security leadership


How CISO’s Manage Cybersecurity as a Business FunctionNovember 14th, 2019 In order to effectively allocate resources, track improvements to security posture overtime and achieve security and risk objectives,  security leadership must run cybersecurity as a business function. This sounds simple, but in practice, managing the business of security and risk […]

How CISO’s Manage Cybersecurity as a Business Function


November, 4th, 2019 TrustMAPP® has launched a 3-part web series hosted by Malcolm Harkins in partnership with IDG. The web series covers three key topics top of mind for business and cybersecurity leaders today. These include:           Presenting to Board of Directors: https://www.csoonline.com/resources/192116/presenting-to-the-board-of-directors Making the Business Case […]

CyberSecurity Leadership Series with Malcolm Harkins


March 4th, 2019 Chad Boeckmann Defining Cyber Security Performance Management Cyber security performance management is the process of understanding your security program’s maturity mapped to top-level risks and the associated level of investments (people hours and capital) required to improve cyber security posture to adequate levels (goals) of the organization. […]

What is Cyber Security Performance Management?



January 23rd, 2019 Today Secure Digital Solutions is proud to announce the release of TrustMAPP v3.65. This version includes features and various bug fixes that improve the use and security of TrustMAPP for our users and customers. Board of Director report now includes point-in-time views Home page options to view […]

TrustMAPP v3.65 Release Notes






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







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?