Information Assurance Toolkit

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Maintain a database to track findings, vulnerabilities, and best practice procedures and remedies to be followed by Software Development teams in correcting deficiencies identified during Information Assurance vulnerability compliance testing/scanning.

More Uses of the Information Assurance Toolkit:

  • Assure your operation gathers and organizes technical information about your organizations mission, goals, and needs, existing security products, and ongoing programs in the Information Assurance area.

  • Manage and maintain Information Assurance integrity of all server, device, and storage computing resources from external and internal security threats.

  • Confirm your project ensures the rigorous application of Information Assurance policies, principles, and practices in the delivery of Customer Support services for applications for document tracking and storage applications.

  • Perform computer systems audits for compliance with established Information Assurance policies and configuration guidelines.

  • Be accountable for installing, configuring, and troubleshooting hardware ensuring Information security/Information Assurance policies, principles, and practices are adhered to.

  • Lead: work closely with system migration stakeholders working to setup and maintain cloud environments and support the migration and maintenance of the legacy system in a DevSecOps environment.

  • Arrange that your planning tracks attempt from inside or outside the network to gain unauthorized access, to impair the operational performance and capabilities of the network, or to damage or improperly alter or modify the hardware devices or applications.

  • Apply Information Assurance / Cybersecurity standards, directives, guidance and policies to an architectural/risk based framework.

  • Provide cryptographic principles or Key Management techniques for the design of Information Assurance systems to meet security standards, operational requirements, and engineering objectives.

  • Assure your enterprise understands, implements, and maintains Information Assurance Security Policies, guidelines, procedures, and remediation/mitigation practices server systems.

  • Provide architectural / risk based analysis of Information Assurance / Cybersecurity features and relate existing system to future needs and trends and requirements.

  • Manage knowledge or use of various security products, Security Architecture, security assessment tools, and Information Assurance standards.

  • Make sure that your team complies; conducts research pertaining to the latest technological and ideological advances in Information Assurance and Cybersecurity.

  • Confirm your organization provides customer training; and/or ensures the rigorous application of Information security/Information Assurance policies, principles, and practices in the delivery of Customer Support services.

  • Ensure/implement the rigorous application of Information security/Information Assurance policies, principles, and practices in the delivery of Systems, Applications and/or Services (Hardware and Software).

  • Apply Information Assurance / Cybersecurity standards, directives, guidance and policies to an architectural/risk based framework.

  • Provide Security Engineering designs and implementation in all aspects of Information Assurance and Information security engineering.

  • Provide design guidance during the development of Information Assurance systems to ensure the secure and efficient implementation of cryptographic algorithms and techniques.

  • Systematize: System Administration, Information Assurance, Cybersecurity, IT Architecture, infrastructure, engineering and Software Architecture design.

  • Confirm your group ensures Information Assurance policies, principles, and practices are followed in the delivery of enterprise, data, and Network Services.

  • Control: enterprise security, Information Assurance, Penetration Testing, Cybersecurity and cryptography encryption concepts, Web Security, Cyber risk, Risk Management, reducing Cyber risk, Vulnerability Management/remediation.

  • Devise: review and evaluate risk, document and assess key controls, document and assess Process Flows and identify significant Information Assurance issues.

  • Become the expert in Cybersecurity, Firewalls, Network Security, Information Assurance, Linux, Unix, security information and Event Management (SIEM), Application Security, Security Engineering, and Security Architecture.

  • Ensure the application of Information security/ Information Assurance policies, principles, and practices in the delivery of Network Services.

  • Create Security Engineering Data Flow designs supporting all aspect of Information Assurance and Information security (InfoSec).

  • Warrant that your operation performs Physical Security, classified Information security, and Information Assurance security tasks in order to safeguard classified information/equipment and high value government purchased and owned equipment and software.

  • Control: plan, organize, direct, and track all aspects of the Information Assurance organizations annual budget,staff management, training and mentoring.

 

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


STEP 1: Get your bearings

Start with...

  • The latest quick edition of the Information Assurance 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 Information Assurance improvements can be made.

Examples; 10 of the 999 standard requirements:

  1. What are the Information Assurance key Cost Drivers?

  2. If you weren't already in this business, would you enter it today? And if not, what are you going to do about it?

  3. What is the scope of the Information Assurance effort?

  4. What is the Information Assurance business impact?

  5. Is the scope of Information Assurance defined?

  6. Are your outputs consistent?

  7. How do you deal with Information Assurance changes?

  8. How can you manage cost down?

  9. What are the minority interests and what amount of minority interests can be recognized?

  10. What is the smallest subset of the problem you can usefully solve?


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 Information Assurance book in PDF containing 994 requirements, which criteria correspond to the criteria in...

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

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

Examples; 10 of the check box criteria:

  1. Cost Management Plan: Eac -estimate at completion, what is the total job expected to cost?

  2. Activity Cost Estimates: In which phase of the Acquisition Process cycle does source qualifications reside?

  3. Project Scope Statement: Will all Information Assurance project issues be unconditionally tracked through the Issue Resolution process?

  4. Closing Process Group: Did the Information Assurance project team have enough people to execute the Information Assurance project plan?

  5. Source Selection Criteria: What are the guidelines regarding award without considerations?

  6. Scope Management Plan: Are Corrective Actions taken when actual results are substantially different from detailed Information Assurance project plan (variances)?

  7. Initiating Process Group: During which stage of Risk planning are risks prioritized based on probability and impact?

  8. Cost Management Plan: Is your organization certified as a supplier, wholesaler, regular dealer, or manufacturer of corresponding products/supplies?

  9. Procurement Audit: Was a formal review of tenders received undertaken?

  10. Activity Cost Estimates: What procedures are put in place regarding bidding and cost comparisons, if any?

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

1.0 Initiating Process Group:

  • 1.1 Information Assurance project Charter
  • 1.2 Stakeholder Register
  • 1.3 Stakeholder Analysis Matrix


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 Information Assurance 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 Information Assurance 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 Information Assurance project with this in-depth Information Assurance Toolkit.

In using the Toolkit you will be better able to:

  • Diagnose Information Assurance 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 Information Assurance 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 Information Assurance investments work better.

This Information Assurance 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.