PRISM International/NAID Merger Official
The PRISM International and NAID Boards of Directors are pleased to announce that the membership of both associations has ratified new association bylaws that result in the merger of the two organizations. The merger will combine services to yield a wider range of information management and data protection offerings and services from a single industry association, the International Secure Information Governance & Management Association (i-SIGMA).
Both PRISM International and NAID will carry on as the primary public-facing brands of the new umbrella organization. PRISM International members will continue to reference their membership with the current PRISM International logo, and Privacy+ and the corresponding logo will also remain unchanged at this time.
When discussing this with i-SIGMA co-President, Angie Singer Keating, CISA, CISM, CIPP, CRISC of Reclamere, Inc., she was quick to add that the certifications of both organizations are not going away.
“Companies and government entities should rest assured that NAID will continue to stand behind the strength of the NAID AAA Certification program – and PRISM similarly with Privacy+” said Keating “These long-standing programs are platinum standards of the industry and aren’t going anywhere.”
Zeal over the merger is equally shared by i-SIGMA co-President, Christopher Jones of Secure Records Solutions who commented, “As a merged entity, we will have a stronger voice with policymakers, regulators, and decision-makers. Together we’ll be able to share resources to help grow our businesses. And combined conferences and events will grow our presence worldwide that serves to reduce member costs. This simply makes sense.”
There will be several months of logistical hand-offs to make the merger complete. An i-SIGMA Interim Board of Directors, formed by the combined NAID and PRISM International boards, will lead the organization until such time as general elections are held in 2020. The current NAID management team will serve as staff for i-SIGMA.
Learn more about PRISM International: www.PRISMintl.org
Learn more about NAID: www.NAIDonline.org
Review Q&A about the Merger: http://www.naidonline.org/nitl/en/consumer/news/5929.html
Contact the NAID/i-SIGMA Staff: [email protected]
May 9, 2018