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Posted Apr 14th, 2011

NAID celebrates industry expertise

As of February 1st, 23 industry professionals successfully emerged from NAID’s examination process to gain the association’s security accreditation. In doing so, these individuals became among the first to achieve the Certified Secure Destruction Specialist (CSDS) designation.

Securis is proud to announce that 2 of their very own are among the successful professionals to become certified. Daniel Mattock, CSDS and Andrew Portare, CSDS are at the forefront of the secure data destruction industry. Those who undergo training for CSDS accreditation understand the comprehensive range of disciplines related to secure destruction.

According to NAID CEO Bob Johnson, “Becoming a CSDS is a major achievement. Passing the examination requires an in-depth understanding of the secure destruction industry, including data protection legislation, secure destruction operations, physical security, records management, risk management, ethics, and NAID Certification.” Johnson adds, “While there are some industry professionals who have a grasp of one or another of these areas, it is a remarkable accomplishment to demonstrate expertise in all of them.”

“As evidence of the challenge presented by the curriculum and exam, over 20% of those who took the examination did not succeed,” says NAID Deputy CEO Dustin McKissen.

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