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Knowledge is Power… and Profitable

It is commonly understood that professional services command significant economic advantage over services requiring no perceived expertise.  For most, medical doctors come to mind, and even within their ranks, those with specialized expertise extract the highest prices. Before you think I’ve lost it, I’m not going to tell data destruction and RIM professionals that they […]

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Looking Under the Hood: How Clients Can Look Beyond False Assurances

By Bob Johnson The unethical business practices found in every business have one thing in common; they prey on customers who don’t know any better. It’s not the customer’s fault. They’re not supposed to be experts. I know more than most about cars, but that doesn’t mean some unethical auto mechanic couldn’t pick my pocket. […]

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Inaugural iG Journal Heralds Destruction Industry’s Continued Vitality

NAID members will soon receive the first edition of the new iG Journal, which replaces the NAIDnews as the association’s flagship publication this year. In advance of the mailing, we’re giving readers a sample of the exciting content the new periodical has in store. In his article “Equals Growth,” i-SIGMA CEO and destruction industry expert, Bob Johnson, presents […]

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Nate Segall Approved as NAID Leadership Committee Chair

The i-SIGMA Board of Directors has approved the appointment of Nate Segall of Ohio-based AccuShred to serve as chairman of the NAID Divisional Leadership Committee (NAID DLC). Per the association’s bylaws the NAID DLC is responsible for the development of programs, policies, and initiatives prompting secure data destruction. According to Segall, a past-president of NAID, […]

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Australia: Deadline for Discontinuance of ASIO T-4 Nearing

Come the first of July, the new NAID AAA Certification – Protective Security Policy Framework (PSPF) Endorsement will officially replace the ASIO T4 qualification for secure destruction firms to destroy records designated as “Official Information” by the Australian government. “There was an 18-month overlap to allow time for service providers to convert over to the […]

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Congratulations New NAID CSDS Accredited Professionals

Phoenix, Ariz., April 30, 2019– The NAID Certified Secure Destruction Specialist® Accreditation® (CSDS®)Program promotes and acknowledges an individual’s competency in a range of subject areas related to the secure destruction of information and the secure destruction of other items. Unlike the NAID AAA Certification Program, which verifies the ongoing compliance of an organization, CSDS credentials recognize the individual […]

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Ethics Enforcement Differentiates NAID and PRISM International from other Organizations

It is not unusual for a trade association to have a Code of Ethics. They all do, and they are quick to point to them as standards to which they hold their members. When pressed, however, one soon finds that most of those same organizations have no process for reporting or investigating violations and no […]

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NAID Leadership Committee Holds Inaugural Meeting

Under the i-SIGMA bylaws, the NAID Division Leadership Committee (DLC) is responsible to ensure the Board of Directors maintains a focus on issues relevant to secure destruction service providers. Having only been recently appointed and approved, the NAID DLC met for the first time last week. “The i-SIGMA Board wanted to put together a team of professionals that know […]

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Study of Second-Hand Electronics in India First to Employ NAID Principles

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Study of Second-Hand Electronics in India First to Employ NAID Principles PHOENIX, Ariz. April 8, 2019– The National Association for Information Destruction® (NAID®) is proud to announce that Stellar Information Technology Pvt. Ltd. is the first to investigate the presence of personal information on used hard drives conforming to the NAID Second-Hand Device Study […]

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Funds Approved to Investigate NY/NJ Taxation Resolution

The i-SIGMA Board of Directors has approved funding to investigate the best options for confronting duplicate sales tax collection requirements imposed on New Jersey-based members doing business with New York customers. According to i-SIGMA Co-President, Angie Singer Keating, the issue exemplifies the value of a strong trade organization. “Wrestling with the issue of New York […]

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