Author Elizabeth Wilmot

Future of Data Destruction

Data Killers is always on the lookout for information and news pertinent to the data destruction industries. We are known and recognized throughout the country for our services which include product and paper incineration, on-site hard drive shredding, NSA approved degaussing, tape shredding, solid state media destruction and destruction of classified drives. With Data Killers, the project is done right the first time and all data is left unrecoverable. In recent news, NAID released their agenda for the 2015 conference with the future of data destruction at the forefront. As an active member of NAID, we thought the following article, originally reported on Storage & Destruction Business, was worth re-posting:

“According to the National Association for Information Destruction (NAID), Phoenix, its 2015 annual convention will be more affordable than years’ past and educational sessions will feature new speakers and new topics.

“We really tried to listen to all the feedback we received last year to make this year’s conference the best yet,” says Jamie Hughes, NAID director of events and programs.

One such change included adding a new session, “Data Destruction 2020: What Will State-of-the-Art Destruction Look Like in Five Years?” NAID says this session will feature a leading panel of future-thinking industry executives and will be moderated by DeAnne Toto, managing editor of SDB magazine. Panelists will discuss their predictions on what mobile and plant-based destruction equipment, trucks and operations will look like in five years. Many businesses are now using a “no hard copy” policy, where they take any paper documents and then scan and archive them using software similar to FileCenter’s document management software, followed by destroying the original documents. Others, however, only use this method as a backup in case the original goes missing.

“While the myth of the paperless office is now busted, there’s no disputing that the future of the secure destruction industry will go to the most efficient and knowledgeable operator,” says NAID CEO Bob Johnson. “DeAnne and this panel will define what success in 2020 is going to require.”

The NAID 2015 Annual Conference will be March 20-22, 2015, in Grapevine, Texas, just outside of Dallas. An early registration discount and hotel rooms at the Gaylord Texan Resort are still available to those who are interested in attending, the association says. More information about the event is available at

NAID is a nonprofit trade association of the secure destruction industry and currently represents more than 1,900 member locations globally. NAID’s mission is to promote the proper destruction of discarded information through education and to encourage the outsourcing of destruction needs to qualified contractors, including those that are NAID certified.”