Cybersecurity Awareness Toolkit

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Cybersecurity Awareness Forecast

When introducing new technologies, does your organization assess potential future information security risks?

In your organization, forecasting the future is a complex and absolutely critical job. What comes next for Cybersecurity Awareness in Cybersecurity / Awareness / Information / Technology / Risk?

Within the next quarter, driven by internal and external requirements, use the Cybersecurity Awareness Toolkit to grow maturity and adoption of the top forecasted Cybersecurity Awareness breakthrough technologies and applications.

Relevant to solving real problems and exploiting new opportunities:


Cybersecurity:

  • Guard daily management of operational Cybersecurity engineering and Risk Management tasks; provide design, testing, documentation, integration, administration, and management of Cybersecurity mitigation measures that support the implementation of various computer network, systems, and telecommunications efforts.

  • Provide leadership, team coordination, and subject matter expertise in the provision of Information Assurance and Cybersecurity support for artifact generation, requirements analysis, Security Test and Evaluation plans and execution, risk assessments, systems analysis and hardening, incident response and policy analysis, trusted product evaluations, IA program assessments, and security posture presentations.


Awareness:

  • Strategize the security planning, assessment, risk analysis, risk management, certification and awareness activities for system and networking operations and review certification and accreditation (C and A) documentation on completeness and compliance of its content.

  • Collaborate with all cybersecurity teams such as cybersecurity incident response, engineering, compliance, and awareness and other key operating units such as IT, and Information Governance.


Information:

  • Ensure proposing, coordinating, implementing, and enforcing information systems security policies, standards, and methodologies, maintain operational security posture for an information system or program to ensure information systems security policies, standards, and procedures are established and followed, assist with the management of security aspects of the information system and evaluate security solutions to ensure they meet security requirements for processing classified information.

  • Devise vulnerability/risk assessment analysis to support certification and accreditation, provide configuration management (CM) for information system security software, hardware, and firmware, manage changes to system and assesses the security impact of those changes, prepare and review documentation to include System Security Plans (SSPs), Risk Assessment Reports, Certification and Accreditation (C and A) packages, and System Requirements Traceability Matrices (SRTMs), and execute policies.


Technology:

  • Assure the capability to craft, implement, and continuously update a technical security control requirements model supporting enterprise information security policies and standards, enterprise technology strategy, enterprise technology architecture and patterns, information security industry standard methodologies, emerging information security technologies, and relevant laws and regulations.

  • Manage strategically engaging with strategic alliance partners, managed security service providers, independent software vendors, and channel partners.


Risk:

  • Harden automated discovery, labeling and classification of sensitive data and reducing the risk of intentional or accidental data loss through monitoring, alerting and blocking of unauthorized access and modification in accordance with data protection policies, technical standards and regulatory requirements.

  • Ensure consistent implementation of compliant and cost effective security solutions and ensure adequate personnel and resources are deployed to support contractual requirements, and interface with program management on Cyber Security initiatives and activities.

 

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


STEP 1: Get your bearings

Start with...

  • The latest quick edition of the Cybersecurity Awareness 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 995 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 Awareness improvements can be made.

Examples; 10 of the 995 standard requirements:

  1. What is the level of cybersecurity awareness and understanding among decision-makers relative to the importance of protecting your organizations interest or protecting it against threats?

  2. How far should entities be required to build better security awareness and build capacity amongst staff and service providers for improving cybersecurity?

  3. Do you have effective training programs for personnel at a variety of levels, encompassing cyber threat awareness and forensic incident response?

  4. Is your organization ready to increase visibility, improve situational awareness, enhance compliance and mature your ICS cybersecurity posture?

  5. Have you attempted to evaluate and utilize the added value from the cybersecurity measures in business, strategy work or decision making?

  6. When considering development of cybersecurity awareness training in the affective domain what types of materials or media should be used?

  7. Is there an evaluation of cybersecurity culture and awareness among employees and are resulting action plans communicated to the board?

  8. Is your organizations top management seeing cybersecurity more as a compulsory security measure or more as your organization enabler?

  9. What target audience groups could be better supported by IT security awareness programs for your organization internally?

  10. What other factors should be included within the incident response, cyber resilience and situational awareness category?


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 Awareness book in PDF containing 995 requirements, which criteria correspond to the criteria in...

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

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

Examples; 10 of the check box criteria:

  1. Resource Breakdown Structure: What is the difference between % Complete and % work?

  2. Risk Audit: Is the auditor able to evaluate contradictory evidence in an unbiased manner?

  3. Lessons Learned: Which estimation issues did you personally have and what was the impact?

  4. Roles and Responsibilities: Once the responsibilities are defined for the Cybersecurity Awareness project, have the deliverables, roles and responsibilities been clearly communicated to every participant?

  5. Change Management Plan: Will a different work structure focus people on what is important?

  6. Assumption and Constraint Log: Does the traceability documentation describe the tool and/or mechanism to be used to capture traceability throughout the life cycle?

  7. Stakeholder Management Plan: Does the role of the Cybersecurity Awareness project Team cease upon the delivery of the Cybersecurity Awareness projects outputs?

  8. Procurement Audit: Are there established procedures for dealing with and documenting non-performance and return of goods?

  9. Scope Management Plan: Is the assigned Cybersecurity Awareness project manager a PMP (Certified Cybersecurity Awareness project manager) and experienced?

  10. Project Charter: Fit with other Products Compliments/ Cannibalizes?

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

1.0 Initiating Process Group:

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


2.0 Planning Process Group:

  • 2.1 Cybersecurity Awareness 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 Awareness 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 Awareness 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 Awareness 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 Awareness 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 Awareness project with this in-depth Cybersecurity Awareness Toolkit.

In using the Toolkit you will be better able to:

  • Diagnose Cybersecurity Awareness 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 Awareness 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 Awareness investments work better.

This Cybersecurity Awareness 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.