GICSP Toolkit

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Audit new and existing Information Systems and applications to ensure that appropriate controls exist, that processing is efficient and accurate, and that systems procedures are in compliance with the appropriate standards.

More Uses of the GICSP Toolkit:

  • Assure your organization participates in test efforts for software Product Development or support projects to measure the quality of the functional (business) components of the system.

  • Develop and implement statistical, Machine Learning, and heuristic techniques to create descriptive, predictive, and Prescriptive Analytics.

  • Warrant that your organization identifies opportunities to enhance and improve Systems And Processes in support of current and development initiatives and strategies.

  • Provide technical expertise and support to Application Development and infrastructure teams on appropriate Information security process, procedure and controls.

  • Warrant that your organization validates secure systems, tests security products/systems to detect computer and Information security weaknesses.

  • Confirm your organization executes the establishment of strict program control processes to ensure mitigation of risks and supports obtaining Certification and Accreditation of systems.

  • Be certain that your organization conducts the periodic review of each systems A and A package and monitors Corrective Actions until all actions are closed.

  • Coordinate with Security Architecture to determine security system controls by evaluating data, application, network, system security technologies.

  • Arrange that your organization adjusts priorities to respond to pressing and changing demands caused by operational or project situations.

  • Provide cyberSecurity Consulting throughout the security assessment and compliance life cycle process.

  • Translate customer qualitative analysis process and goals into quantitative formulations that are coded into software prototypes.

  • Secure that your organization advises hardware designers on machine characteristics that affect software systems as storage capacity, processing speed, and input/output requirements.

  • Maintain and support Technical Management processes as Requirements Management, Risk Management, and Configuration Management.

  • Ensure that system recovery and reconstitution processes developed and monitored to ensure that the authorization boundary can be recovered based on its availability level determination.

  • Initiate: work to balance workloads, monitor, and support the management of the change, incident, and Problem Management processes.

  • Be accountable for installing, configuring, testing and maintaining operating systems, Application Software and system management tools.

  • Assure your organization evaluates the interface between hardware and software, operational requirements and the characteristics of an overall system.

  • Govern: cybersecurity practice with regards to authorization of Information Systems and all associated cyberSecurity Policies and procedures.

  • Confirm your organization provides government acceptance support for eLearning content developed and delivered by external vendors.

  • Control: governance gatekeeping for security on lob specific releases and coordination with Security Architecture.

  • Make sure that your organization assess change in the system, its environment, and operational needs that could affect the authorization.

  • Manage work on developmental and operational teams to create and maintain configuration baselines development, test, production, etc.

  • Inform the evolution of non functional security requirements and control procedures in line with Policies And Standards and line of Business Objectives.

  • Establish: cybersecurity analyst with regards to authorization of Information Systems and all associated cyberSecurity Policies and procedures.

  • Confirm your organization interfaces with other system support groups to resolve problems, setting standards and improving overall efficiency of the operating system.


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

STEP 1: Get your bearings

Start with...

  • The latest quick edition of the GICSP 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 991 new and updated case-based questions, organized into seven core areas of Process Design, this Self-Assessment will help you identify areas in which GICSP improvements can be made.

Examples; 10 of the 991 standard requirements:

  1. What are the implementation issues associated with using cybersecurity technologies for Critical Infrastructure Protection, including policy issues as privacy and information sharing?

  2. How does cybersecurity fit into the debate over protection of critical infrastructure, and how can the pieces of the puzzle that require the highest level of attention be identified?

  3. What decisions are leaders of companies, even at the board level, being asked to make in order to secure operations and make shareholders comfortable with cyber defense measures?

  4. What do you have in place to validate the efficacy of your current security controls or compliance with your risk profile across insiders, suppliers, and external adversaries?

  5. Do you have the appropriate talent/cybersecurity professionals to manage cybersecurity risks of your organization and extending it to the ecosystem of suppliers and partners?

  6. Are all staff provided with periodic training on your organizations Security Policies with explanation as to why the policies are important and compliance will be enforced?

  7. Which recent headlines will impact professionals in the Cyber Insurance segment and risk managers concerned about privacy and Network Security risks in the coming months?

  8. Does your organization have pre approved code modules that can be inserted into new software to accomplish standard security functions, as authentication and encryption?

  9. What are the Security Policies and procedures that should be in place to prevent or at least mitigate the effects of a cyber attack on the communication infrastructure?

  10. How deep is your bench and how will you keep your best cybersecurity personnel in the face of the exploding private sector job market for cybersecurity professionals?

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 GICSP book in PDF containing 991 requirements, which criteria correspond to the criteria in...

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

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

Examples; 10 of the check box criteria:

  1. Scope Management Plan: What are the risks of not having good inter-organization cooperation on the GICSP project?

  2. Scope Management Plan: Has Process Improvement efforts been completed before requirements efforts begin?

  3. Schedule Management Plan: Will the tools selected accomplish the scheduling needs?

  4. Team Member Performance Assessment: How do you work together to improve teaching and learning?

  5. Stakeholder Management Plan: Is an industry recognized mechanized support tool(s) being used for GICSP project scheduling & tracking?

  6. Risk Management Plan: Management -what contingency plans do you have if the risk becomes a reality?

  7. Human Resource Management Plan: Are cause and effect determined for risks when others occur?

  8. Procurement Audit: Are requisitions and other purchase requests batched to reduce the number of orders issued?

  9. Lessons Learned: Under what legal authority did your organization head and Program Manager direct your organization and GICSP project?

  10. Lessons Learned: How well did the GICSP Project Manager respond to questions or comments related to the GICSP project?

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

1.0 Initiating Process Group:

2.0 Planning Process Group:

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



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

In using the Toolkit you will be better able to:

  • Diagnose GICSP 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 GICSP 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 GICSP investments work better.

This GICSP 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.