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Guardian Data becomes certified for hard drive destruction (NAID Press Release)

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30 July, 2013

PHOENIX, ARIZONA – In June, Guardian Data Destruction, Inc. became certified by the National Association for Information Destruction (NAID) for computer hard drive sanitization and physical destruction.

“To support our continued growth with our full suite of onsite data destruction services it is imperative that we provide the client with a secure and standardized process so the experience is to the same service standard at any of their sites in the U.S.,” said Glenn Laga of Guardian Data Destruction. “Becoming NAID certified provides our clients with a third party, industry recognition that GDD meets NAID’s security procedures and validates to the client that GDD will execute a standard process at any of their location in the U.S.”

Guardian Data Destruction is a secure information destruction company based in Long Island City, N.Y. with locations in Dallas, Detroit, Los Angeles and Seattle. They specialize in onsite data erasure or destruction, asset logistics, site decommissioning and asset disposition. By becoming NAID certified, Guardian Data Destruction can demonstrate its compliance with operational and security specifications.

The NAID AAA Certification is awarded to companies that successfully complete an intense security audit conducted by an accredited security professional. To maintain the certification, Guardian Data Destruction will be subject to random unannounced audits as well as routine scheduled audits.

“It is reaffirming to me that the NAID AAA Certification Program is a solid program when we see companies earning their certifications for the first time,” said NAID Chief Compliance Officer Holly Vandervort.

About NAID: The National Association for Information Destruction (NAID) is the non-profit trade association of the secure destruction industry, which currently represents more than 1,900 member locations globally. NAID’s mission is to promote the proper destruction of discarded information through education and to encourage the outsourcing of destruction needs to qualified contractors, including those that are NAID certified.

The NAID AAA Certification Program is offered on a voluntary basis to all NAID member companies providing information destruction services. Through the program, NAID members may seek certification for mobile and/or plant-based operations in paper or printed media, micro media, computer hard drive destruction, and/or computer hard drive sanitization. The certification program establishes standards for a secure destruction process, including such areas as operational security, employee hiring and screening, the destruction process, responsible disposal and insurance. NAID members who are seeking certification are required to submit the Certification Application and associated fees. NAID certified members are subject to announced and unannounced audits to validate certification.

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