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Direct Information security teams in the evaluation of risks and threats, development, implementation, communication, operation, monitoring and maintenance of the IT Security Policies and Procedures which promote a secure and uninterrupted operation of all IT systems.

More Uses of the IT Security Toolkit:

  • Manage work with the IT Security Team, Solution Architects, and Cloud Operations Team with any security related issues that arise and maintain a log of operational activities performed.

  • Direct: interface with IT Security and risk, audit, and privacy to coordinate related policy and procedures, and to provide for the appropriate flow of information regarding risk.

  • Support the evaluation of the effectiveness of the implementation of organization IT Security Policies, and procedures using a Capability Maturity Model (CMM) based framework.

  • Collaborate with IT Security, information technology, legal, Human Resources and other business units to manage security risks, threats and vulnerabilities.

  • Develop and monitor IT Security policy for your organization; updating policies and advocating for adoption throughout your organization through awareness and training.

  • Develop Enterprise Architecture principles to align IT Security Architecture with business strategies to achieve short and long term goals; builds Reference Architectures and drive architectural security alignment across the enterprise.

  • Make sure that your project serves as a security expert in one or more of Application Development, Database Design, network, and/or platform (operating system) efforts, helping Project Teams comply with enterprise and IT Security Policies, industry regulations, and best practices.

  • Ensure proactive compliance of IT Security systems, processes and controls with organization Information security program, Security Policies and Regulatory Compliance guidelines.

  • Arrange that your strategy provides support for IT Security capabilities, products and services, Incident Management, communications, and training advanced joint multi organization Cybersecurity strategies.

  • Manage IT Security and Data Governance to ensure that your organizations Data Analytics and integration products are effectively secured and that risks are mitigated.

  • Be accountable for consulting and advisory act as a trusted advisor and partner; ensure IT Security program compliance through relationships, partnerships, and professional influence.

  • Drive: consistently conduct in depth test of customers systems of the current and newly implemented infrastructure for IT Security to ensure policies and settings are applied correctly.

  • Assure your group develops IT Security compliance policy, guidelines, and procedures for systems which are typically accessed by a moderate to large user community and which process multiple applications requiring differing security controls.

  • Identify: plan, design, enforce and audIT Security Policies and Procedures which safeguard the integrity of and access to enterprise systems, files, and data elements.

  • Make sure that your project provides technical expertise for development and support of security initiatives and designing, documenting and implementing IT Security Risk Management hardware and software solutions.

  • Confirm your enterprise ensures critical mission systems are in compliance and consistent with your organizations IT Security Program and enhance interoperability and integration for Business Applications and IT infrastructure.

  • Standardize: monitor popular IT Security news sources for breaking news on risks, trends, and product developments; share and highlight relevant / useful / interesting security topics with IT infrastructure and management staff.

  • Be accountable for defining, implementing, documenting, and maintaining the framework for System Architecture design, Software Design and development, IT Security, and Performance Testing platforms.

  • Manage work with developers, IT infrastructure and operations teams, and IT Security teams to ensure alignment to cloud platform governance and security standards.

  • Manage: current industry methods for evaluating, implementing, and disseminating IT Security assessment, monitoring, detection and remediation tools and procedures utilizing standards based concepts and capabilities.

  • Standardize: work extensively with IT Security and IT Governance teams to ensure security and Regulatory Requirements are adhered to for all platforms of responsibility.

  • Collaborate with management of IT Security on Cybersecurity Awareness training and work with organization leadership to promote compliance and participation in the Cybersecurity training program.

  • Devise: IT infrastructure, IT applications, IT Security, and other functional areas to provide a risk based and solution focused perspective on security matters.

  • Manage daily server operations permissions management, IT Security And Compliance, file sharing, Configuration Management, security Patch Management methodologies, etc.

  • Be accountable for assessing IT Security Policies, procedures, and controls of your clients Business Applications, networks, operating systems, and other components of technology infrastructure.

  • Analyze audIT Security Incident logs for individual or multiple network devices for unauthorized information and processes and unauthorized network access.

  • Be certain that your planning complies; designs, tests, and implements secure operating systems, networks, Security Monitoring, tuning and management of IT Security systems and applications, Incident Response, Digital Forensics, Loss Prevention, and eDiscovery actions.

  • Coordinate: conduct analysis of Cyber Threat Intelligence to stay abreast of emerging Cyber Threats and associated defenses, and provide training and mentoring for IT Security resources.

  • Be accountable for final administrative and operational decisions for an IT Security department; supervise development and approval of business plans and budgets prepared by subordinate managers.

  • Provide advice and guidance for IT Security and user access related activities; ensuring customers are aware of key issues and able to implement correct procedures and protocols.


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

STEP 1: Get your bearings

Start with...

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

Examples; 10 of the 999 standard requirements:

  1. What is your decision requirements diagram?

  2. Are events managed to resolution?

  3. What will be the consequences to the stakeholder (financial, reputation etc) if IT Security does not go ahead or fails to deliver the objectives?

  4. Do the IT Security decisions you make today help your organization in three years time?

  5. What needs improvement? Why?

  6. What are the success criteria that will indicate that IT Security objectives have been met and the benefits delivered?

  7. Who will be responsible for making the decisions to include or exclude requested changes once IT Security is underway?

  8. If no one would ever find out about your accomplishments, how would you lead differently?

  9. How do you gather IT Security requirements?

  10. Who qualifies to gain access to data?

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

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

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

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

1.0 Initiating Process Group:

2.0 Planning Process Group:

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

In using the Toolkit you will be better able to:

  • Diagnose IT Security 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 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 investments work better.

This IT Security 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.