NAID has a global focus on secure data destruction and advocates for a standard of best practices across governments and by service providers as well as suppliers of products, equipment, and services to destruction companies. NAID also works to improve the sales efforts of nearly 2,000 member companies by providing tools for compliance with all known data protection regulations. The NAID AAA Certification Program, which is held by approximately 1,000 service providers on five continents, is now required in thousands of government and private service contracts. NAID was originally formed as its own association in 1994, before coming under the i-SIGMA umbrella in 2018.
PRISM International has a global focus on records information management (RIM), including physical record storage and management, data protection services, imaging and conversion services, and confidential destruction services. It advocates for a standard of best practices across governments and by service providers as well as suppliers of products, equipment, and professionals within the industry. PRISM International serves members in more than 50 countries around the world, many of whom hold Privacy+ Certification, a prestigious international certification program that allows records and information management companies to demonstrate a commitment to ensuring the privacy of information. PRISM International was originally formed as an association in the mid-1990s through a merger of two other associations: the Association of Commercial Records Centers (ACRC) which was founded in 1980; and the National Association of Secured Data Vaults (NASDV) which was founded in 1981, before coming under the i-SIGMA umbrella in 2018.