Information Assurance Toolkit

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Integrate information assurance metrics in your organization and achieve value from the effort

 

How should the implementation of an Information Assurance system be seen within your organization?

Has malicious code or security vulnerabilities been identified in your systems code?

How should your organization go about selecting IT security products?

Why is it important to ensure Information Assurance when dealing with ones personal information?

Does your security policy enable your security team to accurately define what risk means to your enterprise?




...Find the answers to these, and more, questions with this Information Assurance Toolkit:

  • Have assurance that your Federal information within your systems can be protected.
  • Be assured your information will be kept confidential.
  • Make your users access to cloud services seamless yet secure.
  • Add Value and Differentiate Your organization.
  • Build a robust Information Assurance program.
  • Enable mobile access outside your coverage area.
  • Validate vendor changes to your system.
  • Know which quality attributes are important for your program.
  • Encrypt email to secure transmissions about your organization.



HOW THIS TOOLKIT WORKS:

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 992 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 992 standard requirements:

  1. Does your facility have a program to assure proper information disclosure for your products, including material composition and product safety information?

  2. What is the incentive for the software supplier to reuse existing software components, when the customer will pay for new ones to be built?

  3. What are your views on whether assurance or verification should be required for environmental information disclosed in mainstream reports?

  4. What technologies can reduce the requirements on the numbers of personnel needed to manage and monitor security in large scale systems?

  5. Why are information policy, data administration, and data quality assurance essential for managing your organizations data resources?

  6. Does your organization currently take account of privacy risks in the context of its overall risk and/or project management process?

  7. Is the staff aware of information that it will need to be supply to the client or regulators on incidents or accidents?

  8. What steps have you taken to ensure individuals are informed about the ways in which the personal data is being used?

  9. What is the investment trend relationship of information security and quality assurance research to overall research?

  10. What is the boards view on the wider prospects of your organization beyond the period of the viability statement?


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 992 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. Quality Management Plan: How does training support what is important to your organization and the individual?

  2. Requirements Management Plan: Could inaccurate or incomplete requirements in this Information Assurance project create a serious risk for the business?

  3. Stakeholder Management Plan: What are the procedures and processes to be followed for purchases, including approval and authorisation requirements?

  4. Activity Cost Estimates: What areas does the group agree are the biggest success on the Information Assurance project?

  5. Team Member Status Report: Is there evidence that staff is taking a more professional approach toward management of your organizations Information Assurance projects?

  6. Change Log: Is the change backward compatible without limitations?

  7. Planning Process Group: To what extent has the intervention strategy been adapted to the areas of intervention in which it is being implemented?

  8. Quality Audit: Has a written procedure been established to identify devices during all stages of receipt, reconditioning, distribution and installation so that mix-ups are prevented?

  9. Lessons Learned: How well did the scope of the Information Assurance project match what was defined in the Information Assurance project Proposal?

  10. Project Performance Report: To what degree can team members meet frequently enough to accomplish the teams ends?

 
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:

  • 2.1 Information Assurance project Management Plan
  • 2.2 Scope Management Plan
  • 2.3 Requirements Management Plan
  • 2.4 Requirements Documentation
  • 2.5 Requirements Traceability Matrix
  • 2.6 Information Assurance 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 Information Assurance 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 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.





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CONTENTS:


Checklists:


Checklists:Information Assurance Checklist Report on PROGRAM.pdf

Checklists:Information Assurance Checklist Report on SYSTEM.pdf

Checklists:Information Assurance Checklist Report on ACCESS.pdf

Checklists:Information Assurance Checklist Report on ORGANIZATION.pdf

Checklists:Information Assurance Checklist Report on DATA.pdf

Checklists:Information Assurance Checklist Report on CONTROL.pdf

Checklists:Information Assurance Checklist Report on SERVICE.pdf

Checklists:Information Assurance Checklist Report on MANAGEMENT.pdf

Checklists:Information Assurance Checklist Report on ASSURANCE.pdf

Checklists:Information Assurance Checklist Report on SECURITY.pdf

Checklists:Information Assurance Checklist Report on SOFTWARE.pdf

Checklists:Information Assurance Checklist Report on INFORMATION.pdf



STEP 1 Get your bearings:


STEP 1 Get your bearings:Information Assurance Self-Assessment Pre-Filled EXAMPLE.xlsx

STEP 1 Get your bearings:Information_Assurance_Quick_Exploratory_Self-Assessment_Guide.pdf





STEP 2 Set concrete goals tasks dates and numbers you can track:


STEP 2 Set concrete goals tasks dates and numbers you can track:Information Assurance Self-Assessment.xlsx

STEP 2 Set concrete goals tasks dates and numbers you can track:Information_Assurance.pdf

..and the Project Management resources in 'STEP 3: Implement, Track, follow up and revise strategy' as described above.

 

 

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