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NAID AAA Certification
What does it mean & why is it important to you
If you’re looking for a shredding and destruction provider for your business, it’s likely you’re seeking an organization that can provide you with personalized service, affordable rates and agreements that are easy to understand and suit your company’s unique needs. But there’s one other very important qualification you should be seeking, and that’s a shredding and destruction provider that is NAID AAA Certified. But what does this terminology mean and why is it important to you? Take a look:
What is NAID AAA Certification?
NAID stands for National Association for Information Destruction and is an international trade organization for the information destruction industry. The goal of this organization is to ensure the highest quality standards and ethical practices in the shredding and destruction industry. To become AAA certified, companies must go through a rigorous process that includes a comprehensive scheduled and random audit program. They must also meet the requirements of NAID and adhere to strict guidelines while continuing to provide the highest level of data security standards, in addition to meeting the many regulations requiring protection of confidential customer information. Through the program, NAID members are audited for mobile and or plant-based operations in paper or printed media, micromedia, computer hard drive destruction, and computer hard drive sanitization.
Why does this matter to you?
One of the biggest concerns of companies today is protecting the confidential information of their clients as well as their organization’s sensitive data. Shredding and destruction is a key component to that, but it must be done securely and with confidence. Only NAID AAA Certified shredding companies are held accountable for adhering to the strict policies and procedures of the industry. This includes ensuring that their staff is continuously trained and that they maintain written procedures for the destruction process as well as incidence preparedness. If your shredding provider is NAID AAA certified, you can rest assured that they are maintaining the highest level of security and integrity and that they are:
- Audited on a regular basis,including scheduled and unannounced security audits
- Their staffing practices are overseen by a board of industry leaderswho enforce background checks and drug screenings, training, drivers licensing, regulatory compliance, security practices, confidentiality agreements and more
- They are aligned with HIPAA, FACTA, GLBA, etc.
- They adhere to a strong code of ethics,including honesty, integrity and transparency and to provide accurate and fair pricing
All Points Mobile Shredding is a locally owned and operated shredding and destruction company that is NAID AAA Certified and has more than two decades of experience in the industry. In addition, our President and Owner, Brian Connelly is a member of the 2018 Board of Directors of the NAID. Our dedication to adhering to the information destruction industry’s standards and ethics is matched by our dedication to you. We’re committed to helping you protect your company from the many risks associated with data theft and loss by providing the highest quality shredding and destruction services. For more information on how we can serve you, fill out or quote request form or give us a call at 772.678.3850.
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