Data Security Toolkit

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Confirm your organization coordinates with the Compliance and Legal teams to ensure that the requirements of the privacy program are implemented through your organizations vendor management program and ensures that your organizations contracts have appropriate data security and privacy terms.

More Uses of the Data Security Toolkit:

  • Be accountable for developing and implementing policies, standards, and guidelines related to facilities and data security, disaster recovery, and business continuity.

  • Advise clients with developing technical requirements, evaluating vendor solutions, developing architecture and design, and testing of data protection and data security solutions.

  • Confirm you lead the information security and governance, risk management, and compliance teams and external vendors and service providers to ensure that the disciplines, protections, and procedures are in place to secure organizational systems and data.

  • Confirm your organization improves software components to be consistent, easily supported and highly performing through the use of existing software design guidelines and analysis of performance bottlenecks.

  • Pilot: partner with teams across security, platform engineering, it, and data security governance to develop the strategy and plan the roadmap for the team.

  • Use established architectural design patterns to address system organization, interfaces and external integrations, data security and integrity, high availability and redundancy.

  • Lead developing and enforcing data security and access control policies and implementing effective controls for a resilient data ingestion process.

  • Oversee contingency planning and IT Security and compliance by establishing controls and processes in support of data security, PCI, SOX and other relevant regulatory requirements.

  • Recognize and identify potential areas where existing data security policies and procedures require change, or where ones need to be developed or improved, especially regarding future business expansion.

  • Confirm your organization establishes and maintains organization wide policies and procedures that ensure data security and compliance policies and practices align with all applicable regulatory requirements.

  • Support the readiness and release of products and features by identifying and driving resolution of issues related to privacy, data security, marketing, competition, intellectual property, and other legal and regulatory areas.

  • Coordinate and execute proactive Information Security consulting to the business and technology teams covering Infrastructure Security, Resiliency, Data Security, Network Architecture and Design, and User Access Management.

  • Provide guidance on network infrastructure and implementation of routers, switches, firewalls, and associated network equipment and security concepts.

  • Maintain access and key requirements for dark web data collection in partnership with the engineering team to ensure consistency in breadth and depth of coverage.

  • Confirm your organization assesses established security policy criteria against actual operational functions to ensure success criteria of data security controls and processes.

  • Coordinate with technology, legal, cybersecurity, human resources, and risk management teams on the evaluation, procedural development, and implementation of data security and overall risk mitigation procedures.

  • Pilot: research and understand external best practices and emerging technologies for possible incorporation into organizational identity and data security practices.

  • Make high impact, long term decisions around procurement and deployment of modern cloud data platform solutions (Data Lake, Data Warehousing, Data Governance, Data as a Service, Data Security).

  • Engage with security leaders at your top customers, identify opportunities to deliver value, and build relationships to better understand how to serve your users.

  • Analyze customer configurations and provide feedback on possible improvements or changes to the configuration to improve alignment with customer business goals.

  • Create, manage and maintain security and governance programs related to big data applications, data security, privacy and infrastructure (cloud based and on premises).

  • Develop, implement, and maintain an information system security program that ensures the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of information system resources.

  • Ensure data protection and create back up plan to cater to the data needs of your organization in times of emergency or cyber attack Data Security.

  • Orchestrate: be innovative, creative, and think outside of the box to develop solutions that meet united for respects unique needs and support your high performing team.


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

STEP 1: Get your bearings

Start with...

  • The latest quick edition of the Data Security 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 990 new and updated case-based questions, organized into seven core areas of process design, this Self-Assessment will help you identify areas in which Data Security improvements can be made.

Examples; 10 of the 990 standard requirements:

  1. Which service helps the customer ensure that data center infrastructure is scalable and able to meet future application requirements by addressing issues during the migration and pilot phases?

  2. Do you have all your critical information including contact details of key staff and crisis management advisors safely held so it can be accessed even if your system is compromised?

  3. Do new communication technologies create any greater or different privacy or data security risks in the context of debt collection than traditional communication technologies?

  4. Do you have policies and procedures in place for immediate reporting and investigation of suspected data security breaches, and remedial action in respect of actual breaches?

  5. Is executive leadership engaged in clarifying and communicating Big Data security protection requirements and empowering your organization of appropriate security measures?

  6. Do new information technologies create greater or different privacy or data security risks in the context of debt collection than traditional communication technologies?

  7. Are authentication, authorization, and data security policies established by data owners protected from compromise during data sharing and systems interoperability?

  8. What, specifically, is your biggest concern regarding information management, as data security and protecting information from accidental or malicious acts?

  9. How will the personal information stored on the machine readable technology on the licenses and IDs be protected from unauthorized collection and use?

  10. Are there certain endpoints or cloud assets associated with higher risk data freely moving to and from on-premises, hybrid, and cloud environments?

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 Data Security book in PDF containing 990 requirements, which criteria correspond to the criteria in...

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

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

Examples; 10 of the check box criteria:

  1. Stakeholder Management Plan: Have Data Security project management standards and procedures been established and documented?

  2. Requirements Traceability Matrix: What are the chronologies, contingencies, consequences, criteria?

  3. Project Schedule: Did the final product meet or exceed user expectations?

  4. Cost Management Plan: Is the Data Security project schedule available for all Data Security project team members to review?

  5. Team Member Status Report: Will the staff do training or is that done by a third party?

  6. Initiating Process Group: At which cmmi level are software processes documented, standardized, and integrated into a standard to-be practiced process for your organization?

  7. Initiating Process Group: Which six sigma dmaic phase focuses on why and how defects and errors occur?

  8. Human Resource Management Plan: Is the Data Security project schedule available for all Data Security project team members to review?

  9. Source Selection Criteria: What are the special considerations for preaward debriefings?

  10. Quality Audit: Is your organizational structure a help or a hindrance to deployment?

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

1.0 Initiating Process Group:

  • 1.1 Data Security project Charter
  • 1.2 Stakeholder Register
  • 1.3 Stakeholder Analysis Matrix

2.0 Planning Process Group:

  • 2.1 Data Security project Management Plan
  • 2.2 Scope Management Plan
  • 2.3 Requirements Management Plan
  • 2.4 Requirements Documentation
  • 2.5 Requirements Traceability Matrix
  • 2.6 Data Security 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 Data Security 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 Data Security 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 Data Security project or Phase Close-Out
  • 5.4 Lessons Learned



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

In using the Toolkit you will be better able to:

  • Diagnose Data Security 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 Data Security 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 Data Security investments work better.

This Data Security 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.