Done with Old Electronics? How to Properly Dispose of Them Without Security Risks.
As technology continues to advance, it is important for businesses and individuals to properly dispose of their electronic devices. While going to a computer recycling company or shredding business can seem like a great way to dispose of your old electronics, there are a few things you should keep in mind beforehand to ensure that […]Read more »
It’s Data Privacy Week, Are You Really Secure?
The business world may be shifting its focus to the digital realm, but vigilant cybersecurity is only one aspect of data protection. In fact, Varonis reports that while hacking and malware attacks account for many data breaches, other breaches include much simpler methods including loss or theft of physical hard drives or files, human error, […]Read more »
I Know You’re in a Hurry but Before You Decide…
When hiring a typical service provider – a painter or carpet cleaner, for instance – it’s expected that you’ll have questions. How much will it cost? When can you be here? How long will it take? There are some services, however – like those where you entrust the vendor with regulated, personal information – where […]Read more »
If Certification is in Your Plans, Now is the Time!
First of all, it is important to remember that i-SIGMA is a non-profit trade association with a mission to improve market conditions for all its members, and the same was true of NAID and PRISM International before the merger. In its role as a member-owned organization, i-SIGMA provides a robust repertoire of member benefits, including […]Read more »
The i-SIGMA Compliance Monitoring Service Has Arrived
The eagerly awaited i-SIGMA Compliance Monitoring Service has arrived. Starting immediately, many service providers will use it, and soon clients around the world will begin seeing promotions encouraging them to use it too. And, if the underlying assumptions behind its creation are correct, they will eventually come to rely on it as a vital demonstration […]Read more »
What is the Correct Particle Size for Your Destroyed Media?
It is understandable that most organizations today want to do the right thing when destroying discarded media on which is recorded personal and competitive information. And, in this regard, it is also understandable that their initial focus is determining the appropriate particle size for the media they wish to destroy. Unfortunately, when searching for such […]Read more »
PRISM Privacy+ Certification: Time to Join the Club!
In March, i-SIGMA announced changes to PRISM Privacy+ Certification making it not only more affordable but also a much stronger sales tool. March is also when COVID-19 made its international debut. You had bigger fish to fry. More Affordable 1) Already PRISM Privacy+ Certified? RIM service providers can now renew Privacy+ Certification without the high […]Read more »
Privacy+ Certification: Should I, or Shouldn’t I?
By: Tom Dumez, CHP, CSCS With my many years of involvement with PRISM and so many relationships that have been formed over the years, I am asked by PRISM members often if they should either pursue or renew their PRISM Privacy+ Certification. The question is always the same: “Should I, or shouldn’t I? What is […]Read more »
Using the Privacy Notices as a Sales Tool
Bob Johnson, CEO, NAID May 25th was the effective date for the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). As the most progressive data protection regulation on the planet, it is obviously a great sales and market tool for secure destruction and RIM service providers in the region. That being said, because of the GDPR’s scope, it also provides sales […]Read more »
Customer Misconception: The Certificate of Destruction Removes Regulatory Liability – Selling Information Disposition by the Book (vol. 7)
By Bob Johnson It is understandable that data controllers would be comforted by believing that once they have a certificate of destruction from the service provider, they are no longer responsible for the security of the information. Unfortunately, there are still service providers that try to capitalize on that misconception. At its worst, this position […]Read more »