The National Association for Information Destruction (NAID), the global trade association for the secure destruction industry is proud to announce that David Van Mullen of SecurShred along with 43 industry professionals successfully passed the Certified Secure Destruction Specialist exam held at the NAID 2011 Annual Conference and Exposition.
According to NAID CEO Bob Johnson, “Becoming a CSDS is a major accomplishment, and something each of these individuals and their colleagues should be proud of.” Johnson adds, “The rapid growth of the program shows that this industry consists of committed professionals eager to demonstrate their expertise and knowledge to the consumer. We expect the number of Certified Secure Destruction Specialists to continue to grow, and the consumer as well as the public at large will benefit from accredited, recognized experts protecting their data.”
NAID created the CSDS accreditation to promote and acknowledge a comprehensive understanding of the broad range of disciplines related to secure destruction. The examination itself consisted of 230 questions from 7 separate areas. All of the new class of CSDS recipients participated in the 10-week CSDS webinar series held last fall or the recent two day immersion training hosted by NAID at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business in March.
“Continuing the trend we have seen at past examinations, over 25% of those who took the examination did not succeed,” says NAID Deputy CEO Dustin McKissen. “The test is not something you can pass without considerable study, even with the training.”
The designation of the successful accredited professionals will be acknowledged on the NAID website.