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2018

NAID AAA Certification: Now Required by e-Stewards, Launches Network Participant Program

Last week, the network of independent electronics recycling companies operating under the e-Stewards Certification announced that NAID AAA Certification would serve as the required verification for meeting secure data protection regulations. In doing so, e-Stewards becomes the first such organization to take advantage of the NAID Certification Network Participant Program, offering support and recognition to […]

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CSDS® Exams Coming to a Neighborhood Near You

Though the CSDS® exam itself isn’t any easier this year, taking it now is. The i-SIGMA Board of Directors has approved a program wherein existing Certified Secure Destruction Specialists® (CSDSs) will be able to proctor the examination process. “Before the new exam protocol, the CSDS test was offered only during the annual conference or by traveling to […]

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NAID AAA Certification has New Auditor in Europe

NAID is proud to announce that Andy Davis and his company Trident Manor have been contracted to serve as auditors for NAID AAA Certifications in Europe effective 1 October. Based in the United Kingdom, Trident Manor has a network of affiliates across the EU and Middle East and will be able to accommodate the program’s expected growth. […]

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i-SIGMA ANZ Representative Changes Roles

When the growth of the NAID chapter in Australia and New Zealand (ANZ) reached a certain point, the association first retained Emma Heath to assist with committee management and event planning. In the time since, NAID-ANZ has continued to grow, the Australian government has deferred to NAID AAA Certification, and NAID and PRISM International have […]

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SSD Erasure Verification Added to NAID AAA Certification

The i-SIGMA Board of Directors has approved a recommendation from the NAID Certification Rules Committee to add Solid State Device (SSD) erasure to the media covered by NAID AAA Certification of Sanitization Operations. According to Katie Mahoney, i-SIGMA’s Director of Certification Operations, for firms already holding the hard drive erasure endorsement, adding the SSD erasure […]

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Complaint Resolution Guidelines Approved

The Board of Directors have approved the association’s Complaint Resolution Guidelines, which outline the process by which ethics complaints are submitted, received, and evaluated. According to i-SIGMA CEO Bob Johnson, an association’s Code of Ethics is relevant only when paired with an effective enforcement process. “It is not unusual for an association to create a Code […]

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Board Adopts Code of Ethics

The i-SIGMA Board of Directors has approved the Code of Ethics to which members of NAID and PRISM International will be held accountable. “Being bound by a common Code of Ethics is one of the most important tenets of any association,” says i-SIGMA co-president Angie Singer Keating of Reclamere. “Of all the good that comes […]

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NAID Message Hits the Road

NAID has a tradition of taking its message to the streets and this year is no exception. Shred School 2018: For the sixth year in a row, the association’s traveling educational arm known as Shred School will be conveniently offering its unique, immersion, “in-the-trenches” sales and operations training across the United States with the Dean of Shred […]

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Colorado New Data Disposal Law Requires Data Destruction and Written Policies

“As is usually the case,” says i-SIGMA CEO Bob Johnson, “NAID members ready and able to react to the new Colorado data destruction law stand to reap major benefits.” In less than two weeks, on September 1, Colorado’s House Bill 18-1128 requires any firm doing business with its citizens to have formal data security and data disposal […]

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Committees Reorganized to Reflect New Organization

Among the many things accomplished at the first meeting of the combined NAID/PRISM Int’l Board, was the re-installation of the many of sub-boards and committees responsible for the organization’s success. While most of those committees will retain their current chairperson, the mission of some have been modified to embrace or represent the entire i-SIGMA membership. […]

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