for a given level of effort. Clear, Purge, and Destroy are actions that can be taken to sanitize media.
Source(s):
NIST SP 800-37 Rev. 2
NIST SP 800-53 Rev. 5 from NIST SP 800-88 Rev. 1

  Process to remove information from media such that data recovery is not possible.
Source(s):
NIST SP 800-172
NIST SP 800-172A

  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 800-171 Rev. 2

  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CNSSI 4009-2015 [Superseded] under sanitize from CNSSI 1253F Attachment 3

  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CNSSI 4009-2015 [Superseded] under sanitize from NIST SP 800-88 Rev. 1

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CNSSI 4009-2015 [Superseded]

  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NIST SP 800-53 Rev. 4 [Superseded] under Sanitization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 [Superseded] under Sanitization