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NIST SP 800-88 Rev. 1

Guidelines for Media Sanitization

Date Published: December 2014

Supersedes: SP 800-88 (09/01/2006)

Planning Note (03/27/2023): Send inquiries about this publication to


Richard Kissel (NIST), Andrew Regenscheid (NIST), Matthew Scholl (NIST), Kevin Stine (NIST)



media types; mobile devices with storage; crypto erase; secure erase; media sanitization; sanitization tools and methods; ensuring confidentiality
Control Families

Maintenance; Media Protection; Risk Assessment


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Supplemental Material:
Sample "Certificate of Sanitization" from Appendix G (docx)

Document History:
12/17/14: SP 800-88 Rev. 1 (Final)