“We are excited and proud to have been invited to speak at these
events,” said Johnson. “It not only reflects the high regard held for
NAID in the electronics recycling community, but it also helps us
separate fact from fiction in the marketplace, which, in turn, helps
service providers better serve the interests of their customers.”
CSDS Board of Regents set ambitious plan to
improve training materials
The Board of Regents oversees the integrity and promotion of
the association’s Certified Secure Destruction Specialist (CSDS)
accreditation and has decided to move forward with the creation
of a CSDS Information Destruction textbook that will combine the
relevant information currently found only in a broad spectrum of
disparate and eclectic source materials.
“If you stacked up all the source materials
for the CSDS training, it’s 2 feet high,” says
Brock Miller, CSDS, of Oregon-based Accushred
NW and chairman of the Board of Regents.
“This project will distill that content into one
textbook and, we feel, take the program to a
higher level of adoption and recognition.”
Work on the project has already begun with the daunting goal of
completing the project this year.
In related news, NAID has retained a full time contractor to work
directly with NAID CEO Bob Johnson on the creation of a textbook
titled, Information Disposition. When completed next fall, the single
volume text will serve as the study guide for future Certified Secure
Destruction Specialists, but it is also being designed to conform to
university level curriculum requirements for use at in Management
Information System (MIS) course work.
“We intend to turn to our current population of CSDS professionals
to help with the project,” says Johnson. “As chapters are completed,
we will need a lot help proofing and documenting research. People
with a CSDS accreditation are perfect for the job; they can earn
continuing education units required to sustain their status, and earn
acknowledgement in the world’s one-and-only textbook of its kind.”
Information Disposition will be developed using scores of
disparate source materials used to develop the CSDS training and
examination over the years.
Michael Payton added to CSDS Board of Regents
The NAID Board of Directors approved Michael Payton, CSDS of
Kentucky-based The Data Vault as a member of the Certified Secure
Destruction Specialist (CSDS) Board of Regents.
According to Brock Miller, CSDS, of Oregon-based Accushred NW
and Chairman of the Board of Regents, Payton brings a wealth of
knowledge, as well as dedication to the association and dedication
to the CSDS program.
“With so many CSDS accredited industry
professionals out there now, there were
plenty of qualified people for us to
recommend to the board,” says Miller.
“Because Michael is so well-known in
the industry and so well respected,
we thought he was the best candidate
to help us continue the program’s
Of all the programs we have going,
the CSDS program is affording the
association many new opportunities
which we will soon make public,” says
NAID President and fellow CSDS Board
of Regents member R. Stephen Richards,
CSDS, of Tennessee-based Richards &
Richards. “It is critical we have someone
who has knowledge and influence, and
who is not afraid of hard work. Michael
is that guy.”
Payton joins the other members of the CSDS Board of Regent Chair
Brock Miller, CSDS; Steve Richards, CSDS; Tim Oberst, CSDS of Ohio-
based Ohio Mobile Shredding; Joe Harford, CSDS, of Pennsylvania-
based Reclamere; Heather Fitzanko, CSDS, of Illinois-based AAA
Certified Confidential Security Corp; and David Surdyk, CSDS, of
Illinois-based Document Destruction Company.
NAID exhibit/sponsor at I. T. refurbishers’
conference in New Orleans
NAID exhibited at 2015 Electronics Reuse Conference in New
Orleans Nov. 2-4 at the Sheraton New Orleans. The association
was also a Silver Sponsor of the event in support of education for
organizations that are response for the security of the data on
equipment they refurbish.
NAID CEO Bob Johnson also presented at the event.
The title of the session was “Using Data Protection Regulations to
Increase Sales and Protect Your Business.”
Michael Payton, CSDS
Brock Miller, CSDS