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Hard Drive Destruction And ICT Security

Hard Drive Destruction

Today, most of the world’s data is saved digitally in cloud storage systems and ultimately on hard disks or hard drives. Data breaches occur daily and even Governments are not completely protected from malicious attacks with regard to hacking or physical theft of devices. 

Sensitive Government, corporate and personal information are always at risk, even after devices are switched off. Therefore there is a distinct need to make sure devices are not stored in an unsecure facility.  

To make certain sensitive data is removed from all types of storage devices including hard drives, SSDs, USB drives and other types of devices that store data, complete physical destruction is essential.

To completely protect an organisation, removing the data and also shredding the storage devices (like hard drives) becomes the right choice.  SHDD is a certified NAID AAA PSPF disposal service provider. NAID accreditation is rigorous and certifies that SHDD is qualified to meet the strictest requirements for handling information security at the highest level of classification needed in a disposal environment; particularly when handling Government and Defence information.

Advantages of using a NAID AAA PSPF certified disposal service: 

  • You avoid the risk of a data breach, with the certainty there will not be any data leakage with the rigorous disposal process from collection through to recycling after destruction.
  • NAID certified providers give you proof that information and devices were destroyed in accordance with the information security handling requirements of the PSPF keeping you, your customers and suppliers secure from data breaches within the disposal process; and keep track of the whole process.

Secure Hard Drive Destruction is our name, what we do and is a pretty good indication of our purpose… keeping your information secure as we destroy it completely. 

Offering all service to ensure complete erasure and data destruction of information which includes degaussing, cutting and shredding security protected attractive assets and ICT media and assets for the Australian Department of Defence (DoD), and numerous other Australian Government agencies and departments, federal and state.

Dont leave evidence

Of course, there are several methods to destroy data storage devices like hard drives such as drilling and hammering however, they lack the finesse and precision needed to comply with the strictest requirements needed for Government and Defence disposal needs; which Secure Hard Drive Destruction achieves through its rigorous process. 

SHDD is also committed to a greener tomorrow. Our recycling services follow up after the necessary precursor destruction protocols and procedures. All e-waste also goes through the same recycling steps as the waste from destruction of the data holding devices. 

Our hard drive shredding service meets the stringent requirements the Government has set through its regulations in accordance with Australia’s PSPF, DSPF and ISM frameworks.

We are officially listed on the following Commonwealth Government Panels -

Secure Hard Drive Destruction delivers highly classified asset disposal services. Our drive destruction service will allow:

How does hard drive destruction work?

Simply erasing data from your media devices and assets, such as solid-state drives, USB sticks, Hard disks, and etc. is not enough; there is plenty of software available online to recover lost or deleted data. 

What we offer is a complete service which is certified and involves deletion, overwriting and physical destruction of your media and assets that hold sensitive data… so there is no shred of evidence left to recover.

The complete process we undergo with our disposal services, is what makes the difference with physically destroying the media and assets like Hard Drives(HDs); the only way you can be confident in stopping sensitive information from leaking. 

We provide collection and or packaging, storage and off-site destruction, as well as recycling; even hazardous materials. We also provide on-site disposal for the larger projects where it does not make sense to package and ship the mass of assets in need of disposal. Email or call us to discuss your requirements and we can let you know very quickly what would be the best solution for your situation.

You can select what is necessary or you can take us up on managing everything for you… we’re very flexible.

On-site Hard Drive Destruction

As mentioned we also provide an “On-site Disposal System(ODS-1)”. This secure destruction system can be deployed anywhere in the world. The ODS-1 has been designed by us and requires trained and security cleared personnel, which we supply as a part of the service in Australia.

The advantages of on-site disposals include:

Large organisations that need to destroy a stock pile of old and inactive hard drives may choose on-site destruction service as their preferred method of disposal. These HDs may or may not contain sensitive information. 

Usually, corporations or individuals don’t own the right tools and equipment to destroy hard drives, especial those that need shredding, as we can supply; hence they need the professional and certified services that we, Secure Hard Drive Destruction provide.

Off-site Hard Drive Destruction

As most companies don’t have the right equipment or knowledge to eliminate highly sensitive content along with storage devices, most businesses need and request off-site hard drive destruction. This method is primarily utilised by Governments and large corporations who have multiple sites and small caches of media and assets needing secure disposal to prevent espionage and data leaks. 

Providing a complete service we can plan the project, collect and or securely pack the assets, transport them to a secure facility where our cleared personnel carry out the destruction and recycling processes. When required this takes place in the presence of the required Government and Defence personnel and can also be recorded on camera for verification. 

Off-site destruction takes the noisy and dangerous process of destruction away from your business and daily activity; into a purpose built secure environment with security cleared and vetted personnel who are trained to provide these services and keep your information secure.

Our destruction services are listed on these Commonwealth Government Panels:


Australian Government

 Department of Digital Transformation Agency (DTA) Hardware Market Place Panel


Department of Defence

Capability Acquisition Sustainment Group (CASG) Disposal Panel Member Scrap Metal


Department of Defence

Capability Acquisition Sustainment Group (CASG) Disposal Panel Member Major Fleets and Platforms


Department of Defence

Capability Acquisition Sustainment Group (CASG) Disposal Panel Member Explosive Ordinance (Free From Explosive)

Full Accreditation

SHDD is compliant with the following ISO standards:

ISO 9001 (quality management system standards), ISO 14001 (effective environmental management system) and ISO 45001 & AS/NZS 4801 (occupational health and safety assessment Series & Australian and New Zealand standard for safety management).

Secure Hard Drive Destruction (SHDD) is a member of NAID and is a NAID AAA PSPF certified destruction service provider.

Our equipment is endorsed by the Australian Security Construction and Equipment Committee (SCEC) and approved by the NSA and ATF in the United States.

We are also accredited by the Banknote Ethics Initiative (BnEI) and are Australian Community members allowing us to carry out disposal of ITAR and other Treaty Articles.

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