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MST ShreddingPlease see below details of the current UK and European Security Standards and recommendations relating to the secure disposal of protectively marked documents and media. For any more information please call us on 0845 5555 007.

EN BS 15713:2009 Standard for Secure Destruction of Confidential Material: This British and European Standard gives recommendations for the management and control of confidential material destruction, to ensure that such material is disposed of securely and safely. The recommendations apply to a company’s main business premises and any holding sites.

DIN 66399 Standards for Data Bearing Media: for full details see DIN 66399 Standards

Business Impact Levels Cabinet Office HMG IA Standard No.1: for full details see
Business Impact Levels

CPNI Standard UK Government Physical Destruction: The Centre for the Protection of National Infrastructure have produced a document which has the remit to provide security advice relating to the Secure Destruction of Sensitive Items for UK Government Departments.

Successfully evaluated Security Products can now be branded with a suitable CPNI logo.

SEAP 8100 Destruction Equipment: Security Equipment Assessment Panel, June 1998 superseded by CPNI Standard above.

SEAP 8200 Central Destruction Facilities: Security Equipment Assessment Panel, June 1998 superseded by CPNI Standard above.

CSE Catalogue of Security Equipment: Successfully evaluated security products are listed in the CSE which is the CPNI’s Catalogue of Security Equipment produced for use by Central Government Departments.

HMG IA Standard No. 5 Protective Marking Level: The Cabinet Office HMG's Security Policy Framework (SPF) defines the UK Government’s Security and Risk Strategy by mandating the requirements that HMG Agencies and Departments must follow relating to the Secure Sanitisation of Protectively Marked Documents or Sensitive Information. Sensitive data must be destroyed in line with HMG Information Assurance Standard No. 5.

CESG - The National Technical Authority for Information assurance: The CESG protects the vital interests of the UK by providing policy and assistance on the security of communications and electronic data, working in partnership with industry and academia.

CAS-D CESG Approved Assured Service: CESG Assured Service (CAS) is CESG’s approach to gaining confidence in the security of commercial IA and ICT Services. Destruction Services aim to provide appropriately audited secure destruction of HMG Media and Assets (as listed in Appendix A of HMG IA Standard No. 5) in line with relevant HMG IA policy and guidance.

DIPCOG Defence Infosec Product Co-Operation Group (UK): DIPCOG is a UK Ministry of Defence forum run by a committee composed of representatives primarily from the MoD and CESG. DIPCOG approves products and services as being suitable for use specifically by the MoD.

BSIA British Security Industry Association: The British Security Industry Association is the trade association for the private security industry in the UK where members adhere to strict quality standards. The BSIA Information Destruction (ID) Section consists of Companies that securely destroy a range of confidential information, including paper, DVDs and computer hard-drives.

NAID National Association for Information Destruction: NAID is an international association of Companies whose members assist all types of organisations to fulfil their legal obligation by offering data destruction services to securely destroying all types of discarded media, including paper, film, computer hard drives and other electronic devises in a highly efficient and environmentally responsible manner.

NSA National Security Agency Central Security Service: The NSA produce a list of evaluated products (EPL) that meet specific NSA performance requirements for sanitizing, destroying, or disposing of media containing sensitive or classified information. Whilst inclusion on a list does not necessarily constitute an endorsement by NSA or the U.S. Government, products listed would tend to be deemed as to be approved for use by Government Departments and Organisations. The NSA has determined that High Security Disintegrators listed on the EPL provide adequate security for the destruction of paper, optical media (CDs and DVDs), and punched tape, and also recommends that paper be mixed with the optical media during destruction.

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