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SDS Partners With Customers to Achieve Business Outcomes

Since 2005 Secure Digital Solutions (SDS) aligns cyber security and cyber risk with business objectives through consulting and tailored projects in specific to security program governance, enterprise risk and compliance, and data privacy. Our team partners with customers to bridge the gap between operations and business management. In addition, our proprietary methodology titled MAPP provides a maturity-based approach to cybersecurity program management while establishing accountability and continuous improvement.

From an audit mentality to a business management paradigm

SDS-TrustMAPP-Program-DiagramOur key difference is a focus on improving information security by maturing business processes—rather than short-range audit controls. Information security program management is becoming best practice in our industry, and SDS has led the way, offering this approach to our clients for over 12 years. Now we’ve made the methodology more rapid and repeatable with TrustMAPP™, among the first automation tools to improve security program performance by reducing assessment burden, identifying team discrepancies, executive communication, and improvement forecasting with 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:

  1. illustration-mappAssess 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.
  2. Profile results – The COBIT maturity model is built in to surface vulnerabilities in security and compliance, with results returned in a clear dashboard summary.
  3. 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.

Contact SDS for a MAPP conversation today. Or request your free MAPP Guide.