NAID (the National Association for Information Destruction) is the nation's leading information security and destruction organization and its certifications are the industry gold-standard. Data Guardian has both NAID AAA Certification, which is for destruction services, and NAID Custodial Certification, which is for pre-destruction services. Data Guardian is NAID AAA and Custodial Certified in:
By being NAID Certified, Data Guardian has met the most stringent industry standards for security and confidentiality. This means your due diligence is done for you by NAID and all Data Guardian clients have the ability to receive emails directly from NAID with information on our certification status. NAID Certification gives you confidence and peace of mind that Data Guardian is fully capable and proven to ensure the highest quality for your information management needs.
By being NAID Certified, Data Guardian is subject to annual planned and random unannounced audits by NAID. These audits encompass following drivers on-the-road and inspecting vehicles at stops, an inspection of the facility and attempts to enter without permission, an audit of company procedures and personnel files, as well as an overall inspection of the destruction facilities. This shows that Data Guardian is fully compliant with all NAID protocols and procedures at all times.
All Data Guardian employees are fully compliant with NAID hiring practices and meet stringent standards of our own. These include:
This video, courtesy of NAID, explains the value of NAID Certification in establishing the ongoing compliance and security of data destruction companies.