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February 03, 2011

 

 

TODAY’S HEADLINES

  1. EXCITING NEW SPEAKERS TO ROUND OUT CLOSING CONFERENCE SESSION

  2.WHY IS ATTENDANCE FOR NAID 2011 BREAKING RECORDS?

  3.LOOK WHO’S A CSDS – NAID CELEBRATES INDUSTRY EXPERTISE

  4.NEW NAID TRAINING VIDEO CATCHING INTEREST OF PROFESSIONAL 
     ASSOCIATIONS

  5.TWO VETERAN NAID MEMBER-COMPANIES MERGE

  6.CANADIAN PRIVACY COMMISSIONER ACKNOWLEDGES ENFORCEMENT AND
     FINES ARE NECESSARY

  7.NORTH CAROLINA HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICE DEPARTMENT MAY HAVE
     ACCIDENTILY TODDED RECORDS

  8.LAX COMPLIANCE COSTS FAR MORE THAN STRICT COMPLIANCE

  9.INSURER AGREES TO PAY $55,000 FOR DATA BREACH

10.NAID WELCOMES NEW MEMBERS (6)

11.DATES OF NOTE

12.CLASSIFIED ADS (1)

13.SUBSCRIBE &/or PROVIDE YOUR FEEDBACK

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EXCITING NEW SPEAKERS TO ROUND OUT CLOSING CONFERENCE SESSION

NAID has added two more heavy hitting speakers to its upcoming conference line up.

After considering many options for assigning presenters to the final general session, NAID has found two, both of which are widely considered to be among the foremost authorities in the country on HIPAA and HITECH.

Kirk J Nahra, (pictured - left) an attorney at the Washington, D.C. firm Wein & Riley and the editor of Privacy Advisor (the monthly journal of the IAPP), will join Robert M. Tennant, MA, (pictured - right) Senior Policy Advisor at the Medical Group Management Association (MGMA), Washington, DC, to co-present at the session titled “Hospitals' Perspective on HITECH and Business Associate Selection Requirements.”

According to NAID CEO Bob Johnson, “The MGMA is THE trusted source of HIPAA information for doctors’ offices, and no one understands how HIPAA/HITECH affects those offices better than Rob Tennant.   And, in addition to representing the privacy interests of a number of hospital groups, Kirk Nahra is a recognized and well-respected HIPAA and privacy authority.” Johnson concludes, “After all, you don’t become the editor of the IAPP’s Privacy Advisor by accident.”

Johnson also promises a “bombshell” from these presenters related to ARRA/HITECH stimulus funding being tied to data protection policies and training, both of which are significant aspects of NAID’s new marketing approach to doctors and dentists offices.

“Hospitals' Perspective on HITECH and Business Associate Selection Requirements” is scheduled at 1:30 PM EST on Sunday March 20th and is the final session of the 2011 NAID Conference and Expo.

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WHY IS ATTENDANCE FOR NAID 2011 BREAKING RECORDS?

In all likelihood, no one reason can account for the dramatic increase in attendance for the upcoming NAID Conference and Expo compared to previous years.

According to Conference Committee Chair Paula Oberst, CSDS, holding the conference on the weekend is a big part of it, and because people are really excited about the new Doctors’ Office Marketing Program.

NAID President Jim Beran agrees, but is quick to add that the new NAID Training Video is probably included on that list, as is the fact that we have two remarkable keynote speakers and more than 30 hours of education.

NAID CEO Bob Johnson, on the other hand, believes it is more systemic. The theme, and more importantly the content, is tapping into obvious signs that things are changing; that there is a real opportunity for attendees to take their services and profits to the next level.

NAID Staff believes that some excitement has been generated from Conference promotion, including the debut of Captain Data Safe—who will make his first live action appearance at this year’s Block Party, held Saturday, March 19th

At the end of the day, it doesn’t matter what the reason is for increased attendance.  Everything is germane, for lack of a better word. It seems the devil is in the details and the conference committee has gotten those details correct.

Click here to register for NAID 2011 online.

Click here to download a hard copy of the NAID 2011 Conference Registration Form

Click here to request a NAID 2011 Conference & Expo Brochure

Click here for complete NAID 2011 Conference & Expo information, including information on the conference hotel and overnight accommodations.

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LOOK WHO’S A CSDS – NAID CELEBRATES INDUSTRY EXPERTISE

As of February 1st, 23 industry professionals had successfully emerged from the first round of examinations for the association’s new accreditation.  In doing so, these individuals became among the first to achieve the Certified Secure Destruction Specialist (CSDS) designation now offered by NAID.

