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Confirm your organization as part of a tightly knit team, the Data Risk Advisor is expected to work closely and professionally with multiple internal and customer points of contact to ensure the delivery of only the highest quality work.

More Uses of the CISA Toolkit:

  • Create and confirm Access Controls to ensure that users have access to specific use cases as appropriate on an enterprise/granular level.

  • Manage a team that combines focusing on cybersecurity excellence through team work while leveraging individual diversity.

  • Warrant that your organization champions the implementation of industry leading Cloud Security standards and best practices across the enterprise.

  • Be accountable for screening, consolidating, analyzing and evaluating a large quantity of infrastructure data from various sources and advises management of any developments requiring immediate action.

  • Develop: customer focused mindset, with demonstrated skill in managing expectations, providing proactive status updates, and producing high quality work product.

  • Contribute to internal Risk Management tools, resources, training, and mechanisms that can scale with your organization.

  • Ensure you administer; Certified Information Systems Security Professional (Cissp), certified information Security Auditor (cisa) or equivalent (recommended).

  • Ensure you mentor; certified Information Systems auditor (cisa) designation or Certified Information Systems Security Professional (Cissp), or certified information Security Management (cism).

  • Be accountable for analyzing existing Security Policies and standards to assess technical and procedural compliance with security, legal, and Regulatory Requirements.

  • Be accountable for evaluating intelligence data and determine pattern or trends used to identify potential critical infrastructure risks.

  • Serve as a lead for Continuous Improvements in Internal Controls by identifying critical risks, improvement opportunities and driving solutions.

  • Identify deficiencies and recommend appropriate countermeasures necessary to counter FIE efforts to illegally obtain classified and sensitive information and technology.

  • Apply facts obtained from audit procedures to identify control weaknesses and deviations from standards.

  • Be accountable for resolving integration issues related to the implementation of new systems with the existing infrastructure.

  • Maintain the classified Information security computing environments, creating profiles and security plans.

  • Steer: technical knowledge in multiple security domain areas as identity and Access management, Application Security, Security Operations, and network/infrastructure security.

  • Be accountable for controlling authorization level for all personnel requiring user access to automated Information Systems.

  • Make sure that your organization leads the team to achieve higher levels of competency, effectiveness and internal Process Improvement.

  • Confirm your organization meets with the Lead Auditor and/or Supervisor regularly to consider work plan and to provide project status updates.

  • Coordinate: actively researching and analyzing current It Security trends, methodologies, issues, technologies, and Regulatory Requirements.

  • Ensure you build; lead the creation, implementation, monitoring, and maintenance of information Security Policies and standards.

  • Collaborate with cross functional teams to ensure security related controls are documented and managed.

  • Confirm your organization monitors and audits established mechanisms and controls to ensure compliance with designated regulations.

  • Perform post launch review to capture new risk scenarios; conduct deep dives on repeated errors to eliminate defects.

  • Be accountable for providing technical advice and guidance to Department managers and other technical specialists on significant Information security problems and issues.


Save time, empower your teams and effectively upgrade your processes with access to this practical CISA Toolkit and guide. Address common challenges with best-practice templates, step-by-step Work Plans and maturity diagnostics for any CISA related project.

Download the Toolkit and in Three Steps you will be guided from idea to implementation results.

The Toolkit contains the following practical and powerful enablers with new and updated CISA specific requirements:

STEP 1: Get your bearings

Start with...

  • The latest quick edition of the CISA Self Assessment book in PDF containing 49 requirements to perform a quickscan, get an overview and share with stakeholders.

Organized in a Data Driven improvement cycle RDMAICS (Recognize, Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve, Control and Sustain), check the…

  • Example pre-filled Self-Assessment Excel Dashboard to get familiar with results generation

Then find your goals...

STEP 2: Set concrete goals, tasks, dates and numbers you can track

Featuring 996 new and updated case-based questions, organized into seven core areas of Process Design, this Self-Assessment will help you identify areas in which CISA improvements can be made.

Examples; 10 of the 996 standard requirements:

  1. Does the board of directors provide a system to disclose information about financial conditions and other matters concerning the insurance organization in an appropriate and timely manner?

  2. Is a procedure in place whereby information about technical vulnerabilities of systems processing information is obtained, evaluated and appropriate measures taken in a timely manner?

  3. Does the audit committee receive relevant and understandable information on your organizations IT systems and relevance and / or vulnerabilities in terms of Financial Reporting?

  4. Is any of that related to the information system that is been set up or is there anything in the new technology that will alleviate that problem that is been brought forward?

  5. Does Internal Audit have team members with appropriate Information Systems auditing experience to understand and assess the level of technology used by your organization?

  6. Is enough information provided to allow a potential user to determine the quality and limitations of the data and whether the intended use of the data is appropriate?

  7. Does your organization maintain an environmental information system, based on requirements by regulators or your organizations own evaluation of environmental risks?

  8. Has senior management established appropriate levels of access to information and applications for officers, employees, system vendors, customers and other users?

