Audit Quality - On any day of the week, a NAID AAA Certified company could be audited. A global network of 17 accredited security consultants conduct biannual scheduled and random audits in the field and at all facilities. Free audit reports are available to clients.
Regulatory Alignment - The program requires written policies and procedures for each company to ensure incident response preparedness, employee training, and regulatory compliance.
Security Specifications - Accredited auditors review employee background screening and training, compliance with written procedures, access controls, operational security, destruction equipment, and confidentiality agreements.
Provide Audit Report - A customer may request an audit report to monitor the service provider and to ensure they meet the regulatory risk assessment requirements.
Free Compliance Monitoring - A customer may monitor compliance by subscribing to email notifications of the service provider’s certification renewal, audit, or lapse.
Oversight - The Certification Review Board and the Certification Rules Committee oversee the program’s integrity, both of which contain industry veterans and outside, accredited professionals.
Transparency - All documents and specifications are available to the public for free and online. Audit reports and monitoring services are also provided to clients at no charge. The association’s financial records and board of director’s meeting minutes are available online as well.
Program Acceptance - More than 1,000 operations on five continents are NAID AAA Certified, including mobile, plant-based, paper, and computer destruction services. NAID AAA Certification is required by hundreds of government offices and thousands of private contracts.
Program Recognition - NAID AAA Certification is acknowledged by many accreditation programs, such as those offered by the International Association of IT Asset Managers, the Institute of Certified Records Managers, and the R2 IT asset recycling program certification offered by the Sustainable Electronic Recycling Institute (SERI).
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