White Papers

The world of data security is always evolving. To help you keep up on the latest development, we have complied a variety of white papers that our customers have found helpful in there decision make processes.

Learn Why Certification Is Important

June 28, 2019

There is a significant difference between software claiming to be "in compliance" with standards and software that is "certified" by recognized security organizations. Learn why certification is important and why relying only on compliance is dangerous.

Data Storage on the Cloud

May 24, 2019

With all the advantages to the cloud, there are many disadvantages and dangers when entrusting data to another company. Data leakage, DDOS attacks, and snooping are far greater risks on the cloud as opposed to physical storage.

WipeDrive is Fundamental in Helping Organizations Meet PCI DSS Requirements

April 26, 2019

New data breach strategies and attacks have made it imperative that standards be put in place to protect credit card data. The Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) is an ongoing regulation started in 2006 to ensure that all companies that accept, process, store or transmit credit card information do so in a secure environment.

Is Encryption Enough when Retiring Hard Drives?

March 29, 2019

Encrypting hard drives adds an effective new level of data protection and security for organizations. However, there is a disturbing trend of relying upon encryption as a form of data sanitization. While encrypted data may seem inaccessible it should never be considered 'sanitized' since all of the data remains and various risk factors threaten this approach.

GDPR Changes and Asset Retirement

February 22, 2019

The worlds strictest data protection regulations have recently gone in to effect. General Data Protection Regulation's newest updates aim to protect all EU citizens from privacy and data breaches. Every organization that collects and/or processes data from people in the EU is subject to GDPR and needs to comply.

5 Security Holes You May Have Missed

January 25, 2019

The hard drive retirement process is one of the most neglected security threats most companies face today. Data contained in old or retired hard drives can put your organization at equal risk to other attack vectors. Take the opportunity to see how your organization may be at risk and how to address any security holes you may have in regards to your hard drive retirement process.

Crypto Erase and Data Erasure

December 28, 2018

Disk encryption is a useful way to secure data, but there are problems with relying on encryption alone to protect data after drive disposal. Using drive wiping in conjunction with cryptographic key erasure solves these problems.

Are Multiple Wipe Passes Necessary for Secure Data Erasure?

November 30, 2018

While WipeDrive software allows you to do any number of passes using any wipe pattern, there is no compelling evidence to suggest that any more than one pass is necessary to ensure complete data erasure. This report briefly explains why organizations use multiple passes and why we don't currently see them as being necessary.

Does You Data Sanitization Software Address The DCO Correctly?

October 26, 2018

A DCO lock prevents DCO setting modification. Since a locked DCO is not accessible to the user, it can potentially pose a threat to data security, if data has been stored on the DCO.

WipeDrive Compliance: NESA in the United Arab Emirates

September 28, 2018

The United Arab Emirates requires all agencies meet National Electronic Security Authority (NESA) compliance regulations. These regulations are meant to limit the exposure of data loss and data breaches by government agencies. This report reviews the NESA requirements and what UAE agencies can do to meet them.

WipeDrive Enterprise: Common Criteria EAL2+ Certification

August 24, 2018

The Common Criteria for Information Technology Security Evaluation is an international standard for computer security certification managed by 30 member countries. WipeDrive Enterprise obtained EAL 2+ certification on a data erasure security target and received evaluation by a Common Criteria certified lab. This rigorous certification is the most comprehensive certification currently available.

Data Sanitisation Guidelines For N3 Connected Networks

July 27, 2018

The National Health Service in the UK recently made major changes to their data sanitisation guidelines. These guidelines were published in the Destruction and Disposal of Sensitive Data: Good Practice Guidelines and in the Sanitisation, Reuse, Disposal and Destruction of Electronic Media: Guidance For Health and Care Organisations policy updates. The updated guidelines provide recommendations for the secure erasure of patient data on many different types of media.

WhiteCanyon Patent 9665743

June 29, 2018

WhiteCanyon Software selectively pursues intellectual property protection on methods and developments in the data erasure industry. This patent protects the process of wiping data on a computer that is reported lost or stolen. This patent reaffirms WhiteCanyon Software as the world leader in data erasure technology.

WhiteCanyon Patent 9396359

May 25, 2018

WhiteCanyon Software selectively persues intellectual property protection on methods and developments in the data erasure industry. In practicing full disk erasure with encryption key destruction, we created the concept of a patent for the sanitization method on an encrypted disk drive.

OEM Tools: Data Wiping Issues and Weaknesses

April 27, 2018

Many SSD, NVMe and hard drive manufacturers provide OEM Tools for formatting, partitioning and secure erasure. Though many groups on the internet provide support for OEM Tools as an alternative to commercial data wipe solutions, this paper explains why OEM tools fail to be a practical replacement and addresses their major issues.

Low Level Format & OEM Tool Issues

March 30, 2018

Data removal has been a requirement in organizations since data-bearing devices held confidential and proprietary data. Low Level Format (LLF) and OEM Tools may have once worked on data storage devices (some argue that these options were never fully successful) but technical advances have made these options obsolete.

DoD 5220.22-M Relevancy & the Evolution of Wipe Standards

Febuary 23, 2018

Changes in technology and data storage devices have forced the DoD 5220.22-M erasure standard to be re-evaluated. The following document discusses the DoD 5220.22-M deletion standard, its efficacy today and discover what organizations are using for their proven wipe method.