  9. Which types of testing would determine whether a new or modifies system can operate in its target environment without adversely impacting other existing systems?

  10. Which layer from an enterprise Data Flow architecture captures all data of interest to your organization and organize it to assist in reporting and analysis?

Complete the self assessment, on your own or with a team in a workshop setting. Use the workbook together with the self assessment requirements spreadsheet:

  • The workbook is the latest in-depth complete edition of the CISA book in PDF containing 996 requirements, which criteria correspond to the criteria in...

Your CISA self-assessment dashboard which gives you your dynamically prioritized projects-ready tool and shows your organization exactly what to do next:

  • The Self-Assessment Excel Dashboard; with the CISA Self-Assessment and Scorecard you will develop a clear picture of which CISA areas need attention, which requirements you should focus on and who will be responsible for them:

    • Shows your organization instant insight in areas for improvement: Auto generates reports, radar chart for maturity assessment, insights per process and participant and bespoke, ready to use, RACI Matrix
    • Gives you a professional Dashboard to guide and perform a thorough CISA Self-Assessment
    • Is secure: Ensures offline Data Protection of your Self-Assessment results
    • Dynamically prioritized projects-ready RACI Matrix shows your organization exactly what to do next:


STEP 3: Implement, Track, follow up and revise strategy

The outcomes of STEP 2, the self assessment, are the inputs for STEP 3; Start and manage CISA projects with the 62 implementation resources:

  • 62 step-by-step CISA Project Management Form Templates covering over 1500 CISA project requirements and success criteria:

Examples; 10 of the check box criteria:

  1. Network Diagram: What is your organizations history in doing similar activities?

  2. Quality Audit: How does your organization know that its support services planning and management systems are appropriately effective and constructive?

  3. Scope Management Plan: The greatest degree of uncertainty is encountered during which phase of the CISA project life cycle?

  4. Assumption and Constraint Log: Are you meeting your customers expectations consistently?

  5. Schedule Management Plan: Has Process Improvement efforts been completed before requirements efforts begin?

  6. Stakeholder Analysis Matrix: Participatory approach: how will Key Stakeholders participate in the CISA project?

  7. Stakeholder Management Plan: Is the process working, and are people executing in compliance of the process?

  8. Initiating Process Group: For technology CISA projects only: Are all production support stakeholders (Business unit, Technical Support, & user) prepared for implementation with appropriate contingency plans?

  9. Probability and Impact Assessment: What should be the requirement of organizational restructuring as each subCISA project goes through a different lifecycle phase?

  10. Change Management Plan: What would be an estimate of the total cost for the activities required to carry out the change initiative?

Step-by-step and complete CISA Project Management Forms and Templates including check box criteria and templates.

1.0 Initiating Process Group:

2.0 Planning Process Group:

3.0 Executing Process Group:

  • 3.1 Team Member Status Report
  • 3.2 Change Request
  • 3.3 Change Log
  • 3.4 Decision Log
  • 3.5 Quality Audit
  • 3.6 Team Directory
  • 3.7 Team Operating Agreement
  • 3.8 Team Performance Assessment
  • 3.9 Team Member Performance Assessment
  • 3.10 Issue Log

4.0 Monitoring and Controlling Process Group:

  • 4.1 CISA project Performance Report
  • 4.2 Variance Analysis
  • 4.3 Earned Value Status
  • 4.4 Risk Audit
  • 4.5 Contractor Status Report
  • 4.6 Formal Acceptance

5.0 Closing Process Group:

  • 5.1 Procurement Audit
  • 5.2 Contract Close-Out
  • 5.3 CISA project or Phase Close-Out
  • 5.4 Lessons Learned



With this Three Step process you will have all the tools you need for any CISA project with this in-depth CISA Toolkit.

In using the Toolkit you will be better able to:

  • Diagnose CISA projects, initiatives, organizations, businesses and processes using accepted diagnostic standards and practices
  • Implement evidence-based best practice strategies aligned with overall goals
  • Integrate recent advances in CISA and put Process Design strategies into practice according to best practice guidelines

Defining, designing, creating, and implementing a process to solve a business challenge or meet a business objective is the most valuable role; In EVERY company, organization and department.

Unless you are talking a one-time, single-use project within a business, there should be a process. Whether that process is managed and implemented by humans, AI, or a combination of the two, it needs to be designed by someone with a complex enough perspective to ask the right questions. Someone capable of asking the right questions and step back and say, 'What are we really trying to accomplish here? And is there a different way to look at it?'

This Toolkit empowers people to do just that - whether their title is entrepreneur, manager, consultant, (Vice-)President, CxO etc... - they are the people who rule the future. They are the person who asks the right questions to make CISA investments work better.

This CISA All-Inclusive Toolkit enables You to be that person.


Includes lifetime updates

Every self assessment comes with Lifetime Updates and Lifetime Free Updated Books. Lifetime Updates is an industry-first feature which allows you to receive verified self assessment updates, ensuring you always have the most accurate information at your fingertips.