UK-based secure destruction company Glazewing has earned NAID AAA Certification for compliance with operational and security specifications for its information destruction processes and services. NAID AAA Certification is earned by completing a security audit conducted by an accredited security professional. To maintain the certification, Glazewing will be subject to surprise audits as well as routine scheduled audits. NAID CEO Bob Johnson stated, ‘According to the UK data protection laws, organisations have a responsibility to make sure destruction services can adequately protect personal information. Glazewing has made fulfilling that responsibility much easier by becoming NAID certified. ‘We learned many years ago that frequent unannounced audits dramatically enhanced compliance. They have to know an audit can come at any time, even if they recently had one.’ Glazewing joins Shredall and Allshred who have already achieved NAID AAA Certification. Though the number of certified companies in the UK is small, it is growing as customers demand vendor qualifications. NAID currently has more than 40 member locations in the UK and almost 2,000 member locations globally.
Brian Sims BA (Hons) Hon FSyI, Editor, Risk UK (Pro-Activ Publications) Beginning his career in professional journalism at The Builder Group in March 1992, Brian was appointed Editor of Security Management Today in November 2000 having spent eight years in engineering journalism across two titles: Building Services Journal and Light & Lighting. In 2005, Brian received the BSIA Chairman’s Award for Promoting The Security Industry and, a year later, the Skills for Security Special Award for an Outstanding Contribution to the Security Business Sector. In 2008, Brian was The Security Institute’s nomination for the Association of Security Consultants’ highly prestigious Imbert Prize and, in 2013, was a nominated finalist for the Institute's George van Schalkwyk Award. An Honorary Fellow of The Security Institute, Brian serves as a Judge for the BSIA’s Security Personnel of the Year Awards and the Securitas Good Customer Award. Between 2008 and 2014, Brian pioneered the use of digital media across the security sector, including webinars and Audio Shows. Brian’s actively involved in 50-plus security groups on LinkedIn and hosts the popular Risk UK Twitter site. Brian is a frequent speaker on the conference circuit. He has organised and chaired conference programmes for both IFSEC International and ASIS International and has been published in the national media. Brian was appointed Editor of Risk UK at Pro-Activ Publications in July 2014 and as Editor of The Paper (Pro-Activ Publications' dedicated business newspaper for security professionals) in September 2015. Brian was appointed Editor of Risk Xtra at Pro-Activ Publications in May 2018.