Summary: Businesses use Mac devices in their operations, especially in creative industries, technology companies, and design-focused enterprises to store voluminous data. When Mac devices are to be upgraded, disposed of, or returned, it becomes crucial to erase Mac data securely to comply with international regulations and maintain data privacy. Read this blog to learn how to erase data from Mac devices using BitRaser Drive Eraser software.
In the age of data privacy, safeguarding sensitive information is crucial for any business that wants to stay relevant. As an organization, it is your responsibility to ensure that your Mac devices like MacBook Pro (MBP), MacBook Air (MBA), iMac, Mac Mini, and Mac Pro do not contain any confidential data when they are reallocated, resold, or disposed of.
Sensitive information includes your intellectual property, product blueprints, customer’s PII (Personally Identifiable Information), your customer or employee’s health information PHI (Protected Health Information), or ePHI, CUI (Controlled Unclassified Information), NPI (Non-Public Personal Information), financial records, and more. This type of information is protected by state, federal, and international regulations like EU-GDPR, CPRA, PCI-DSS, and more. Therefore, protecting it is not only an essential practice to maintain data privacy it is also a regulatory requirement.
As an IT Asset Manager (ITAM), Information Systems Security Manager (ISSM), and compliance officer, it is essential for you to understand how to use the professional data erasure tool BitRaser Drive Eraser to securely erase Mac devices, and utilize tamper-proof erasure reports & certificates to meet regulatory compliance.
Erase Data Securely from Mac Devices Using BitRaser:
BitRaser Drive Eraser is a powerful tool that can help you wipe Mac devices including older Intel-based machines and the latest ones that have Apple chips like T2, M1 & M2.
BitRaser Drive Eraser is an innovation from Data Care experts Stellar, since 1993. The software supports 24 globally renowned data erasure standards like NIST 800-88 Clear, NIST 800-88 Purge, US – DoD 5220.22-M, German Standard VSITR, and many more. The software comes with an easy-to-use interface that allows wiping of Mac devices of all types. It automatically generates a data erasure certificate & comprehensive report that helps you fulfill compliance requirements with regulations like CCPA, GLBA, SOX, HIPAA, and more. These erasure reports are stored on a secure BitRaser Cloud account and can be accessed round the clock from any internet-enabled location, using the login credentials received on your e-mail post-purchase.
BitRaser Data Erasure report serves as a Certificate of Destruction & has been modeled after NIST SP 800-88 Rev. 1 guidelines (Appendix G – Certificate of Sanitization). It contains vital information such as:
- Report Information
- Customer Details
- Erasure Summary
- Hardware Test
- Hardware Information
- Erasure Results
- Erasure & Validation Details
- Date of Erasure
- Data Erasure Technician & Validator Signature
How Does BitRaser Drive Eraser For Mac Work?
BitRaser Drive Eraser for Mac is an easy-to-use tool that can be easily deployed on any Mac device. The software works in the boot environment and helps you permanently erase all the data stored on the Mac device including its OS (Operating System).
Steps to Deploy and Erase Mac Devices with BitRaser Drive Eraser:
- Download the ‘BitRaserUSBCreator for Mac’ application from the ‘Support’ section of ‘BitRaser Cloud Console’. Log in using the credentials received in the mail post-purchase of the BitRaser Drive Eraser.
- Run the application and create a bootable USB depending on whether you have T2 and Above machine or Other (Intel-based)
- Restart and boot your Mac device with the bootable USB you created.
- Select the drive/s you want to erase, the erasure standard to use, and the verification type & click ‘Erase’ to wipe your Mac.
The above is an easy reckoner to deploy BitRaser Drive Eraser for Mac. To know step-by-step instructions to wipe Mac devices you can refer to the articles below or conversely, you can refer to the help manual in the support section of the Cloud console.