Information Security Governance




Release Notes   What’s New at TrustMAPP July 17th, 2018 The purpose of this release is to provide security leaders views of their key assessments, investment needs, reporting and ongoing improvement activities, we have updated the home page for the company administrator to include key metrics and overviews of this […]

TrustMAPP v3.3 Release Notes



Esteemed Leader in Information Security to Guide Company in Maximizing Potential Minneapolis, MN – April 30th, 2018– Secure Digital Solutions, LLC, an innovative cyber security and cyber risk management consulting firm today announced the first member of the TrustMAPP® Advisory Board. Steve Katz, the world’s first CISO at Citigroup who […]

TrustMAPP® Launches Advisory Board with Steve Katz






August 31st, 2017 Ed Snodgrass, CISO, Secure Digital Solutions Here at Secure Digital Solutions (SDS), we get the opportunity to work with many types of customers and many types of security vendors. Each customer has a different understanding of the value of cybersecurity maturity and each vendor uses the term […]

What a word means depends on where you are


August 14, 2017 Ed Snodgrass, CISO, Secure Digital Solutions Frameworks are important. They lay the foundation for what will eventually be built. Whether building a structure, a vehicle, a medical device or a security program, the need to begin construction using an established set of requirements is critical. It allows […]

The Real Difference Between Frameworks and Compliance



June 22nd, 2017  Secure Digital Solutions releases TrustMAPP® version 2.2  to align risk with process maturity. For the first time security and business leaders can gain a comparative view of security maturity associated with identified risks. NEW FEATURES Risk Register, Management and Program Management Overlay Options TrustMAPP® now integrates risk, best practice […]

TrustMAPP® v2.2 Release Aligns Risk with Maturity


May 12th, 2017 Ed Snodgrass, CISO, Secure Digital Solutions Maturity is an interesting word. We’ve heard it throughout our lives and it’s had different meanings in different contexts.  As a kid, we heard it from our parents regarding “growing up” and “being more mature”.  We may not have understood it […]

Why do you measure cybersecurity maturity?








December 21, 2016 The original ideation leader behind TrustMAPP, Chad Boeckmann (@cboeckm), was recently asked to be a guest on the podcast “Down the Security Rabbit Hole” with Rafal Los (@wh1t3rabbit), James Jardine (@jardinesoftware), and Michael Santarcangelo (@catalyst) on the subject “The Business of Security“.  In this podcast the crew discusses trends in information security management […]

The Business of Security





The Problem with Compliance Assessments Newly-minted information security leaders often learn that regulatory or contractual requirements are the primary business driver for their organizations’ security program. Tasked with developing a plan for implementing controls, these leaders turn to compliance assessments to understand the gaps between requirements and operational realities. Ultimately, […]

Where Compliance Assessments Fall Short, Maturity Assessments Rise to the ...


July 22nd, 2016 It is important to understand that information security maturity assessments are unique in outcome and value. Not surprisingly, there is still confusion about the differences between an information security process maturity assessment and the other types of security assessments traditionally employed (namely, risk-, controls- and compliance-focused assessments). We can […]

Information Security Maturity Assessments