Title

An Evaluation of Data Erasing Tools

Document Type

Conference Proceeding

Publisher

Edith Cowan University

Editor(s)

Andrew Woodard and Craig Valli

Faculty

Faculty of Computing, Health and Science

School

School of Computer and Security Science / Security Research Centre (secAU)

RAS ID

12288

Comments

This article was originally published as: Martin, T., & Jones, A. (2011). An Evaluation of Data Erasing Tools. Paper presented at the 9th Australian Digital Forensics Conference. Perth, WA. Original article available here

Abstract

The permanent removal of data from computer disks has always been problematic. This has been due, in part, to the lack of availability of tools, and in part due to the misperception by the user that when a file is deleted it is destroyed and cannot be recovered and that when a disk is formatted, the data is destroyed. In this paper, we examine a number of the commonly available tools to determine how effectively they function and whether they achieve the aim of the effective destruction of data

Access Rights

Open Access