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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

The Ticking Timebomb: Data Breach from Hardware End-Of-Life

As everyone in the industry knows, cybersecurity is a hot commodity these days. According to a definition by Techopedia, cybersecurity refers to preventative methods used … Continue reading The Ticking Timebomb: Data Breach from Hardware End-Of-Life

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Solid State Devices: Destruction Overkill?

Organizations frequently use paper shredders and computer media destroyers that are approved for the highest security materials they ever have, using that equipment for all … Continue reading Solid State Devices: Destruction Overkill?

The iWitness is a plug and play documentation tool that is both accurate and time-saving

An IT Destruction Audit Trail – How to Simplify the Process

If you deal with sensitive drives, the NSA/CSS requirements for destruction of classified and higher drives requires that they first be degaussed by an NSA … Continue reading An IT Destruction Audit Trail – How to Simplify the Process

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Maintenance Matters

Yes, maintenance matters. The main purpose of maintenance is to ensure that all equipment required for production is operating at 100% efficiency always. Simply stated, it’s less to maintain … Continue reading Maintenance Matters

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

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

SEM will continue to provide the same product offerings and superior service that SITES clients have come to expect.

Security Engineered Machinery to Rebrand SITES Business Under SEM Brand

Growing secure data destruction device manufacturer has said the change will take place on November 1 SEM will continue to provide the same product offerings … Continue reading Security Engineered Machinery to Rebrand SITES Business Under SEM Brand

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

Success! The destruction facility is fully operational. Todd Busic is pictured right.

Patch Barracks Classified Data Destruction Facility — A Highly Successful Installation

SEM recently installed a classified data destruction facility at Patch Barracks in Stuttgart-Vaihingen, Germany under the direction of EUCOM, AFRICOM, and the 405th Army Field … Continue reading Patch Barracks Classified Data Destruction Facility — A Highly Successful Installation