In the data storage and destruction industry, security is often the customer’s top priority. But how can you trust the company you’re doing business with is following the latest regulations and security best practices?
One way is to inquire about the level of certification they have obtained from reputable organizations.
What is N.A.I.D. AAA Certification?
The N.A.I.D. AAA certification verifies that companies that provide secure data destruction services are in compliance with all known data protection laws. This credential was developed by information security professionals and is considered the gold standard of secure data destruction. In fact, it’s the highest industry designation in the entire world, with more than 1000 certified global locations spread across 5 continents!
Why Did Western Archives Pursue N.A.I.D. AAA Certification?
Security is the cornerstone of our business at Western Archives. So many companies claim to provide “secure data destruction” but fail to prove just how they accomplish this.
Our N.A.I.D. AAA certification means that we are subject to both scheduled and unannounced audits from accredited security professionals within the industry. This means that our customers can be confident that we are operating with the highest standard of compliance with all security regulations, 24/7/365.
How does N.A.I.D. AAA Ensure Secure Data Destruction?
In order to earn N.A.I.D. AAA certification, data destruction companies first have to prove to an accrediting body that their processes are secure. For example, N.A.I.D. requires:
- Materials are crosscut
shredded to adequately ensure there is no way to reconstruct the hard copy
- Sensitive hard copy materials
must be stored in secure containers.
- Cardholder data on electronic media must be rendered unrecoverable by using a secure wipe program in compliance with industry standards.
Whether you require shredding, digital data destruction, or any other type of data elimination, for the highest level of security make sure your provider is N.A.I.D. AAA certified. Western Archives is an N.A.I.D. AAA Certified company that has been handling the secure data destruction needs of clients in the Edmonton area for nearly a decade. To learn more about how our services can help you, please contact us today.