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sanitize

Abbreviation(s) and Synonym(s):

sanitization

Definition(s):

  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 under sanitization
NIST SP 800-172A under sanitization
NIST SP 800-171 Rev. 2 under sanitization
NIST SP 800-171 Rev. 1 [Superseded] under sanitization

  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 under sanitization
NIST SP 800-53 Rev. 5 under sanitization from NIST SP 800-88 Rev. 1
NIST SP 800-88 Rev. 1 under Sanitize

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

  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 under sanitization

  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CNSSI 4009-2015 [Superseded] from CNSSI 1253F Attachment 3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CNSSI 4009-2015 [Superseded] from NIST SP 800-88 Rev. 1

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CNSSI 4009-2015 [Superseded] under sanitization