NAID AAA Certification® – Secure Data Destruction
NAID AAA Certification® verifies secure data destruction companies’ services’ compliance with all known data protection laws through scheduled and surprise audits by trained, accredited security professionals, fulfilling customers’ regulatory due diligence obligations.
Operating in an environment today where data security is of upmost importance, obtaining NAID Certification provides reassurance to customers that your processes meet the highest standards. As a professional service provider offering secure data destruction services and i-SIGMA Member, you owe it to your customers to ensure your business is operating under current regulatory compliance as well as security best practices. NAID AAA Certification® is a third-party verification enabling your clients to fulfill their regulatory requirement of due diligence that you are meeting these requirements – more than because “you say so.”
As you commence your journey towards certification, often knowing where to start is the greatest barrier to the process. In 2016 the NAID Certification Review Board announced the approval of Fluent Motion, the “trusted advisor” to businesses, organizations and individuals around the globe to assist them in providing safety, health, environmental, educational and auditing services, to offer assistance to secure destruction service providers seeking NAID Certification. The NAID Certification Consulting Subsidy rebates up to $400 to firms becoming NAID Certified who utilize approved consultants to help them with the process. The subsidy was created after a survey of non-certified firms indicated that they were too small or too busy to take on the project themselves.
Some types of organizations who seek NAID AAA Certification are;
- Data & Records Management Organizations
- Waste Management Organizations
As the risk of cybersecurity increases organizations are aware of the risk in destroying this sensitive information. Minimizing your risk while destroying sensitive data is imperative and knowing your third party provider has obtained their NAID AAA Certification provides peace of mind.