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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 as an expert professional in our field.

The following persons studied for and then passed the exam, which as of last year was revamped and now contains essay questions and utilizes the book, Information Disposition: A Practical Guide to the Secure, Compliant Disposal of Records, Media and IT Assets as a study guideThe exam took place earlier this month outside Denver, CO during the NAID & PRISM International 2019 Conference & Expo. We congratulate each of these individuals on now officially becoming a Certified Secure Destruction Specialist (CSDS):

  • Brian Neesen, CSDS of DataShield Corporation
  • Frank Milia, CSDS of IT Asset Management Group
  • Paden Wilcox, CSDS of Computer Recycling Center
  • Chris Pier, CSDS of Goodwill Data SHIELD
  • Gaines Garrett, CSDS of Secure Shredding and Recycling

i-SIGMA Director of Certification Katie Mahoney said, “The CSDS exam is rigorous, covering data protection legislation, physical security, risk management, operations and records management. Passing it truly establishes an individual’s competency in a wide range of industry issues and empowers them to better serve their customers. I’m very proud of all of our new specialists.”

Learn more about the CSDS Program
Contact the Certification Department with questions