Database Security Toolkit

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Protect your Database against external and internal threats. Establish the tools and controls to secure your Organization.

Address common challenges with best-practice templates, step-by-step work plans and maturity diagnostics for any Database Security related project.Protect

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


STEP 1: Get your bearings

Start with...

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

Examples; 10 of the standard requirements:

  1. Are policies and procedures established for management authorization for development or acquisition of new applications, systems, databases, infrastructure, services, operations and facilities?

  2. How do you measure concepts as strategic value, operational value, increased productivity, user/employee satisfaction, higher quality service, transparency, and empowered decision making?

  3. Is judicious use of the discretionary access control mechanisms of an operating system sufficient for the discretionary access control requirements of a database management system?

  4. Which security design patterns provides an alternative by requiring that a users authentication credentials be verified by the database before providing access to that users data?

  5. Are event logs are enable and record the user activities, exceptions, faults and information security events produced, kept and regularly reviewed for all database system servers?

  6. Do you have physical and logical security controls around information systems and databases to avoid unauthorised access and detect/prevent potential data leakage?

  7. How concerned is your organization about what the potential impact on your business would be of uncontrolled access to critical databases by system administrators?

  8. Does your organization ensure the integrity and consistency of all data stored in electronic form, as databases, data warehouses and data archives?

  9. What controls are in place to ensure that the latest versions of the database are installed with all the necessary/latest security patches /fixes?

  10. What are the principal tools and technologies for accessing information from databases to improve business performance and decision making?


Complete the self assessment, on your own or with a team in a workshop setting.

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

  • Step-by-step Database Security Project Management Form Templates covering Database Security project requirements and success criteria:

Examples; 10 of the check box criteria:

  1. Schedule Management Plan: How relevant is this attribute to this Database Security project or audit?

  2. Stakeholder Analysis Matrix: Alliances: with which other actors is the actor allied, how are they interconnected?

  3. Procurement Management Plan: Are software metrics formally captured, analyzed and used as a basis for other Database Security project estimates?

  4. Procurement Management Plan: Was the Database Security project schedule reviewed by all stakeholders and formally accepted?

  5. Team Member Status Report: Does your organization have the means (staff, money, contract, etc.) to produce or to acquire the product, good, or service?

  6. Probability and Impact Assessment: Is there additional information that would make you more confident about your analysis?

  7. Procurement Management Plan: Have all documents been archived in a Database Security project repository for each release?

  8. Lessons Learned: How many government and contractor personnel are authorized for the Database Security project?

  9. Initiating Process Group: What are the tools and techniques to be used in each phase?

  10. Procurement Audit: Is there no evidence of any external or superior pressure to reach a specific result?

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

1.0 Initiating Process Group:

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


2.0 Planning Process Group:

  • 2.1 Database 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 Database 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 Database 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 Database 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 Database Security 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 Database Security project with this in-depth Database Security Toolkit.

In using the Toolkit you will be better able to:

  • Diagnose Database 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 Database 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 Database Security investments work better.

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