degaussing


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de·gauss

 (dē-gous′)
tr.v. de·gaussed, de·gauss·ing, de·gauss·es
1. To neutralize the magnetic field of (a ship, for example).
2. To erase information from (a magnetic disk or other storage device).

[de- + gauss.]

de·gauss′er n.

degaussing

The process whereby a ship's magnetic field is reduced by the use of electromagnetic coils, permanent magnets, or other means.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.degaussing - the process of making a (steel) ship's hull nonmagnetic by producing an opposing magnetic field
demagnetisation, demagnetization - the process of removing magnetization
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While all of these methods can be effective, I favor a two-stage approach that combines degaussing with crushing or shredding.
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It seems that every week we hear about the laptop that was left behind in a cab, the DVD disks that were found in the rubbish, the unencrypted backup tapes that showed up sans degaussing for sale on eBay, the flash drive that was used to steal thousands of documents, etc.
For non-paper based records, approved methods for disposition include burning in a pyrolytic furnace or other incinerator, destroying in a dry pulverizing system, shredding, grinding, milling, knurling, disintegration, and degaussing.
The US Navy's USS Higgins (DDG 76) recently conducted initial tests of its High-Temperature Superconductor (HTS) degaussing system.
You can also use disk sanitizing or degaussing (demagnetization) programs.
Panasonic is successfully using the new technology at the Matsushita Eco Technology Center (METEC) to recover copper from degaussing coils covered with vinyl chloride tape found in CRT TVs.
The manual unit complies with National Security Agency and Department of Defense degaussing requirements.
Locked cage storage and 24 hour surveillance coupled with disk overwriting, drive degaussing, disk shredding and asset and ID tag removal services offer clients peace of mind that their data will remain secure.
To reduce this risk, some Navy ships are equipped with degaussing systems, basically a network of electrical cables that wraps the ship.
However, the firm's imaginative schemes for a History and Science Museum in Charleston (design completed 1998) and the Degaussing Office Building (design completed 2001) show the versatility of the firm's work, which responds to a given setting with strong and memorable form.
Most of today's high-capacity tapes cannot be erased by degaussing (waving a magnet over the tape to scramble the metallic particles on the tape).