Towards compliant data retention with probe storage on patterned media

Pieter H. Hartel, Leon Abelmann

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    We describe how the compliance requirements for data retention from recent laws such as the US Sarbanes Oxley Act may be supported by a tamper-evident secure storage system based on probe storage with a patterned magnetic medium. This medium supports normal read/write operations by out-of-plane magnetisation of individual dots. We report on an experiment to show that in principle the medium also supports a separate class of write-once operation that destroys the out-of-plane magnetisation property of the dots irreversibly by precise local heating. The write-once operation can be used to support flexible data retention by tamper-evident writing and physical data deletion.
    Original languageUndefined
    Place of PublicationEnschede
    PublisherCentre for Telematics and Information Technology (CTIT)
    Number of pages6
    Publication statusPublished - Jul 2007

    Publication series

    NameCTIT Technical Report Series
    PublisherCentre for Telematics and Information Technology, University of Twente
    ISSN (Print)1381-3625


    • EWI-10781
    • SCS-Cybersecurity
    • IR-64254
    • METIS-241787
    • TST-uSPAM: micro Scanning Probe Array Memory

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