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ERI to Partner with ‘STOP. THINK. CONNECT.’ Campaign in Support of Department of Homeland Security

ERI, the nation’s leading recycler of electronic waste and a leader in the IT asset disposition (ITAD), cybersecurity focused hardware destruction, and data destruction space, has been named a partner organization for the “STOP. THINK. CONNECT.” Global online safety awareness campaign.

“STOP. THINK. CONNECT.” was designed to help all digital citizens stay safer and more secure online. The messaging was created by an unprecedented coalition of private companies, non-profits and government organizations with leadership provided by the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) and the Anti-Phishing Working Group (APWG). The campaign was launched in partnership with the U.S. government, including the White House. NCSA, in partnership with the APWG, continue to lead the campaign. The Department of Homeland Security leads the federal engagement in the campaign.

“Cyber security and online safety are a crucial pert of what we do every day, and we know first hand how vitally important these issues are,” said John Shegerian, Chairman and CEO of ERI. “It’s an honor and a privilege to be among the prestigious organizations taking part in this crucial program. We’re proud to be able to share our knowledge and assist the government agencies working on this project. Now more than ever, proper destruction of private digital data has become a crucially important issue. As a society, we must be vigilant in this area, if we are to protect our privacy and the efforts of homeland security.”

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security provides the Federal Government's leadership for the “STOP. THINK. CONNECT.” campaign.

ERI has one of the largest owned and operated ITAD processing footprints in North America, with eight processing facilities (totaling about 1 million square feet) distributed across the U.S. and are certified to the ISO 9001, ISO 14001 standards and both e-Stewards and R2 standards. In addition, five of ERI's largest facilities are also NAID AAA-certified, and the remaining three facilities are scheduled for AAA certification this year.

For more information on general recycling and electronic data destruction needs, visit www.ERIdirect.com, www.Recyclenation.com, http://greenisgoodradio.com, www.insecurityofeverything.com or www.urbanmining.org.

ERI, the nation’s leading recycler of electronic waste and the world's largest IT asset disposition (ITAD) and cybersecurity-focused hardware destruction company, is certified to de-manufacture and recycle every type of electronic waste in an environmentally friendly manner. ERI processes more than 275 million pounds of electronic waste annually at eight locations, serving every zip code in the United States. For more information about e-waste recycling and ERI, call 1-800-ERI-DIRECT or visit www.ERIdirect.com.

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