Joel Reardon , ETH Zurich, Zurich
David Basin , ETH Zurich, Zurich
Srdjan Capkun , ETH Zurich, Zurich
DOI Bookmark: http://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/MSP.2013.159
Being able to permanently erase data is a security requirement in many environments. But what that actually means for a concrete setting varies widely. This article explores different approaches to securely deleting data and identifies key ways to classify them. We describe adversaries that differ in their capabilities, we show how secure deletion approaches can be integrated into systems at different interface layers, and we identify the assumptions made about the interfaces. Finally, we examine the main properties of secure deletion approaches.
Joel Reardon, David Basin, Srdjan Capkun, "On Secure Data Deletion", IEEE Security & Privacy, , no. 1, pp. 1, PrePrints PrePrints, doi:10.1109/MSP.2013.159