CISO Toolkit

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Save time, empower your teams and effectively upgrade your processes with access to this practical CISO Toolkit and guide. Address common challenges with best-practice templates, step-by-step work plans and maturity diagnostics for any CISO 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 CISO specific requirements:


STEP 1: Get your bearings

Start with...

  • The latest quick edition of the CISO 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 992 new and updated case-based questions, organized into seven core areas of process design, this Self-Assessment will help you identify areas in which CISO improvements can be made.

Examples; 10 of the 992 standard requirements:

  1. Have security policies and procedures to protect personal health information against theft, loss, unauthorized use or disclosure and unauthorized copying, modification or disposal been documented?

  2. Does the vendor have designated cyber security personnel, as a chief information security officer, and does the vendor require its staff to undergo cyber security and data privacy training?

  3. What types of cyber security investments and what information security best practices should new small business owners prioritize when starting your organization with limited resources?

  4. Does the industrial security specialist coordinate with the contracting officer when assigning an unsatisfactory security review rating for a cleared facility?

  5. What does your organization do Ð administratively, technically and physically Ð to maintain the confidentiality and security of customer information?

  6. Is responsibility for information security formally assigned to a Chief Security Officer or other security-knowledgeable member of management?

  7. How else can the CISO use the right language in the right context to be viewed as a true business operator, rather than as a technical guru?

  8. When supporting your organizations privacy officer, which is the information security managers PRIMARY role regarding primacy requirements?

  9. How should traditional cyber security programs and the role of the CISO be transformed with an infusion of reliable, objective information?

  10. Do information security officers have the appropriate authority to implement and ensure compliance with information security programs?


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 CISO book in PDF containing 992 requirements, which criteria correspond to the criteria in...

Your CISO 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 CISO Self-Assessment and Scorecard you will develop a clear picture of which CISO 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 CISO 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 CISO projects with the 62 implementation resources:

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

Examples; 10 of the check box criteria:

  1. Scope Management Plan: Are alternatives safe, functional, constructible, economical, reasonable and sustainable?

  2. Quality Audit: Statements of intent remain exactly that until they are put into effect. The next step is to deploy the already stated intentions. In other words, do the plans happen in reality?

  3. Responsibility Assignment Matrix: With too many people labeled as doing the work, are there too many hands involved?

  4. Milestone List: Are the required resources available or need to be acquired?

  5. Cost Management Plan: Are the appropriate IT resources adequate to meet planned commitments?

  6. Procurement Audit: Are all purchase orders signed by the purchasing agent?

  7. WBS Dictionary: Do the lines of authority for incurring indirect costs correspond to the lines of responsibility for management control of the same components of costs?

  8. Project Charter: Dependent CISO projects: what CISO projects must be underway or completed before this CISO project can be successful?

  9. Assumption and Constraint Log: Model-building: what data-analytic strategies are useful when building proportional-hazards models?

  10. Cost Management Plan: Is there a formal process for updating the CISO project baseline?

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

1.0 Initiating Process Group:

  • 1.1 CISO project Charter
  • 1.2 Stakeholder Register
  • 1.3 Stakeholder Analysis Matrix


2.0 Planning Process Group:

  • 2.1 CISO project Management Plan
  • 2.2 Scope Management Plan
  • 2.3 Requirements Management Plan
  • 2.4 Requirements Documentation
  • 2.5 Requirements Traceability Matrix
  • 2.6 CISO project Scope Statement
  • 2.7 Assumption and Constraint Log
  • 2.8 Work Breakdown Structure
  • 2.9 WBS Dictionary
  • 2.10 Schedule Management Plan
  • 2.11 Activity List
  • 2.12 Activity Attributes
  • 2.13 Milestone List
  • 2.14 Network Diagram
  • 2.15 Activity Resource Requirements
  • 2.16 Resource Breakdown Structure
  • 2.17 Activity Duration Estimates
  • 2.18 Duration Estimating Worksheet
  • 2.19 CISO project Schedule
  • 2.20 Cost Management Plan
  • 2.21 Activity Cost Estimates
  • 2.22 Cost Estimating Worksheet
  • 2.23 Cost Baseline
  • 2.24 Quality Management Plan
  • 2.25 Quality Metrics
  • 2.26 Process Improvement Plan
  • 2.27 Responsibility Assignment Matrix
  • 2.28 Roles and Responsibilities
  • 2.29 Human Resource Management Plan
  • 2.30 Communications Management Plan
  • 2.31 Risk Management Plan
  • 2.32 Risk Register
  • 2.33 Probability and Impact Assessment
  • 2.34 Probability and Impact Matrix
  • 2.35 Risk Data Sheet
  • 2.36 Procurement Management Plan
  • 2.37 Source Selection Criteria
  • 2.38 Stakeholder Management Plan
  • 2.39 Change Management Plan


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 CISO 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 CISO project or Phase Close-Out
  • 5.4 Lessons Learned

 

Results

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

In using the Toolkit you will be better able to:

  • Diagnose CISO 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 CISO 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 CISO investments work better.

This CISO 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.