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January 2019

2019 Exhibit Hall: Find Business Services that Make and Save You Money

Over the years, the NAID and PRISM International Annual Conferences have become known for hosting the industry’s most exciting innovations, with the suppliers using these events to unveil new technology and products to keep service providers ahead of the competition. With this year’s combined conference, there is no doubt that the cutting-edge tools on display for […]

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What Happened to the Medical Waste Management Association?

Several NAID members have recently asked about the dissolution of the Medical Waste Management Association (MWMA). According to i-SIGMA CEO Bob Johnson, it’s understandable that members would come to i-SIGMA with questions. “A few years ago, NAID helped a group of members start a standalone trade organization for the medical waste industry,” he said. “Even […]

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New Globally-Applicable Contract Available Soon

The i-SIGMA Board of Directors has commissioned Australian-based Information Integrity Solutions (IIS), headed by the country’s former Privacy Commissioner Malcolm Crompton, to add the final touches to what will be the first globally-compliant data destruction/RIM service contract. “When this review is completed, i-SIGMA will have a sample service contract produced by the most highly-regarded data […]

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i-SIGMA Board Makes Key Appointments

The i-SIGMA Board of Directors approved the appointment of two industry veterans to fill critical association roles. Past President Eric Haas recently sold his firm to a company already represented on the board. The i-SIGMA bylaws do not allow for more than one director from any one member-company. As a result, Don Adriaansen CSDS of […]

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Time to Shine: Association Regulatory Advocacy Back in High Gear

Thanks to the past advocacy efforts of NAID on behalf of its members: Information destruction has been included in regulations that originally ignored it Responsibility for the destruction of abandoned media has been addressed Service provider qualifications and vendor selection due diligence are baked into regulations Recycling is no longer considered adequate destruction under the […]

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Don’t Be Shy: Providing Free Answers to Hard Questions is Our Lifeblood

NAID and PRISM International have a well-earned reputation for industry expertise. Over the years, these organizations have answered thousands of questions from members covering every imaginable industry issue. According to Kelly Martínez i-SIGMA Director of Marketing & Communications too often members fail to realize the importance of bringing their industry business questions to the organization. […]

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Earn Your Credentials This Spring

Are you interested in demonstrating your professionalism in the secure data destruction industry and closing more sales? Earn your credentials and become a Certified Secure Destruction Specialist® (CSDS®). The CSDS Program promotes and acknowledges an individual’s competency in a range of subject areas related to the secure destruction of information and other items. The next Exam in which […]

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NAIDnews From the Editor: The song may be over, but the melody will linger on….

Kelly Martínez, NAID Director of Marketing & Communications It has been my privilege to serve as editor of the NAIDnews these past two years. I hope this association journal has been a useful tool in providing insightful advice, news, and content to you and your staff. As 2018 closes, so do the issues of the […]

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