Global Data Systems, Inc.today announced that it has received the MSPAlliance® Cyber Verify™ Risk Assurance Rating for Managed Services and Cloud Providers. Cyber Verify is designed to provide consumers greater transparency and assurance when it comes to the cyber security practices of those providers.
Cyber Verify is based on the Unified Certification StandardTM (UCS) for Cloud and Managed Service Providers and governed by the International Association of Cloud and Managed Service Providers.
"Today, more than ever, the consumer needs assurance when it comes to matters of cyber security and IT risk. We are honored to award Global Data Systems, Inc. with the “AAA” rated Cyber Verify seal and congratulate them on their exemplary display of dedication towards providing one of the highest levels of assurance possible to the consumer.” said Celia Weaver, President of MSPAlliance. “Today, less than 1% of the global MSP community has achieved a AAA Cyber Verify rating, placing Global Data Systems, Inc. in a very elite group of managed service and cloud providers world-wide.”
Cyber Verify Rating System
The Cyber Verify evaluates many different aspects of a company’s service delivery, paying particular attention to security. Cyber Verify evaluates internal service delivery security practices, business continuity of the provider, cyber insurance usage, and many other characteristics which are important in the evaluation process of customers seeking out professional and secure providers.
Cyber Verify applies the following rating system:
- AAA - evaluates the provider’s cyber security practices on a 3-12 month period of review
- AA - evaluates the provider’s cyber security practices on a particular day
- A - evaluates the provider’s cyber security practices based on a thorough and in-depth self-attestation examination.
Cyber Verify must be renewed annually. The Cyber Verify is a first in the industry and specifically designed for outsourced service providers and the customers they service.
“I came to work for Global Data Systems because I saw the drive from the board room to the service desk to become a premier MSSP, said Tracey Webb, Manager of Information and Cyber Security Operations at Global Data Systems.“That starts with securing your own house. You can’t build a successful cyber-security product and services division, and not be a leader in securing your own organization. GDS has proven that in AAA’S!”
About Global Data Systems
For more than 30 years, we have helped businesses improve the way they work by implementing first-class, end-to-end IT services and solutions.
Connectivity, Voice & Collaboration, Managed IT, Security, and Cloud Services are just some of the solutions we provide, but serving people is what we do. We are here to help you with the technology you need to securely connect people, places and things anytime, anywhere. If you would prefer to focus on strategically growing your business , we are here for you. We Serve People by Making IT Simple.
Global Data Systems is headquartered in Lafayette, LA, with additional offices of sales and technical personnel in Baton Rouge, LA, New Orleans, LA, Lockport, LA, and Houston, TX.
MSPAlliance® is a global industry association and accrediting body for the Cyber Security, Cloud Computing and Managed Services Provider (MSP) industry. Established in 2000 with the objective of helping MSPs become better MSPs. Today, MSPAlliance has a robust and global reach of cloud computing and managed service provider members across the globe and works in a collaborative effort to assist its members, along with foreign and domestic governments, on creating standards, setting policies and establishing best practices. For more information, visit http://www.mspalliance.com.