Certifications

NAID

When companies require secure destruction of hard copy records, electronic media and computer hard drives they can rely on service through Access locations, many of which are NAID AAA Certified.

NAID® is the international trade association for companies providing information destruction services. NAID’s mission is to promote the information destruction industry and the standards and ethics of its member companies. NAID merged with PRISM in 2018 to form the new industry trade association i-SIGMA.

PRISM Privacy+

PRISM is an international organization representing companies that engage in Commercial Information Management Services.

Access continues to maintain the Privacy+ certification demonstrating our commitment to information privacy standards. Additionally, Access is a corporate member of PRISM International with team members serving in various leadership positions.

EU-US and Swiss-US Privacy Shield

The EU-US and Swiss-US Privacy Shield Frameworks requires that companies meet obligations to protect personal data. Now, more than ever, companies need guidance to ensure requirements are met.

The assessment guides discovery of necessary information, including relevant data flows and evaluation of privacy policies and practices against relevant standards. Access partners with TrustE to assess the privacy frameworks, ensuring no gaps exist to mitigate risk.

PCI Compliance

PCI DSS (Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard) provides technical and operational requirements that are designed to protect cardholder data. The requirements were designed to decrease credit card fraud by increasing the controls involved with cardholder data.

PCI DSS acts as a framework for a Merchant or Service Provider to develop a strong payment card data security process, which includes prevention, detection, and reaction to security circumstances. Access maintains PCI DSS attestation of compliance for access control and security measures.

SOC 2 Type II

SOC (System and Organization Controls) is the de facto standard for technology service providers to demonstrate the successful design and operation of their internal controls. A SOC-certified organization has been audited by an independent certified public accountant who determined the organization has the appropriate safeguards and procedures in place to adequately protect sensitive data.

Access FileBRIDGE Records (formerly known as Total Recall) and CartaHR, CartaDCE, and CartaDC Platforms (formerly known as FileBRIDGE Digital) are assessed by an independent auditing firm in accordance with attestation standards established by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and in accordance with International Standard on Assurance Engagements (ISAE) 3000 (Revised), Assurance Engagements Other Than Audits or Reviews of Historical Financial Information, issued by the International Auditing and Assurance Standards Board (IAASB). The SOC2 Type II report assures clients that Access has proven its processes, facilities, and systems meet the required industry control standards.

Controlled Goods Program

The Controlled Goods Certification Program plays a vital role in ensuring compliance with the examination, possession or transfer of information that is controlled domestically by the Federal Government of Canada.

The Certification Program validates standards through security planning, personnel security assessments and onsite audits conducted by the Public Services and Procurement Canada. Access Information Management Canada, ULC maintains Controlled Goods Program Certification status across our Canadian locations.

Affiliations

Association for Information and Image Management (AIIM)

AIIM is a nonprofit organization focused on helping users to understand the challenges associated with managing documents, content, records, and business processes. Founded in 1943, AIIM is also known as the enterprise content management (ECM) association. Access is a strong supporter of the annual AIIM educational conference. In addition, several Access team members hold leadership positions in local AIIM Chapters.

Association of Legal Administrators (ALA)

ALA is the Association of Legal Administrators. Founded in 1971, the organization is dedicated to providing support to professionals involved in the management of law firms, corporate legal departments and governmental legal agencies. As a supporter of ALA, Access participates in local and national ALA events.

ARMA International

For more than 50 years, ARMA International has been regarded as the leading not-for-profit professional association and the authority on managing records and information – paper and electronic. Access is a proud corporate member and annual sponsor of the ARMA International Educational conference.

In 2013, the Access Leadership Scholars Endowment was created and is administered by the ARMA IEF. Additionally, several Access team members hold leadership
positions in ARMA chapters throughout the U.S.

IG GURU

IG GURU® is an Information Governance news organization with an active community.  There are associations, academic institutions, and vendors who provide Information Governance education, training, and networking, and IG GURU® is a place for the entire Information Governance Ecosystem. IG GURU® also hosts 20 years of communication from the former Record Management Listserv.

International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP)

The International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) is the largest and most comprehensive global information privacy community and resource. Founded in 2000, the IAPP is a not-for-profit organization that helps define, support and improve the privacy profession globally. Access is proud to be a Silver Member of IAPP.

International Facility Management Association (IFMA)

The International Facility Management Association is the world’s largest and most widely recognized international association for professional facility managers, supporting more than 19,500 members in 60 countries. The association’s members, represented in 125 chapters and 16 councils worldwide, manage more than 37 billion square feet of property and annually purchase more than US$100 billion in products and services.