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High Security Information End-of-Life Solutions

Paper Destruction – NSA Listed

SEM has a complete line of industry-leading NSA Listed paper shredders and a 50 year history of providing high security paper destruction equipment to US government agencies.

IT Destruction

SEM engineers solutions that accommodate any drive type, size, or volume while readily meeting the strictest regulatory, health, safety, and environmental requirements.

Enterprise Drive Destruction

SEM is the only manufacturer to engineer devices specifically for the destruction of enterprise drives, which are thicker, heavier, and denser than consumer drives.

Built on More Than 50 Years of Excellence

For over 50 years, SEM has been the undisputed leader in data elimination for classified and highly sensitive information, providing high security data destruction devices to the United States federal government and its subsidiaries. Today, we build upon that standard of excellence by supplying the military, intelligence, and federal law enforcement communities including the FBI, DoD, CIA, and Department of Securities and Exchanges with unparalleled machines that shred, disintegrate, destroy, and sanitize the highest levels of classified data stored on every type of media.

More recently moving into the data center market, we have a proven record with hundreds of machines in data centers worldwide. SEM strives to educate clients and recommend custom solutions that satisfy compliance and regulatory requirements of any information security program, including NIST, HIPAA, FACTA, FISMA, GDPR, and even the most stringent requirements of the National Security agency (NSA). SEM products are proudly manufactured in the USA in Westborough, MA.

Insights

Professional service firms including lawyers and attorneys

What’s the ‘Din’ about DIN?

Under a Microscope: Dissecting the Implications of DIN 66399 The DIN 66399 P-7 standard for paper destruction is 0.8mm x 5mm, the same as the … Continue reading What’s the ‘Din’ about DIN?

hard drive destruction

NIST Guidelines vs. the NSA EPL on Hard Drive Destruction: Clearing Up Confusion

Over the 20 years I have been working for SEM, I have explained to customers and former military colleagues about the requirements for classified destruction. … Continue reading NIST Guidelines vs. the NSA EPL on Hard Drive Destruction: Clearing Up Confusion

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The Criticality of FACTA-Compliant Data Disposal

Along with the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), creditors, accountants, lawyers, financial institutions, and other organizations dealing with consumer credit information must follow the regulations … Continue reading The Criticality of FACTA-Compliant Data Disposal

nsa Blu-ray shredder

What’s the Scoop on the New NSA DVD/Blu-ray Disc Standard?

This past December, the NSA released a complete new set of Evaluated Products Lists for secure document/media destruction devices, all dated 06 November 2018.  Such an … Continue reading What’s the Scoop on the New NSA DVD/Blu-ray Disc Standard?

Our Clients

DEGAUSS

Degaussing is the process of decreasing or eliminating a remnant magnetic field to prevent access to data on magnetic storage media.

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CRUSH

Hard drive crushers use powerful force applied to the drive chassis to buckle and pierce it, damaging the internal platters and read/write heads and rendering the drive inoperable.

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SHRED

Hard drive shredders operate the same way as paper shredders but with larger, more rugged cutting heads. Drives entering the cutting mechanism are literally ripped to shreds.

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DISINTEGRATE

Solid state media disintegrators use proven rotary knife mill technology to continuously cut media into particles small enough to pass through a specific sizing screen.

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Newsworthy

The Brown family with their new playhouse

Security Engineered Machinery Builds Playhouse for Veteran Family

The Brown family with their new playhouse On November 28, 2018, Security Engineered Machinery Co., Inc. (SEM), global leader in high security information end-of-life solutions, … Continue reading Security Engineered Machinery Builds Playhouse for Veteran Family

Leonard Rosen, SEM Founder and Chairman of the Board

Security Engineered Machinery Turns Electronic Data Into Dust

Leonard Rosen, SEM Founder and Chairman of the Board As the world becomes more technologically advanced, so has the world of data destruction. Westborough-based Security … Continue reading Security Engineered Machinery Turns Electronic Data Into Dust

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SEM Holiday Happenings

On 13 December, 2018, the SEM team celebrated the holiday season. The sales and service teams flew into town for the week so the whole … Continue reading SEM Holiday Happenings

US-CERT is a division of Homeland Security

US-CERT Issues Security Tip (ST18-005) on Proper Disposal of Electronic Devices

Originally published by us-cert.gov on October 30, 2018 Why is it important to dispose of electronic devices safely? US-CERT is a division of Homeland Security … Continue reading US-CERT Issues Security Tip (ST18-005) on Proper Disposal of Electronic Devices