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MiCTA Selects Strategic Management Associates as a National Vendor for Security Consulting Services

SAGINAW, Mich., April 4, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- MiCTA, a national, non-profit group purchasing organization located in Saginaw, MI, has named Strategic Management Associates as an approved national vendor for network and desktop security consulting services. The initial Master Service Agreement will enable MiCTA members to purchase information security consulting services from SMA at a discount until 2016.

"MiCTA is pleased to welcome Strategic Management Associates as an approved national vendor for security consulting services," says Tim von Hoff, Chief Operating Officer of MiCTA. "Network and desktop security are at the forefront of our members' information security concerns. Providing high quality, reliable consulting services will enable our members to protect their networks, users and information assets."

Comprised of industry leaders who were engrained during the development and implementation of today's regulatory threat assessment standards, the SMA staff's work products are well known and recognized within the U.S. DoD Security Institute, US National Security Agency and US National Security Council.

SMA staff credentials include CISSP, MPA, PMP, CSIA and Certified Auditor with industry experience including Gramm-Leach-Bliley/Financial Services Modernization Act, FERPA, NFPA, ISO, COBIT, HIPAA/HiTECH, and PCI support.

Services for Governance, Risk & Compliance include Cyber Security Assessment/Full Spectrum Planning; Policy/Standards Compliance, Continuity of Operations Planning, Audits, Emergency Response and "Hands-On" Prevention, mitigation/response/recovery training focused upon "Operational Resiliency".

Strategic Management Associates was selected as an approved national vendor as the result of MiCTA's highly competitive bidding process, which is designed to evaluate products and services on behalf of its nationwide membership. Besides delivering substantial cost savings to its members, MiCTA Master Service Agreements eliminate the need for its members to conduct their own expensive and time-consuming individual bidding processes.

About MiCTA

MiCTA, located at 4805 Towne Centre, Suite 100 in Saginaw, MI, represents thousands of higher education, K-12, healthcare, library, governmental and charitable entities. Nationally, MiCTA seeks to resolve common voice, video and data issues, provide helpful information, participate in legislative and regulatory telecommunications advocacy, and negotiate discounted purchase contracts for telecommunications and technology services for its members. Please visit the MiCTA Web site, http://www.mictatech.org.

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