Destroy was first developed by The Australian Software Company (TASC)
in early 1999 to comply with the requirements of the Australian Federal
Governments Australian Communications-Electronic Instructions 33
(ACSI 33), Handbook 6, Media Security (http://www.dsd.gov.au/dsd/acsi33.html).
Until now data removal systems had been considered a back-room
tool that technicians used from time-to-time, or perhaps the local Defence
department used for Top Secret systems. Now data removal systems such
as Destroy, are becoming as ubiquitous as anti-virus products and wiping
your hard disk before it leaves your desk will be a mandatory requirement
not only issued by I.T. departments, but by users to ensure both organisational
and personal data is completely removed to ensure privacy.
Destroy is significantly different to that of other products on the market
place because no other product has been subjected to the rigours of the
Australian Governments Australasian Information Security Evaluation
Program (AISEP) and the Common Criteria evaluation program.