Reclamere Takes Leadership Role in NAID CSDS Program

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Information Destruction Experts to Chair Industry Certification Program

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"The stakes for guaranteed secure destruction of data are higher than ever, especially in tightly regulated sectors like healthcare and finance," said Reclamere President & Co-founder Joe Harford.

Reclamere, the company that positions businesses to implement secure data processes in the workplace, and safely and securely dispose of their IT assets today announced that the National Association for Information Destruction (NAID) has selected Reclamere President & Co-founder Joe Harford as chair of its Certified Secure Destruction Specialist (CSDS) Board of Regents. The committee is responsible for the ongoing development and promotion of the CSDS credential which is a new certification being sought by secure destruction professionals and IT Asset Disposal service providers.

NAID leadership and Harford believe this certification will go far towards elevating professionalism and confidence in the industry. “In today’s digital world, information destruction has evolved light years beyond paper shredding,” said Harford. “The stakes for guaranteed secure destruction of data are higher than ever, especially in tightly regulated sectors like healthcare and finance. By providing this opportunity for certification, NAID will help its members become better equipped to help their customers as trusted advisors in the data destruction process.”

Robert Johnson, CEO of NAID said, “We are happy to have Joe Harford leading the charge as we continue to grow to meet the needs of our ever expanding industry with innovative educational programs and certifications that are designed to safeguard the organizations our members work with and the environment. He comes to this position uniquely qualified as someone with a Masters Degree in Workforce Education who is also currently working on his PhD in Entrepreneurial Studies. Harford’s lifelong commitment to professional development and history in education make him an ideal candidate to lead this initiative.”

This year the CSDS committee will also be assisting with the creation of the first ever secure destruction textbook to be used in higher education.

For more information about NAID’s new CSDS certification, visit

About Reclamere
Reclamere, Inc. is a data security company that offers 360 degree data security and breach prevention, and a full range of data destruction services to its clients many of whom are in highly regulated sectors including healthcare and finance. Founded in 2001, Reclamere provides client-focused, environmentally compliant management solutions for end-of-life computer equipment and data destruction services. As an industry leader, Reclamere is known for its robust data security assessments, expert consulting capabilities, and proprietary data breach prevention processes. Reclamere guarantees protection of its clients' sensitive information against data breaches and data theft. The company also alleviates liabilities related to the environmental impact of end of life equipment disposal. Reclamere's facility is both R2 and NAID AAA-Certified. Reclamere also works with clients on-site at their locations throughout the U.S. For more information, visit

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