Mike Callahan, owner of Document Destruction, is often referred to as the “Hometown Shredder” and has one goal when it comes to business; that is to ensure his Dayton OH / Greater Cincinnati / Northern Kentucky clients are protected when it comes to their confidential information. In today’s world of identity theft, it is nice to know someone in the industry who cares enough to provide quality service you can trust.
Unfortunately, not all document shredding services are created equal. With identity theft and security breach in the headlines, proper handling of confidential information is something we should all be concerned about.
When selecting a document destruction service provider, here are a few things you should consider:
NAID Certification: What is it? How does it benefit my business?
NAID is the standards setting body for the information destruction industry. 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 protection of confidential customer information. You can read more information regarding NAID and the certification process here:http://www.naidonline.org/nitl/en/cert/history-purpose.html
Business’ are NOT required by law to be NAID certified or even be a member of the NAID program. Selecting a provider that goes above and beyond what is required, to gain their clients trust and ensure proper protection for the client, is not to be taken lightly.
On-Site Shredding Services
On-site shredding is a key element that allows you to rest assured that your business, clients, and employees documentation have been properly destroyed. Avoid the service of off-site shredding, when possible, and eliminate the incident of lost documents that may arise in these caseDestruction Documentation
Document Destruction provides proper certificates for your records, giving you proof of compliance to satisfy legal and government requirements. These documents, along with your properly implemented document destruction policy, will offer the security that you need, should litigation arise and you need to prove compliance and proper handling.
Fully Bonded and Insured
Working with a vendor that is bonded and insured will provide your clients the assurance they need that you seek to do business excellence. Vendors who are bonded and insured, also provide an added layer of protection for you if litigation should arise.
This is a short list of things to consider and gets you well on your way to answering the question; “Are You Protected?” If you find that you are missing a few of these essentials with your current provider, or maybe you thought that doing it yourself was enough, we encourage you to give us a call today. Let’s ensure you are protected.