At Iron Mountain safeguarding your information is our top priority. Our compliance practices are certified by the experts. We not only abide by the strictest of industry standards—we help set them. Iron Mountain has taken an industry leading position on safeguarding customer information. We have undergone rigorous audits of our policies, systems and technologies by Ernst & Young to earn SysTrust certification.
In addition to our SysTrust certification, we have recently completed an on-site audit confirming compliance with the Payment Card Industry (PCI) Data Security Standard for 2009 for our records management, data protection and shredding businesses. Iron Mountain is proud to be recognized on the list of "compliant service providers" published by Visa and is defined as a Level 1 service provider.
Our commitment to the protection of our customers' information has been recognized by our peers in the industry as well. We have received the distinctive honor of being appointed to the PCI Security Standards Council. As a member of the council, Iron Mountain will help to shape the future development of PCI standards. We will have the opportunity to leverage our expertise and experience as a service provider in safeguarding credit card data for thousands of customers across a variety of industries—insight that is critical to the adoption of the PCI standard by other service provider companies.
Iron Mountain's Secure Shredding service is AAA certified by the National Association for Information Destruction. Iron Mountain is proud to have taken a leadership role in the development of NAID's standards, which focus on operational workflows and security. We are the largest shredding vendor to achieve NAID certification.