TrustMAPP Selected As Finalist for Tekne Award



Secure Digital Solutions Named finalist for 18th Annual Tekne Awards

MHTA to honor Minnesota’s top technology companies and individuals at the Nov.15 awards ceremony

Minneapolis, MN, Sept. 28th, 2017 – The Minnesota High Tech Association (MHTA) has named Secure Digital Solutions as a finalist in the Software – Small and Growing Companies category for the 2017 Tekne Awards, which will be held at the Minneapolis Convention Center on Wednesday, November 15, 2017. The Tekne Awards honor Minnesota companies and individuals who have shown superior technology innovation and leadership.

Secure Digital Solutions (SDS) is a security management consultancy headquartered in Minneapolis, MN serving customers across the nation in a variety of industry verticals. The firm has been nominated as a finalist for a Tekne Award based on the innovative solution in their TrustMAPP platform. TrustMAPP is designed with the customer in mind significantly reducing manual labor (by up to 70%) associated with assessments and KPI’s.  TrustMAPP’s pre-loaded recommendations and budgetary forecasting allows teams to effectively measure compliance and communicate the business value of cyber security to executives and board of directors.

“Our team is honored to be recognized by the Minnesota High Tech Association by naming TrustMAPP a finalist,” said Chad Boeckmann, CEO, Secure Digital Solutions. “Our team identified a gap in the marketplace and has invested the last two years developing TrustMAPP. We owe our success our customers who realized the vision of TrustMAPP and our partners who help to make the industry aware of a better way to measure, manage and communicate cyber security programs.”

Presented by the MHTA, the Tekne Awards annually recognize Minnesota’s best and brightest technology users and developers in innovation, development, education, commercialization and management. A full list of finalists is available online at

“Each year, MHTA seeks out companies and people leading the way in innovation in Minnesota,” said Margaret Anderson Kelliher, president and CEO of MHTA. “These advancements are changing the way people all over the world live and work, and the Tekne Awards recognize those achievements.”

The 18th annual Tekne Awards will begin at 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, November 15th, 2017 with VIP registration and reception, followed by general registration and cocktails at 5:00 p.m and dinner at 5:45 p.m. The awards ceremony will commence at 7 p.m., with a post-event reception at 8:30 p.m. The event will be emceed by Paul Douglas, author, entrepreneur and meteorologist.

For additional information, or to register for the 2017 Tekne Awards program, visit or contact Claire Ayling at 952-230-4553 or

About Secure Digital Solutions

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.

About Minnesota High Tech Association (MHTA)

MHTA is an innovation and technology association united in fueling Minnesota’s prosperity. We help bring together the people of Minnesota’s technology ecosystem and lead the charge in directing technology issues to Minnesota’s state capitol. MHTA is the only membership organization that represents Minnesota’s entire technology-based economy. MHTA members include organizations of every size − involved in virtually every aspect of technology creation, production, application and education in Minnesota. Find out more online at or follow MHTA on Twitter at



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