Security Engineered Machinery Introduces Dual Shredder for Classified and CUI Paper and Optical Media Destruction

August 12, 2019 at 10:15 am by Heidi White

OfficeShredHS satisfies industry need for an all-in-one NSA listed paper and optical media shredder that meets the NSA’s new DVD and Blu-ray Disc destruction requirement

officeshredhsSecurity Engineered Machinery Co., Inc. (SEM), global leader in high security information end-of-life solutions, is pleased to introduce the OfficeShredHS dual paper and optical media shredder. This sleek, user-friendly device is specifically designed for the destruction of classified and controlled unclassified information (CUI) on paper, CDs, DVDs, or Blu-ray Discs (BDs) in office environments.

“Since the NSA released the new DVD and BD specification in late 2018, the market has lacked an NSA listed combination machine that destroys both paper and optical media in office environments,” said Bryan Cunic, SEM Director of Customer Care. “Being an industry innovator for over 50 years, it is no surprise that SEM engineered the OfficeShredHS to fill that gap.”

Sporting an attractive cabinet that houses SEM’s NSA listed 1324C/3 paper shredder and SEM’s NSA listed 0200-OMD/SSD optical media shredder, the OfficeShredHS quickly and efficiently destroys paper to a 1mmx5mm particle and optical media to a 2mm particle, both NSA requirements for classified data destruction. In addition, the OfficeShredHS meets the Information Security Oversight Office (ISOO) 32 CFR Part 2002 “Controlled Unclassified Information” directive requiring that all Executive Branch agencies destroy CUI paper to a 1mmx5mm particle.

SEM’s 1324C/3 NSA listed paper shredder accepts up to four sheets of paper per pass, with a 1-hour durability rating of five reams. Constructed with rugged steel cutting heads, safety and convenience features, and whisper quiet functionality, the 1324C/3 is a time-tested, low volume, high security paper shredder. SEM’s 0200-OMD/SSD NSA listed optical media shredder provides efficient destruction of low volumes of classified CDs, DVDs, BDs, and solid state devices such as EMV credit cards, magnetic stripe cards, Common Access Cards (CAC) IDs, and SIM cards. These two devices come together in the OfficeShredHS to provide the first NSA listed combination destruction device to meet the NSA’s new DVD/BD requirement. It also uses standard 120V electrical outlets and is TAA compliant.

“SEM’s OfficeShredHS fills the very real need for an NSA listed combination office shredder that destroys classified and CUI paper and optical media,” added Heidi White, SEM Director of Marketing. “This revolutionary device is attractive, compact, clean, portable, and quiet, making it the ideal solution for safeguarding sensitive information in government office environments.”

The OfficeShredHS has a list price of $7,499. For more information, visit

Security Engineered Machinery Introduces New Optical Media Shredder

January 9, 2019 at 3:03 pm by Heidi White

Secure data destruction device manufacturer releases the Model 0200 OMD/SSD-C for NSA listed destruction of classified CDs, DVDs, and Blu-ray discs

Security Engineered Machinery Co., Inc. (SEM), global leader in high security information end-of-life solutions, is pleased to announce the introduction of the Model 0200 OMD/SSD-C optical media shredder. The device, which is listed on the most recent National Security Agency/Central Security Service (NSA/CSS) Evaluated Product List (EPL) for the destruction of classified CD, DVD, and Blu-ray discs (BDs), is specifically designed for portability and ease of use in office environments. 

SEM Model 0200 OMD/SSD-C is a cabinet version of the NSA listed CD/DVD/BD shredder

In November 2018, the NSA/CSS released updated EPLs that meet NSA/CSS specifications for classified and top secret information in accordance with NSA/CSS Policy Manual 9-12, Storage Device Sanitization. The updated EPL for Optical Media Destruction Devices includes a new directive for DVD and BD destruction that requires a final particle size of <2mm. The previous directive was 5mm for DVDs and incineration only for BDs. 

“The new 2mm NSA specification for DVD and BD destruction found many government agencies suddenly without an approved optical media destruction device,” said Nicholas Cakounes, SEM Executive Vice President. “Our new optical media destroyer is an office-friendly, NSA listed plug and play solution that meets the needs of government entities with any type of classified optical media requiring destruction.”

The Model 0200 OMD/SSD-C includes the NSA listed 0200 OMD/SSD optical media shredder and a 3-gallon vacuum waste evacuation system housed in a compact cabinet, which is mounted on casters for easy portability. The system is approved by the NSA for the destruction of classified CDs, DVDs, BDs, EMV credit cards, magnetic stripe cards, CAC ID cards, and SIM cards. It is also completely self-contained and uses a standard 110V plug, making it an efficient, user-friendly solution for office environments.

“We are excited to offer this new system to satisfy the NSA/CSS optical media destruction standards,” added Bryan Cunic, SEM Director of Customer Care. “SEM has always been on the cutting edge of information destruction technology and we are thrilled to continue that tradition of excellence with the release of the Model 0200 OMD/SSD-C.” The Model 0200 OMD/SSD-C has a list price of $5,999 but is available to US government entities for $4,999. The device is TAA compliant and comes with a one-year warranty.