MP-7(2): Prohibit Use of Sanitization-resistant Media

Control Family:

Media Protection

Parent Control:

MP-7: Media Use

CSF v1.1 References:

Threats Addressed:


(Not part of any baseline)

Previous Version:

Control Statement

Prohibit the use of sanitization-resistant media in organizational systems.

Supplemental Guidance

Sanitization resistance refers to how resistant media are to non-destructive sanitization techniques with respect to the capability to purge information from media. Certain types of media do not support sanitization commands, or if supported, the interfaces are not supported in a standardized way across these devices. Sanitization-resistant media includes compact flash, embedded flash on boards and devices, solid state drives, and USB removable media.