Do you have a written policy for data destruction?
If not, you could be opening your company to various fines from the Federal Trade Commission and other regulatory enforcement agencies.
At Richards & Richards we have staff members who can help you generate an entire destruction policy. A few sentences in your employee handbook advising employees to destroy sensitive information will not provide protection for your company in the event of discovery of improper disposal or worse a data breach.
The Certified Secure Destruction Specialist (CSDS) accreditation is awarded to individuals who demonstrate a high level of understanding and competency on issues pertinent to secure data and product destruction. To achieve accreditation, the individual must pass stringent exams that include knowledge of:
- Data protection legislation
- Secure destruction operations
- Physical security principles
- Records management principles
- Risk management principles
- Ethics and the i-SIGMA Complaint Resolution Process
- NAID AAA Certification
CSDS is maintained with continuing education on the above topics.
CERTIFIED SECURE DESTRUCTION SPECIALISTS (CSDS)
- Bowman Richards, CSDS