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PRISM Privacy+ Certification: Time to Join the Club!

In March, i-SIGMA announced changes to PRISM Privacy+ Certification making it not only more affordable but also a much stronger sales tool. March is also when COVID-19 made its international debut. You had bigger fish to fry. More Affordable 1) Already PRISM Privacy+ Certified? RIM service providers can now renew Privacy+ Certification without the high […]

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Privacy+ Certification: Should I, or Shouldn’t I?

By: Tom Dumez, CHP, CSCS With my many years of involvement with PRISM and so many relationships that have been formed over the years, I am asked by PRISM members often if they should either pursue or renew their PRISM Privacy+ Certification. The question is always the same: “Should I, or shouldn’t I? What is […]

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What to Do?

A blog by i-SIGMA CEO Bob Johnson discusses how i-SIGMA members can constructively use any downtime resulting from the current shutdown. _________ Did you know the saying “When the going gets tough, the tough get going,” is attributed to a high school football coach in Corpus Christi Texas in 1953? I didn’t either. I would […]

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MEMBER News: Access Announces Acquisition of Information Governance Solutions (IGS) and Virgo

WOBURN, Mass., February 11, 2020 – Access, records and information management (RIM) services provider, today announced the acquisition of Information Governance Solutions (IGS), the creator of Virgo. An information governance (IG) software solution, Virgo simplifies management and control of information retention and governance rules mandated by thousands of compliance and privacy regulations most companies must […]

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Analyzing Survey Results to Determine Membership Needs

The PRISM International Divisional Leadership Committee recently propositioned a survey that sought member feedback in determining the resource and educational needs of members. The results have been recorded and analyzed, and the committee will now take these results to help plan and implement strategies that best serve the membership. This will help in the preparation […]

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“Prepare for” an Audit or “We are Ready” for an Audit – Big Difference!

Early Monday morning an email from the Compliance Officer (CO) of a large client organization has been received by the Operations Manager (OM).  Not the ideal way to start the week. Planning to visit the record and data center on Wednesday, he requests the OM suggest a convenient time. There is no “rule” that a […]

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RIMPA Live Concludes 2019 Outreach

i-SIGMA will close out another year of strong outreach with an appearance by CEO Bob Johnson at this month’s RIMPA Live Conference and Expo in Melbourne, Australia. “Records and information management professionals are uniquely suited to understand the benefits of Privacy+ Certification,” said Johnson. “And the new regulatory climate around the world makes the i-SIGMA […]

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Comment Period Open for Proposed PRISM Privacy+ Certification Changes

i-SIGMA is officially requesting member comments on the proposed changes to the Privacy+ Certification program that are intended to make it both more accessible and more relevant. Under the proposed structure, Privacy+ Certification would no longer require SSAE 18 or SOC 2, instead offering the less expensive option to obtain the operational credential by meeting […]

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Inclement Weather Warnings: Customer Service and Marketing Go Hand in Hand

Planning, training, and mock disaster exercises – Three key components of an effective disaster plan.  Regardless of the size of a RIM provider or company service level, the ability to respond internally to the threat of disaster or a potential disaster is critical. One that is well documented, understood by all team members, and available […]

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i-SIGMA Expands Government Relations Monitoring Capabilities

As of next month, i-SIGMA will begin monitoring proposed legislation with new state-of-the-art software designed specifically for that purpose. “We really had no choice,” said i-SIGMA CEO Bob Johnson, “There are simply too many regulatory developments to track manually, and stakes are too high to leave it to chance.” The new software will allow the […]

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