Media Sanitization

Eligible: Faculty & Staff

Availability: Coral Gables campus: Monday-Friday, 1-5 p.m.; Medical campus: Monday-Friday, 2-5 p.m.; RSMAS campus: Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.

Support: All campuses: Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.

AKAs: Hardware Decomission, Media Disposal


Media disposal, also known as media sanitization, services are available to all University faculty and staff. Media disposal is a process by which data is irreversibly removed from media devices (such as computers, hard drives, thumb drives, mobile phones, etc.) and/or the media device is permanently destroyed.


  • Proper disposal of media minimizes the risk of a security breach, and it also reduces the loss of intellectual information, patient health information, research data, and/or other personal confidential information stored in a device. UMIT will use shredding as the technique for destroying media containing University data; this technique is recommended by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). 


  • No costs are associated with this service.