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NAVSO P-5239-26 Requirement - Secure Data Purge From The Flash Storage Device

Posted by Samuel Nakhimovsky on Tuesday, 11 Mar 2014

NAVSO P-5239-26

Another commonly used data sanitization method to securely and efficiently purge all stored data from the Flash storage device is NAVSO P-5239-26. Defined originally in Navy Staff Office Publication 5239 Module 26: Information Systems Security Program Guidelines, published by the US Navy.  This method requires the destructive sequence below to overwrite existing information on a hard drive, SSD, Flash card or other storage device.

The NAVSO P-5239-26 data sanitization method is defined to be implemented in the following way:

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USA-Army 380-19 Requirement - Secure Data Purge From The Flash Storage Device

Posted by Samuel Nakhimovsky on Monday, 10 Mar 2014

US Army Infomation Systems Manual

Practically every government organization has defined it's own requirement for secure and untraceable data removal.   One of the such data sanitization methods used to securely purge all stored data from the Flash storage device is a USA-Army 380-19 requirement. Defined in the in Army Regulation 380-19, published by the US Army this method mandates the destructive sequence below to overwrite existing information on a hard drive, SSD, Flash card or other storage device.

The USA-Army 380-19 data sanitization method is defined to be implemented in the following way:

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AFSSI-5020 Requirement - Secure Data Purge From The Flash Storage Device

Posted by Samuel Nakhimovsky on Friday, 07 Mar 2014

US Dept of Air Force Seal

One of the many data sanitization methods used to securely  and efficiently purge all stored data from the Flash storage device is AFSSI-5020. Defined in the Air Force System Security Instruction 5020 by the United States Air Force (USAF) this method mandates the destructive sequence below to overwrite existing information on a hard drive, SSD, Flash card or other storage device.

The AFSSI-5020 data sanitization method is defined to be implemented in the following way:

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Replacing Legacy Storage Devices - Low Capacity SSDs and Flash Cards

Posted by Biraj Jamalayam on Tuesday, 18 Feb 2014

Oftentimes we get emails from customers looking for a Flash storage solution for an application that had been designed quite a few years back. Usually this involves either a low capacity HDD or Flash card replacement or an interface that has been technically obsoleted long ago.

Legacy Cockpit Electronics

As an example, one of our customers refurbishes old airplanes. The business involves keeping the plane hull and upgrading the cockpit electronics. Well, the old airplanes, obviously, have older components, and the HDD in the black box is typically in the 10's of Megabytes range. Nowadays, one can easily buy a HDD in 100's of Gigabytes or even Terrabytes, but to buy a brand new HDD with only 10's of Megabytes is not possible.

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