SDS Partners With Clients to Achieve Business Outcomes
Founded in 2005 at the inception of the information security field, Secure Digital Solutions (SDS) aligns engagements to business objectives by providing information security management and governance, enterprise risk and compliance, and data privacy. We partner with business leaders to bridge the gap between operations and business management. Our proprietary methodology titled MAPP provides a maturity-based approach to cybersecurity program management.
From an audit mentality to a business management paradigm
Our key difference is a focus on maturing business processes—rather than short-range audit controls. Maturity-based security management is becoming best practice in our industry, and SDS has led the way, offering this approach to our clients for 10 years. Now we’ve made the methodology more rapid and repeatable with TrustMAPP™, among the first automation tools to improve maturity management with speed, precision, executive communication, and budget guidance.
Exclusive provision of a MAPP
Using TrustMAPP™, SDS is exclusive provider of the cybersecurity MAPP—a Maturity Assessment, Profile, and Plan—that powers continuous risk management across enterprises. Rapid, accurate and visual, MAPP is a cycle of three quality improvement steps:
- Assess maturity – Survey templates pre-configured with the NIST Cyber Security Framework and ISO27001, as well as industry-specific regulations such as GLBA, HIPAA, PCI DSS, GLBA, FFIEC, FISMA, and SOX are used to question functional owners of key processes.
- Profile results – The COBIT maturity model is built in to surface vulnerabilities in security and compliance, with results returned in a clear dashboard summary.
- Plan objectives – Priorities for improvement are ranked by business impact and cost-analyzed for one-time and ongoing investment needs, for sound strategic and budgetary planning.
With a clear MAPP in hand, all cybersecurity stakeholders in an organization from boards to engineers share a reliable reference on where risk posture stands, and what actions and resources are needed to address weaknesses.