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NAID & PRISM International are Evolving: What Every Member Needs to Know About Membership & Logo Changes

To remove market confusion between membership and certification, members recently approved a bylaws change limiting the use of NAID and PRISM International to the association’s certification programs. As a result, over the coming months members will transition to referring to themselves as “i-SIGMA Members.” Only where members have completed the necessary certification audits may they […]

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New Certification Specs – Official Comment Period Open

The NAID AAA Rules Committee and the PRISM Privacy+ Committee have both approved new specifications that will require certified firms to designate a Data Protection Officer (DPO) and an i-SIGMA Certification Compliance Officer (ICCO). The designation of a DPO is an increasingly common regulatory requirement. The ICCO is already an administrative requirement within i-SIGMA’s certifications, […]

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Board Approves Final Imaging/Digitization Endorsement Specs

After almost a year of discussion and review, including the solicitation of member and expert comment, the i-SIGMA Board of Directors has approved the PRISM Privacy+ Certification specifications for the new Imaging/Digitization Endorsement. As a result, current and future i-SIGMA members offering scanning, imaging, and digital conversion services will be able to verify their regulatory […]

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Industry Veteran Appointed to the Complaint Resolution Council

The i-SIGMA Board of Directors has approved the appointment of Barry Payne (pictured right) of ACCESS (Woburn, MA, USA) to serve as a member of the Complaint Resolution Council (CRC), which is the council responsible for investigating violations of the associations Code of Ethics. Regarding Payne’s qualifications, the current CRC Chair, Bowman Richards, CSDS of […]

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2022 Nominating Committee Formed

In preparation for next year’s elections, the i-SIGMA Board of Directors has approved the members of the 2022 i-SIGMA Nominating Committee. In commenting on the approval, 2022 Nominating Committee Chair (and Past President) Patrick Devries, CSDS of DeVries Business Services (Spokane, WA, USA) said, “Many members don’t realize how early the board elections process starts. […]

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i-SIGMA CEO Carries the Message in June Speaking Appearances

i-SIGMA CEO Bob Johnson will make two event speaking appearances in June, one of them being in person for the first time in more than a year. On 15 June at 3 pm EDT, Johnson will appear virtually in front of the Mile High Denver ARMA Chapter for a presentation titled, Tales from the Crypt: […]

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Board Approves Membership Committee Appointments

The Board of Directors has approved the appointments of Tim Oberst of Ohio Mobile Shredding (Columbus, OH, USA) and Richard Steed of Pacific Records Managements (Sacramento, CA, USA) to the association’s Membership Committee. Both men are veterans of the industry and well-suited to assist Membership Committee Chair and President-elect Bowman Richards, CSDS of Richards & […]

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Board Recently Names Tom Schreyer, CSDS as 2022 i-SIGMA Conference Chair

While the 2021 NAID & PRISM International Virtual Conference just wrapped last month, i-SIGMA is already working on plans for next year’s conference. With this in mind, the i-SIGMA Board of Directors approved yesterday Tom Schreyer, CSDS of Affordable Shred and Storage (Buffalo, IL, USA) to Chair the 2022 Annual Conference Committee. “He’s got his […]

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i-SIGMA Forms Vendor Engagement Committee

In February, the i-SIGMA Board of Directors determined it was important to not only acknowledge the needs of the association’s Vendor Members but include them in the conversation on how to best support them, especially as the past year may have proven exceptionally challenging with a quieter market. The original outcome was to form a […]

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Incredible Content from the 2021 Virtual Conference: Recordings Now Available

Last week i-SIGMA held the 2021 NAID & PRISM International Virtual Conference. It was the first ever fully virtual conference for the association, but as with all initiatives, i-SIGMA put 100% behind it’s content and provided the information necessary to support those in the secure data destruction and records and information management industry. Hundreds of […]

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