National voluntary program confirms ongoing procedural compliance

National voluntary program confirms ongoing procedural compliance

NAID AAA CertificationARMS’s NAID AAA Certification ensures secure info destruction

The secure destruction of physical and digital information is an extremely important step in the business cycle for every organization. ARMS, Inc. provides its customers with an additional layer of security by earning NAID AAA Certification from the National Association for Information Destruction (NAID).

NAID AAA Certification establishes ongoing compliance and security of participating data destruction companies such as ARMS. Partnering with ARMS for your data destruction needs fulfills regulatory requirements to validate the policies and proceduresof your data destruction company, including the use of specific language and provisions.

In addition to the NAID AAA Certification held by ARMS, individual team members are Certified Secure Destruction Specialists. The proctored test to attain this designation requires a score of 85 percent to pass, further assuring that ARMS’s customers receive competent service in a range of subject areas related to the secure destruction of information.

Benefits of using a data destruction company with NAID AAA Certification

Audit quality –A global network of 17 accredited security consultants conduct biannual scheduled and random audits at all NAID-certified facilities. Customers may request audit reports for their service provider.

Regulatory alignment –The NAID AAA Certification program requires written policies and procedures for each company that ensures employee training, regulatory compliance and incident response preparedness.

Security specifications –Auditors review background screening and training for employees, compliance with written procedures, operational security, destruction equipment, access controls and confidentiality agreements.

Oversight –NAID’s Certification Rules Committee and Certification Review Board oversees the program’s integrity. These groups are made up of industry veterans and accredited outside professionals.

Transparency –All documents and specifications are available to the public online for free.

NAID is the standards-setting body for the information destruction industry. For more information about NAID AAA Certification, visit

Full-Service information management and destruction services from ARMS, Inc.

ARMS is an industry leader in records and information technology solutions, providing organizations “best practice” consulting in the Green Bay, Wisconsin, area and across the United States. ARMS is an SSAE 16-audited company that meets today’s information regulatory requirements such as HIPAA, HITECH and FACTA. Services include traditional document storage, certified information destruction, data protection and media vaulting, and automated workflow solutions.

For information about services available through ARMS, please call 877-764-2767 or visit

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