Information Technology Security Audit Toolkit

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Is the IT Security at the best standard for the business? How long since you have audited your organization? Know what level you are with the Technology Security Audit Toolkit addresses common challenges with best-practice templates, step-by-step work plans and maturity diagnostics to be in the best position for information security.

Download the Toolkit and in Three Steps you will be guided from idea to implementation results.

Using the toolkit effectively will save you and your staff many hours of R&D time in writing the questions and templates to obtain the results needed to analyse the data collected.

 

DO YOU HAVE THE TIME TO WASTE? THIS TOOLKIT WILL SAVE YOU TIME AND MONEY.

 


STEP 1: Get your bearings

Start with...

  • The latest edition of the Information Technology Security Audit Self Assessment Toolkit 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 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 Information Technology Security Audit improvements can be made.

10 examples of the standard requirements:

  1. Do contracts with third parties include responsibilities for the appropriate handling of information, use of information assets and handling of information from other companies or external parties?

  2. Are all employees required to sign an agreement regarding role and responsibility in your organization and the ownership and use of processing equipment and information within the data center?

  3. Does your organization regularly collect timely and credible performance information, including information from key program partners, and use it to manage the program and improve performance?

  4. What are the efficient request distribution, replica-content creation, and consistency enforcement strategies to achieve decentralized hybrid information system architecture?

  5. Which techniques or tools would assist an IS auditor when performing a statistical sampling of financial transactions maintained in a financial management information system?

  6. Can cms provide additional information regarding how call center routing will be evaluated, and what cms will expect of sponsoring organizations in order to perform review?

  7. How can systems be optimally configured, utilized and coordinated in order to provide, in the best possible manner, the required information in often dynamic environments?

  8. Is there sufficient evidence to support the determination of the assumptions used, and are the assumptions consistent with current information in the local marketplace?

  9. Do you have a procedure for the handling and storage of information to protect from unauthorized disclosure or misuse including the disposal of data and assets?

  10. Does your organization have processes in place to collect and analyze information regarding the types, volumes, and costs of incidents and malfunctions?


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

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

  • Step-by-step Information Technology Security Audit Project Management Form Templates covering the Information Technology Security Audit project requirements and success criteria:

Examples; 10 of the check box criteria:

  1. Procurement Audit: Are existing suppliers that have a special right to be consulted being contacted?

  2. Risk Management Plan: Who should be notified of the occurrence of each of the indicators?

  3. Cost Management Plan: Forecasts Ð how will the time and resources needed to complete the Information Technology Security Audit project be forecast?

  4. Requirements Traceability Matrix: Describe the process for approving requirements so they can be added to the traceability matrix and Information Technology Security Audit project work can be performed. Will the Information Technology Security Audit project requirements become approved in writing?

  5. Executing Process Group: Were sponsors and decision makers available when needed outside regularly scheduled meetings?

  6. Team Directory: Where will the product be used and/or delivered or built when appropriate?

  7. Variance Analysis: Does the accounting system provide a basis for auditing records of direct costs chargeable to the contract?

  8. Formal Acceptance: Do you buy pre-configured systems or build your own configuration?

  9. Cost Management Plan: Is quality monitored from the perspective of the customers needs and expectations?

  10. Lessons Learned: How clearly defined were the objectives for this Information Technology Security Audit project?

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

1.0 Initiating Process Group:

  • 1.1 Information Technology Security Audit project Charter
  • 1.2 Stakeholder Register
  • 1.3 Stakeholder Analysis Matrix


2.0 Planning Process Group:

  • 2.1 Information Technology Security Audit 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 Technology Security Audit 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 Technology Security Audit 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 Technology Security Audit 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 Technology Security Audit 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 Technology Security Audit project with this in-depth Information Technology Security Audit Toolkit.

In using the Toolkit you will be better able to:

  • Diagnose Information Technology Security Audit 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 Technology Security Audit 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 Technology Security Audit investments work better.

This Information Technology Security Audit All-Inclusive Toolkit enables You to be that person.