Last week four members of the DataShield Team attended NAID’s annual conference in Orlando, FL. As AAA NAID Certified providers it is our job to keep up to date on everything that involves information security so you don’t have to. After attending many sessions and talking to colleagues from around the country and the globe there is no doubt that the world of information security is in a continual evolution. Data risks, increased regulation, mandatory fines and increasing enforcement continue to complicate the landscape. We were validated that our security practices and handling process of all material not only meets the standards set by NAID, but in many cases goes beyond the requirements. We gained tremendous insight into the healthcare ecosystem and the world of information governance that dictates the process for our healthcare clients. We were pleased to discover we are one of only 70 service providers in the country that carry the industry’s gold star Downstream Data Coverage which places full responsibility on the service provider should any damages be caused. The trends in the data destruction industry may change, but DataShield will remain a steadfast partner and advisor to all of our clients and prospective clients.