UAB has contracted with DriveSavers to provide data recovery services for the UAB
community. DriveSavers is the only data recovery company in the industry that undergoes
annual SAS 70 Type II Audit Reports and is HIPAA compliant, offering the highest level of data
security available. DriveSavers is also compliant with FAR 52.224-2 (Privacy Act), ISO 17799,
Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 (SOX), the US government Data-At-Rest (DAR) mandate, the
Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act (GLBA) and the new regulation by National Institute of Standards and
Technology, NIST SP 800.34 (Rev. 1).
To view DriveSavers certifications, and learn more about Data Recovery Industry standards,
Departmental IT representatives at UAB can bring discs, along with the UAB Secure Media Destruction Chain of Custody Form, to the AskIT Help Desk location at CEC 225.The discs are stored securely until they are picked up by Desktop Support staff. They are delivered to the Waste Holding Facility to be destroyed using the metal shredder.
Run Spinrite to analyze your hard disk in order to identify and attempt to correct any disk errors prior to encryption.
*While Windows XP is shown in the following video, the steps can be used for both Windows XP or Windows Vista platforms.