Cybersecurity Audit Toolkit

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


STEP 1: Get your bearings

Start with...

  • The latest quick edition of the Cybersecurity Audit 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 999 new and updated case-based questions, organized into seven core areas of process design, this Self-Assessment will help you identify areas in which Cybersecurity Audit improvements can be made.

Examples; 10 of the 999 standard requirements:

  1. Does the full board or committee assigned oversight over cybersecurity periodically use cyber attack scenarios and simulations to stress test cybersecurity oversight practices?

  2. Have you performed a mock regulatory audit to prepare for your upcoming regulatory audit and addressed any non compliance, gaps or blind spots before the audit?

  3. Has the cybersecurity risk been reduced as far as possible or to a level that is outweighed by the benefits of the component/function that introduced the risk?

  4. Are appropriate cybersecurity controls in place to ensure the applicable confidentiality, integrity and availability of information collected by the device?

  5. Does your organizations audit trail program require protective controls on log files to prevent unauthorized modification and/or deletion of logged events?

  6. Has cybersecurity been considered across the total product lifecycle of the device, and in consideration of the different expected user environments?

  7. Are your current internal audit resources and expertise sufficient given the magnitude of IT risk and the speed with which it can change and strike?

  8. Are cybersecurity policies and procedures in place, and do employees and contractors receive cybersecurity awareness training on a periodic basis?

  9. Are feedback mechanisms operating to give senior management and the board insight into the status of your organizations cybersecurity programs?

  10. Will the capability be implemented in a distributed or centralized manner, and how would cybersecurity and auditing be handled in either case?


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 Cybersecurity Audit book in PDF containing 999 requirements, which criteria correspond to the criteria in...

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

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

Examples; 10 of the check box criteria:

  1. Earned Value Status: If earned value management (EVM) is so good in determining the true status of a Cybersecurity Audit project and Cybersecurity Audit project its completion, why is it that hardly any one uses it in information systems related Cybersecurity Audit projects?

  2. Procurement Audit: Is the routing of copies of purchase order forms defined?

  3. Milestone List: Milestone pages should display the UserID of the person who added the milestone. Does a report or query exist that provides this audit information?

  4. Schedule Management Plan: Does the time Cybersecurity Audit projection include an amount for contingencies (time reserves)?

  5. Activity Duration Estimates: How can organizations use a weighted decision matrix to evaluate proposals as part of source selection?

  6. Responsibility Assignment Matrix: Is accountability placed at the lowest-possible level within the Cybersecurity Audit project so that decisions can be made at that level?

  7. Human Resource Management Plan: Are people motivated to meet the current and future challenges?

  8. Risk Audit: Do you meet all obligations relating to funds secured from grants, loans and sponsors?

  9. Change Management Plan: Will the readiness criteria be met prior to the training roll out?

  10. Activity Duration Estimates: What type of information goes in a quality assurance plan?

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

1.0 Initiating Process Group:

  • 1.1 Cybersecurity Audit project Charter
  • 1.2 Stakeholder Register
  • 1.3 Stakeholder Analysis Matrix


2.0 Planning Process Group:

  • 2.1 Cybersecurity Audit project Management Plan
  • 2.2 Scope Management Plan
  • 2.3 Requirements Management Plan
  • 2.4 Requirements Documentation
  • 2.5 Requirements Traceability Matrix
  • 2.6 Cybersecurity Audit 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 Cybersecurity Audit 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 Cybersecurity Audit 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 Cybersecurity Audit 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 Cybersecurity Audit project with this in-depth Cybersecurity Audit Toolkit.

In using the Toolkit you will be better able to:

  • Diagnose Cybersecurity Audit 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 Cybersecurity Audit 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 Cybersecurity Audit investments work better.

This Cybersecurity Audit 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.