Castaway Technologies Earns NAID® AAA Certification for Data Destruction

By Castaway Tech | September 3, 2019

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Castaway Technologies Earns NAID® AAA Certification for Data Destruction

Methuen, Massachusetts – September 3, 2019:  Castaway Technologies has been granted AAA Certification by NAID® – National Association for Information Destruction. As the only true watchdog association that thoroughly audits data destruction providers worldwide, NAID® is a division of the International Secure Information Governance and Management Association™ (i-SIGMA™). These organizations set the standards for best practices in the ITAD (IT Asset Disposition) industry.

Only a handful of ITAD service providers in the Northeast have earned this coveted industry credential. Extremely rigorous safety, security and quality control protocols must be demonstrated and maintained to qualify for the NAID® AAA Certification.

NAID’s compliance specifications include more than 20 operational and security requirements that need continuous attention to details. A regimented and comprehensive audit policy requires certified member companies to operate under the agreement that they could receive an unannounced visit and audit on any day at any time. This gives Castaway Technologies a powerful incentive to apply and maintain the highest operation and service standards from minute to minute, every day.

As published on the official NAID® website, “NAID AAA Certification verifies the qualifications of certified information destruction providers through a comprehensive scheduled and unannounced audit program. This rigorous process supports the needs of organizations around the world by helping them meet numerous laws and regulations requiring [the] protection of confidential customer information…”

Cameron Deery, president of Castaway, the Methuen, MA-based company remarked, “Becoming NAID AAA certified has been a goal of mine for several years. We are now in a very unique position with strong differentiation… The ITAD industry is growing rapidly and so is Castaway. This AAA Certification will differentiate us further, open new and larger doors and help fuel our growth even faster!”

Third-party certification by a peer-trusted, independent organization provides a simple and effective way for business clients to qualify a reputable data destruction service. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Suggests that service vendors be certified by a recognized and reputable trade association. NAID’s international network of highly qualified independent and accredited security auditors have earned the Certified Protection Professional accreditation from ASIS International.

Several years of preparation and successful implementation of NAID® standards has been taking place at Castaway Technologies even prior to receiving AAA Certification. Noting high team confidence in a recent memo announcing their successful certification, Deery noted, “Operationally, we just need to follow our existing procedures, i.e. no changes are required at this time.” One could get the idea that Castaway Technologies has been taking the NAID® AAA qualification and certification processes quite seriously all along.

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Castaway Technologies is a Data Destruction and IT Asset Disposition (ITAD) solutions provider located in Methuen, MA. The company provides comprehensive IT asset disposition (ITAD), data destruction and electronics recycling solutions to businesses and institutions throughout the Northeast.

News Contact:  Cameron Deery

T. (978) 208-4730 | E. cdeery@castawaytech.com

Online at https://www.castawaytech.com

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