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The Art of Service Standard Requirements Self Assessments

IT Security Audit Toolkit: best-practice templates, step-by-step work plans and maturity diagnostics

$249.00

IT Security Audit Toolkit: best-practice templates, step-by-step work plans and maturity diagnostics

$249.00

Product Description

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


STEP 1: Get your bearings

Start with...

  • The latest quick edition of the IT Security Audit 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 965 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 Security Audit improvements can be made.

Examples; 10 of the 965 standard requirements:

  1. Have the IT security cost for all investments/projects been integrated in to the overall cost including (certification and accreditation/re-accreditation, system security plan, risk assessment, privacy impact assessment, configuration/patch management, security control testing and evaluation, and contingency planning/testing)?

  2. As a CSP undertakes to build out or take a fresh look at its service offerings, the CSP should clearly define its business strategy and related risk management philosophy. What market segments or industries does the CSP intend to serve?

  3. Are the results of the security categorization process for the information system consistent with the organizations enterprise architecture and commitment to protecting organizational mission/business processes?

  4. When using the proposed system, are process participants able to see only what their security privileges enable them to see (participants see only what they need to perform their activities)?

  5. Has the organization established an enterprise-wide business continuity/disaster recovery program that is consistent with FISMA requirements, OMB policy, and applicable NIST guidelines?

  6. Has the organization allocated security controls as system-specific, hybrid, or common controls consistent with the enterprise architecture and information security architecture?

  7. What is the requirement for support of component-level redundancy (with hot switchover to backup in case of failure) and scalability to accommodate growing enterprise/user base?

  8. Using the Enterprise Architecture framework, you can document answers to questions such as: What levels of security do you need to enable and protect your business objectives?

  9. From the point of view of dynamics, the decision to invest depends on how many others have taken similar actions. How do you get the process of investing in security started?

  10. If integrated quality and safety management systems could become business drivers and pathways for productivity growth, is the same true for integrated security management?


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 Security Audit book in PDF containing 965 requirements, which criteria correspond to the criteria in...

Your IT 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 Excel Dashboard; with the IT Security Audit Self-Assessment and Scorecard you will develop a clear picture of which IT 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 IT 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 IT Security Audit projects with the 62 implementation resources:

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

Examples; 10 of the check box criteria:

  1. Lessons Learned: How well were your expectations met regarding the extent of your involvement in the IT Security Audit project (effort, time commitments, etc.)?

  2. Process Improvement Plan: What Actions Are Needed to Address the Problems and Achieve the Goals?

  3. Team Operating Agreement: Do you send out the agenda and meeting materials in advance?

  4. Procurement Audit: Are there systems for recording and managing stocks (where part of contract)?

  5. Cost Estimating Worksheet: What additional IT Security Audit project(s) could be initiated as a result of this IT Security Audit project?

  6. Stakeholder Management Plan: Do all stakeholders know how to access this repository and where to find the IT Security Audit project documentation?

  7. Source Selection Criteria: What is the basis of an estimate and what assumptions were made?

  8. Human Resource Management Plan: How relevant is this attribute to this IT Security Audit project or audit?

  9. Assumption and Constraint Log: Can the requirements be traced to the appropriate components of the solution, as well as test scripts?

  10. Procurement Audit: Could bidders learn all relevant information straight from the tender documents?

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

1.0 Initiating Process Group:

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


2.0 Planning Process Group:

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

In using the Toolkit you will be better able to:

  • Diagnose IT 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 IT 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 IT Security Audit investments work better.

This IT Security Audit 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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