According to NAID CEO Bob Johnson, “Becoming a CSDS is a major achievement. Passing the examination requires an in-depth understanding of the secure destruction industry, including data protection legislation, secure destruction operations, physical security, records management, risk management, ethics, and NAID Certification.”  Johnson adds, “While there are some industry professionals who have a grasp of one or another of these areas, it is a remarkable accomplishment to demonstrate expertise in all of them.”

NAID created the CSDS accreditation to promote and acknowledge a comprehensive understanding of the broad range of disciplines related to secure destruction. All of the CSDS applicants to date have participated in the 10-week CSDS webinar series held last fall.

“As evidence of the challenge presented by the curriculum and exam, over 20% of those who took the examination did not succeed,” says NAID Deputy CEO Dustin McKissen.

Effective immediately, the following individuals may rightfully display the CSDS designation and will be so acknowledged on the NAID website:

 

  • James Bell, CSDS                                 American Shredding
  • Ken Bertin, CSDS                                  Associated Records Inc.
  • Ashley Delavane, CSDS                         Ag Medical Systems, Inc.
  • Erik Brown, CSDS                                 American Shredding
  • Sean Caldwell, CSDS                            Confidential On-Site Paper Shredding
  • Marty Corsberg, CSDS                          Absolute Shredding
  • Stephen Dedmon, CSDS                       Secure Destruction Service
  • Don Drake, CSDS                                 Shred-it Madison
  • Bruce Gilman, CSDS                             Advanced Document Destruction, LLC
  • Rick Griesser, CSDS                             A.R.M.S.
  • Josh Hartwell, CSDS                              Associated Records Inc
  • Keith Kramer, CSDS                              Gateway Confidential
  • Jeff Locke, CSDS                                   Shredman
  • Dan Mattock, CSDS                               PC Recycler
  • Scot McFarland, CSDS                          Ray's Trash Svc, Inc.
  • Paula Oberst, CSDS                              Ohio Mobile Shredding
  • Timothy Oberst, CSDS                           Ohio Mobile Shredding
  • Andrew Portare, CSDS                           PC Recycler
  • Lane R. Olson, CSDS                            A-OK Moving, Shredding & Storage
  • Greg Smitas, CSDS                               R4 Services, LLC
  • Tina Ragsdale, CSDS                             Metro Business Archives
  • Mark Wieland, CSDS                             Shred-it Madison

 

The next CSDS examination will be held in conjunction with the 2011 NAID Annual Conference and Expo in Orlando on March 18, 2011. 

Click here to download a CSDS Exam Registration Form for the March 18th CSDS Exam opportunity at the NAID Conference.

There will also be a 2-day CSDS Immersion Training Course held March 9-10, 2011 in Chicago, IL.

Click here to download a Registration Form for the CSDS Immersion Training Course March 9-10 in Chicago.

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NEW NAID TRAINING VIDEO CATCHING INTEREST OF PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS

Earlier this week, hundreds of NAIDDirect readers took the opportunity to view a short clip from the new NAID Information Destruction Training Video. 

As announced at that time, the new training program will be pre-released when it is premiered at the upcoming NAID Conference (minus the red carpet), with the broader release of the video and training in May.

Despite the fact that the video has not been officially released, NAID has already begun building support for the initiative among buying groups whose members can benefit from the turnkey, pre-packaged training program.

Among the organizations NAID is using to promote the availability of the new training video are ARMA International, the International Association of Privacy Professionals, ASIS International, and the Medical Group Management Association.  In addition, NAID is currently building interest in the new video at the Federal Trade Commission, Health and Human Services, and with state-level Attorneys General.

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TWO VETERAN NAID MEMBER-COMPANIES MERGE

On January 19th, two of the foremost shredding companies and long-standing NAID Members—Shred Right and Document Destruction Service Ltd.—announced they will merge operations under the Shred Right brand. Both firms are based in the Minneapolis/St. Paul market.  The merger was complete on January 19th and will create the largest, locally owned, independent information destruction company in the upper Midwest.

Shred Right, founded by President Ron Mason, and Document Destruction Service Ltd., founded by President Walt Lambader, are pioneering companies in the shredding industry. Mason said, “When I founded the company 28 years ago, I had no competition.” Lambader acknowledges the same thing. “No one was doing what I was doing. There was no one there to show me what to do.”

Now Mason and Lambader’s companies will have more resources available to provide small and large businesses the same kind of customer service and security they are known for among their clients. Lambader shared his vision about service, “That’s why I picked Rohn Industries (Shred Right). Their attention to service and detail is close to how we do things.”

