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2019

NAID Publishes Second-hand Device Study Principles

It’s been twenty years since Dr. Simpson Garfunkel conducted the first study analyzing the extent to which personal information remained on second-hand hard drives. In the intervening decade, the study has been replicated many times by other universities and data recovery services.  NAID itself has commissioned such studies twice; one several years ago in Australia […]

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i-SIGMA Board Approves 2019 Consumer Attitude Study

A Consumer Attitude Study to determine the preferences, habits, awareness and regulatory compliance of records storage and data destruction decision-makers in North America and Australia has been approved by the i-SIGMA Board of Directors. When the association conducted a similar survey over a decade ago it benefited both members and the association for many years […]

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Data Protection Association (DPA) Rolls into i-SIGMA

The i-SIGMA and Data Protection Association (DPA) Boards of Directors have voted to accept a proposal for the DPA to formally become a part of the larger organization. As a result, the mission of the DPA to represent the interests of tape backup and storage vendors will be embedded in the overall mission of i-SIGMA in […]

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Innovations at 2019 Annual Conference

The NAID & PRISM International 2019 Conference & Expo promises to yield cutting edge technology, new products, and plenty of interest in the exhibit hall. Here is a sneak peek from a few of the Exhibitors who wanted you to know about the innovations they are bringing this April in Denver. Meet the New AES Sales Engineer Advanced […]

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NAID Leadership Prepares for New Jersey Testimony

i-SIGMA co-President Angie Singer Keating has accepted an invitation to testify in person before the New Jersey Assembly on March 11 in support of the association’s proposed amendments to the Assembly Bill 4640. The Government Relations Committee is taking this opportunity seriously due to the long-term impact this advocacy action could have on members not […]

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Content Approved for Australian NAID & PRISM International Conference – Register Now

The i-SIGMA ANZ Committee has approved the preliminary list of sessions for its one-day regional NAID & PRISM International conference. According to ANZ Committee chair Renee Pryor of Shred-X, the final list of sessions reflects the emerging issues facing members. “We want sessions to frame the convergence of secure destruction, information management, and regulations,” said Pryor. “The […]

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NAID Divisional Leadership Committee Members Appointed

To assure the NAID and PRISM International divisions of i-SIGMA keep an eye on their respective interests, the association bylaws required each to be overseen by a Divisional Leadership Committee (DLC). “While the elected board still has the final word,” said CEO Bob Johnson, “they will look to the DLC for guidance on initiatives and […]

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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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