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2013

If not NAID, then who?

By John M. Mesrobian, J.D., C.P.P., C.F.E., C.I.P.P. Recently, there have been a few events that remind us of the important role NAID plays in the marketplace. Readers may have already heard that NAID’s leadership opposes flow control legislation in a New York county that’s attempting to divert all business wastepaper to the county’s recycling […]

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Throwback Thursday

By Kristina Carlberg, NAID Director of Communications Next month will mark the one-year anniversary of NAIDnotes. At the beginning, this blog was started to give a voice to NAID and the industry it serves and put a face to the professionals who are solving problems and handling secure destruction issues every day. Over the last year, […]

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NAID’s CEO names his favorite blog entries

By Bob Johnson, NAID CEO Having reached the midpoint of 2013, I thought I’d use this time to point out some of my favorite blog postings from the past six months. With over 50 to choose from, it was not an easy task because it was like choosing between my children. In “Data destruction: The […]

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What if NAID had been an institute instead of an association?

By Bob Johnson, NAID CEO Way back when the idea of creating a secure destruction industry organization came about, I originally envisioned it as an institute rather than a trade association. The idea was that industry participants would contribute to a non-profit institute, which would use those contributions to fund research, raise awareness of the […]

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Compliance and data security are not the same things

By Bob Johnson, NAID CEO On Tuesday, I described how privacy and data security, though often thought of interchangeably, are two distinct and separate concepts. Today, I will show how data security and regulatory compliance, concepts often thought of as synonymous, are actually significantly different as well. For instance, if an organization destroyed their discarded […]

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Privacy and data security are not the same things

By Bob Johnson, NAID CEO When I address an audience of privacy professionals, especially an international audience, I often point to the fact that the U.S. has the strongest data protection regulations in the world. In such occasions, I get two reactions: confusion, as if they are struggling to understand how I could possibly be […]

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A message that’s ready for any business group

By Bob Johnson, NAID CEO In preparing to serve as Friday’s opening speaker at the Ontario Occupational Health Nurses Association’s (OOHNA) Keeping Workers Well event, it occurred to me how far the issue of proper disposal has come over the past decade. Most of the other sessions revolve around the quality of care issues and working within […]

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Is it time for a new sales strategy?

By Bob Johnson, NAID CEO At one point in my career in the secure destruction industry, before NAID, I made my living as a consultant. One of the proudest moments in my life came when the largest company in the industry at that time, Document Services, Inc. (DSI), in Detroit, Mich., hired me for a turnaround […]

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The NAID management team expands

By Bob Johnson, NAID CEO Today it is my pleasure to write a little about the NAID management team and its latest addition, Michele Goodman. Michele joins Kathy Goldman as the second member of our accounting staff. When Kathy joined NAID six years ago as the only member of the accounting department, NAID membership was […]

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Knowing desired outcome is critical to preparing properly

By Bob Johnson, NAID CEO My commute from home to the NAID headquarters office is an enviable three miles and usually takes less than seven minutes. For the next two years, however, my typical route down 19th Avenue is one big construction site as they prepare to extend the Phoenix light rail four miles north. […]

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