IT Risk Toolkit

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Establish that your organization assess financial, operational, and compliance audIT Risks and exposure of all your organizations operations and processes (development, construction, leasing, Property Management operations, and Corporate Services/functions), and develop a Risk Based Internal Audit plan.

More Uses of the IT Risk Toolkit:

  • Secure that your strategy facilitates IT Risk Assessment and Risk Management processes, and work with stakeholders throughout the enterprise on identifying acceptable levels of residual risk.

  • Ensure you head; lead thE Business units to facilitate IT Risk Assessment and Risk Management processes, and work with stakeholders throughout the enterprise on identifying acceptable levels of residual risk.

  • Provide input to the core IT Risk Management team in order to incrementally improve the effectiveness and efficiency of IT Risk processes and reporting.

  • Perform current state Risk Assessments, continual Risk Assessments, Gap Analysis, risk metrics and reporting, risk convergence IT Risk and control framework design, and integrated operational Risk Management.

  • Utilize IT Risk Assessment and Business Impact Analysis to support functional requirements for IT Business Continuity Planning and determine gaps and existing IT Risks to the enterprise.

  • Devise: partner with operational risk and Technology Risk staff to facilitate the maintenance of business unIT Risk registers and related Risk Identification, assessment and action activities.

  • Develop business focused metrics to measure the effectiveness of the Information security program, and work to increase the maturity of the program over time.

  • Ensure you conduct; lead the development of comprehensive information Security Policies, procedures, standards, and guidelines, and oversee approval, dissemination, and maintenance.

  • Develop IT Risk Management standards that align to industry Best Practices and ensure effective processes are in place to identify measure, manage, monitor and report on IT Risks.

  • Ensure you assess; lead business leaders to facilitate IT Risk Assessment and Risk Management processes, and work with stakeholders throughout the enterprise on identifying acceptable levels of risk.

  • Provide strategic and tactical security guidance for programs and projects as it pertains to the design, implementation, and operation of security controls.

  • Secure that your team assess compliance to IT Policy, standards, Processes And Procedures to monitor, report, analyze, and remediate IT Risk And Compliance related obligations.

  • Develop, implement, and monitor a strategic, comprehensive enterprise Information security and IT Risk Management program to ensure that integrity, confidentiality, and availability of information is owned, controlled, or processed by your organization.

  • Engage on known or emerging security and IT Risks for Cloud Services by initiating or influencing the development of new platform / security architectures and compliance with architectural principles and objectives.

  • Draw upon your demonstrated technical, industry and IT Risk advisory knowledge to become a trusted advisor to your clients across a variety of industries and sectors.

  • Facilitate the gathering of relevant IT Risk KPI and KRI data, in order to supply timely and relevant reporting for the area, and also to feed into enterprise level IT Risk reporting.

  • Engage with domain leads for Disaster Recovery and IT Continuity, Infrastructure, Data Quality, Performance and Scalability, and Change Management and Development Practices to obtain technical domain advice as appropriate.

  • Advise and influence a team of technical auditors; providing technical and quality oversight, advice to Internal Audit projects and Consulting Services regarding technologies, IT Risk and controls, and provide guidance and training opportunities.

  • Manage work with ISO technical teams to assess effectiveness of security controls to mitigate IT Risks, identify design and/or operating gaps, and develop action plans to remediate.

  • Lead the preparation of your organization wide annual IT Risk Assessment; based on that Risk Assessment, contribute to the annual IT Audit plan, and lead the execution of IT Audits and review.

  • Be accountable for learning to bridge traditional boundaries between Cyber and IT Risk and expanding partnerships with IT and thE Business to drive risk reduction in the enterprise.

  • Establish: further define the IT Risk methodology incorporating enterprise Risk Management (ERM) requirements for identifying, assessing and reporting Cybersecurity risks.

  • Govern: continuously improve upon framework implementation strategy with Business Management, business unIT Risk Management, and other risk colleagues to ensure an open, adequate and effective Risk Mitigation culture.

  • Control: parametric portfolio managers act as investment engineers, creating portfolios with explicIT Risk and return targets and continually measuring and managing the impact of relevant costs.

  • Guide: collaboration with technology and business partners across functions/processes to ensure alignment, understanding and ongoing communication on identity and Access management controls, IT Risk Management and regulatory/compliance requirements.

  • Support inquiries from compliance teams as IT Risk Management, Internal and External Audit, to ensure documentation is complete and in compliance with Information Security Policies.

  • Develop and manage thematic review and oversight of risk processes and tools as logical access, Data Loss Prevention, to identify key risk trends, themes and opportunities for simplification.

  • Ensure engage on known or emerging security and IT Risks for Cloud Services by initiating or influencing the development of new platform / security architectures and compliance with architectural principles and objectives.

  • Control: bridge traditional boundaries between Cyber and IT Risk and expanding partnerships with it and thE Business to drive risk reduction in the enterprise.

  • Help analyze IT Risk Management and other It Security programs to determine an estimated risk position of the financial organizations and the potential impact to the Financial Services industry.


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

STEP 1: Get your bearings

Start with...

  • The latest quick edition of the IT Risk 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 IT Risk improvements can be made.

Examples; 10 of the 999 standard requirements:

  1. Are supply costs steady or fluctuating?

  2. What strategies for IT Risk improvement are successful?

  3. What resources go in to get the desired output?

  4. How do you gather requirements?

  5. How do you accomplish your long range IT Risk goals?

  6. Will there be any necessary staff changes (redundancies or new hires)?

  7. How can you measure the performance?

  8. What are the potential basics of IT Risk fraud?

  9. What do you need to qualify?

  10. How do you measure improved IT Risk service perception, and satisfaction?

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 IT Risk book in PDF containing 994 requirements, which criteria correspond to the criteria in...

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

  • 62 step-by-step IT Risk Project Management Form Templates covering over 1500 IT Risk 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 IT Risk project issues be unconditionally tracked through the Issue Resolution process?

  4. Closing Process Group: Did the IT Risk Project Team have enough people to execute the IT Risk 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 IT Risk 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 IT Risk Project Management Forms and Templates including check box criteria and templates.

1.0 Initiating Process Group:

2.0 Planning Process Group:

  • 2.1 IT Risk Project Management Plan
  • 2.2 Scope Management Plan
  • 2.3 Requirements Management Plan
  • 2.4 Requirements Documentation
  • 2.5 Requirements Traceability Matrix
  • 2.6 IT Risk 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 IT Risk 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 IT Risk 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 IT Risk project or Phase Close-Out
  • 5.4 Lessons Learned



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

In using the Toolkit you will be better able to:

  • Diagnose IT Risk 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 IT Risk 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 IT Risk investments work better.

This IT Risk 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.