Media sanitizing is electronic file destruction. In the same way that paper files containing sensitive information can be shredded or burned, electronic files can be destroyed using various methods. The most effective form of electronic data destruction is done with file shredding software.

Available To 
Students, Faculty, Staff, Affiliates

Benefits and key features

IS&T will wipe, repurpose, or recycle MIT-owned computers and other electronic devices to mitigate the risk of data leaks or privacy breaches. MIT has an agreement with NCS-Global, an IT Asset Disposition services firm, to manage the disposal of IT products across the Institute, in collaboration with VPF Property.

Service includes:

  • Wiping/erasing hard drives and other data storage media.
  • Recycling or repurposing aged MIT-owned machines.

Getting started