Electronic Recyclers International (ERI), the nation’s leading recycler of electronic waste and the world’s largest cybersecurity-focused hardware destruction company, announced today that it has successfully achieved AAA certification for data destruction from the National Association for Information Destruction (NAID) for its flagship Fresno, California facility.
NAID is an international professional organization that sets the industry standard for responsible data destruction. Its certification program was created through the combined efforts of the industry’s leading information security professionals. Its standards and practices are recognized globally.
“We are extremely proud to have received AAA certification from NAID for our Fresno operations,” said John S. Shegerian, Chairman and CEO of ERI. “Not only has ERI met the strictest standards of environmental and operational excellence, we have now also reconfirmed our ongoing commitment to data destruction, as assessed by the planet’s leading authorities on the subject. With current technological innovations, there is very fast turnover when it comes to business and private computers, laptops, cell phones, and other consumer electronic devices. Proper destruction of private digital data has become a crucially important issue. NAID certification shows we are at the forefront of that issue.”
Shegerian noted that data security has always been a priority at ERI and the NAIDA AAA certification that all ERI locations are presently undergoing, starting with the flagship Fresno location, is the third certification system achieved and an effective way of demonstrating that longstanding commitment.
“Secure data destruction is a huge and still growing concern today for businesses and consumers and they want to know their private information is completely secure,” said NAID CEO Bob Johnson. “All NAID certified data destruction organizations are subject to scheduled and unannounced audits to ensure that the strictest security standards for the destruction process are in place. Using a NAID AAA-certified provider such as ERI means you have used the necessary steps required under all regulatory guidelines to protect sensitive data for your clients, customers, and patients.”