“Document Destruction Service and Shred Right spend a lot of time and energy focusing on our customers,” Mason said. “We aren’t going to sacrifice that mentality; it’s just the way I’m wired.”

Similar histories and philosophies led the companies toward this partnership, but the benefit for the industry and the community will be felt across the upper Midwest.”The merger puts us in a better position to compete in the marketplace. We are providing a stronger company that will be better for our customers,” says Mason.

Worldwide headquarters will remain Shred Right’s Saint Paul location. Current NAID President Jim Beran is the Vice President of Sales and Business Development at Shred Right.

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CANADIAN PRIVACY COMMISSIONER ACKNOWLEDGES ENFORCEMENT AND FINES ARE NECESSARY

According to an article posted to The Wire Report, Privacy Commissioner Jennifer Stoddart is reportedly saying her office may need fine-levying authority in order to more effectively protect the privacy of Canadians.  This represents a change from earlier statements of a few years back where she said her preference was to provide guidance.  Her new position was discussed in a speech at the University of Ottawa's Centre for Law, Technology and Society.

“I am increasingly of the view that we may need stronger powers to be an effective privacy guardian for Canadians. Canada has become one of the few major countries where the data protection regulator lacks the ability to issue orders and impose fines,” Stoddart said.

Full Article

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NORTH CAROLINAHEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICE DEPARTMENT MAY HAVE ACCIDENTILY TODDED RECORDS

Asheville Citizen-Times –Asheville, North Carolina

January 26, 2011- Disks containing personal information belonging to the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services may have accidently been taken to a local landfill, rather than properly destroyed. The Department has alerted the state Bureau of Investigation, as well as the Consumer Protection Division of the Attorney General’s office.

“Our staff is revisiting our policies and procedures to ensure protection of all records,” said Jan Withers, division director. “Since 2008 all of our documents were encrypted to ensure their security, and all information will be stored in electronic secure files effective Sept. 30, 2011.”

Full Article

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LAX COMPLIANCE COSTS FAR MORE THAN STRICT COMPLIANCE

www.infosecurity-us.com

January 31, 2011- This brief article discusses the cost of noncompliance with data protection laws and regulations versus strict compliance. While businesses may balk at the cost of compliance, this study makes clear what NAID members are already tell their customers: it is cheaper to comply than to get caught improperly handling data.

“Companies are not investing enough in compliance with data protection regulations,” said Rekha Shenoy, vice president of strategy at Tripwire.

Full Article

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INSURER AGREES TO PAY $55,000 FOR DATA BREACH

ConnecticutLaw Tribune

January 24, 2011- The Vermont Attorney General’s office announced that a Connecticut based insurer, Health Net and Health Net of the Northeast, would pay $55,000 to settle a data breach affecting 525 Vermont residents, although the breach affected 1.5 million total customers.

“Consumers expect – and the law requires – that personal information be treated with the utmost care,” said Vermont Attorney General William Sorrell. “Identity theft remains one of the fastest growing crimes in America. Companies must be careful to prevent Vermonters’ sensitive information, especially their medical records, from falling into the wrong hands.”

Full Article

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NAID WELCOMES NEW MEMBERS (6)

NAID is proud to announce the approval of the memberships of the following organizations since the last edition of NAIDDirect:

Auburn Fibers, Inc., Las Vegas, NV

A Plus Paper Shredding, Louisville, KY

North American Systems, Bloomington , MN

Opportunity Distributing, Inc., Hopkins, MN

Shred Confidential Incorporated, Santa Fe Springs, CA

Westech Recyclers, Inc., Phoenix, AZ

On behalf of all NAID Members, we appreciate their support for our efforts to advance the secure information destruction industry.

Briefs and reports from past NAIDDirect editions are available in the Newsroom on the NAID website.

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DATES OF NOTE

 

March 8, 2011

ARMA Chicago's 2011 Spring Seminar

Universityof Illinois at Chicago, Student Center East
3rd Floor Conference Center
750 South Halsted
Chicago, IL 60607

 

March 9-10, 2011

Certified Secure Destruction Specialist™ Training

Gleacher Center
450 North City Front Plaza Drive
Chicago, IL 60611
312.464.8787

 

March 18, 2011

Certified Secure Destruction Specialist Exam

Loews Royal Pacific Resort
6300 Hollywood Way
Orlando, FL 32819
888.430.4999
Exam entrance closes at 7:45AM

 

March 18-20, 2011

2011 Annual Conference

Orlando, Florida
Loews Royal Pacific

 

 

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