Managed Security Service Toolkit

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From cloud, on prem and hybrid, single office to multi location, networks to security, and all endpoints, servers, workstations, and storage, you leverage your abilities in consulting, technology, and outsourcing to advance client possibilities, reduce risks, and cut operational costs.

More Uses of the Managed Security Service Toolkit:

  • Establish: what every business owner must know about hiring an honest, competent, responsive and fairly priced computer consulting.

  • Manage: research, evaluate, develop, implement and maintain new network and cloud security technologies, processes, standards, and guidelines.

  • Warrant that your organization determines whether systems performed as expected and provides input to the determination of operational effectiveness.

  • Develop and document updates to policies, standards, practices and procedures based on the enhancements and changes implemented.

  • Support internal vulnerability scanning and external penetration testing activities, using advanced analytic tools to determine emerging threat patterns and vulnerabilities.

  • Provide leadership to the cybersecurity Incident Response Team in the implementation of the Information Security and Incident Response strategies.

  • Supervise: actively participate in, serve as a lead and own advisory on cybersecurity matters to ensure appropriate levels of security are integrated in process designs and architecture.

  • Be accountable for developing, implementing, and documenting signatures and behavioral detection/prevention strategies that keep pace with emerging cyber threats.

  • Systematize: work closely with and provide guidance/direction to the Managed Security Service and Security Operations Center.

  • Arrange that your organization coordinates the management of the Data Loss Protection application with organizations Managed Security Service Provider.

  • Develop, measure and drive KPIs to ensure effectiveness and efficient results, while supporting team members and acting as an advocate to eliminate roadblocks.

  • Lead considerations to drive security controls in design and architecture of the IT infrastructure and applications.

  • Perform financial analysis and handle special projects at the corporate level while maintaining day to day financial operations.

  • Standardize: track and measure results monthly and quarterly through solid understanding and reporting of billings, end points, partners and growth potential.

  • Develop and implement security standards, processes and procedures, and guidelines for the security operations processes and functions.

  • Ensure you propel; build an internal network across service lines to generate new business opportunities and develop and maintain long term client relationships to expand the business.

  • Head: interface with program and functional management to provide financial support and analysis to meet program requirements.

  • Be a member of the Security Incident Response Team and provide the highest level of technical consultancy to ensure problem resolution is achieved in the shortest possible timeframe.

  • Ensure you endeavor; lead incident response efforts coordinating response activities across teams while communicating updates to executive management.

  • Confirm your organization ensures your organizations cybersecurity strategy is enforced through proper scoping of requirements, system design, production implementation, incident response and adherence to security requirements.

  • Perform and validate network and host level digital forensic investigations to determine root cause of the compromise, intrusion, or breach.

  • Supervise: oversight management for awareness program, privilege management system, brand protection technology and enterprise managed security service provider.

  • Assure your organization oversees the development of cyber threat indicators, attacks and compromise monitoring and maintains awareness of the status of the highly dynamic operating environment.

  • Assure your organization uses mitigation, preparedness, and response and recovery approaches, to maximize safety, preservation of property, and information security.


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

STEP 1: Get your bearings

Start with...

  • The latest quick edition of the Managed Security Service 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 972 new and updated case-based questions, organized into seven core areas of process design, this Self-Assessment will help you identify areas in which Managed Security Service improvements can be made.

Examples; 10 of the 972 standard requirements:

  1. Follow-up of an incident should include regular status reporting, describing new controls and lessons learned to improve future performance. The most important element of the follow-up stage is performing a postmortem analysis of the response procedure itself. Exactly what happened and at what times? How is this process managed?

  2. The increasingly mobile work force makes compliance more difficult. With more endpoints, devices and people involved, there is that much more to watch. There are devices not owned by the organization pulling data off the organizations network. Is your organizations policy consistent with that of contractors you work with?

  3. For HIPAA, glba and/or other state or federal regulation compliance, what due diligence/auditing is performed to ensure that you remain in compliance and what individual(s) in your organization are responsible for said compliance?

  4. Do you have written clearance procedures in place regarding use, licensing, and consent agreements for third party content used by you in your products or services and on your website or in your promotional materials?

  5. What is the process for adding services or new technologies. For example, assuming that your organization adopted a deep-packet-inspection firewall technology, how would this be supported and incorporated into an SLA?

  6. Policy compliance is closely related to IT governance. Compliance has much to do with defining, controlling and governing security efforts. How does your organization respond to security events?

  7. Do you have contracts in place with the 3rd parties that require the vendor to maintain controls, practices and procedures that are as protective as your own internal procedures?

  8. Do you monitor security alerts and advisories from your system vendors, Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT) and other sources, taking appropriate and responsive actions?

  9. Do you think you would be able to provide all the described Managed Security Services yourselves or will you require to subcontract any services to other third parties?

  10. What do you consider to the be the key challenges and tradeoffs for the implementation of Managed Security Services in an environment similar to your organization?

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 Managed Security Service book in PDF containing 972 requirements, which criteria correspond to the criteria in...

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

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

Examples; 10 of the check box criteria:

  1. Cost Management Plan: Are internal Managed Security Service project status meetings held at reasonable intervals?

  2. Assumption and Constraint Log: Contradictory information between different documents?

  3. Lessons Learned: How adequately involved did you feel in Managed Security Service project decisions?

  4. Activity Duration Estimates: Are contractor costs, schedule and technical performance monitored throughout the Managed Security Service project?

  5. Team Operating Agreement: Do you vary your voice pace, tone and pitch to engage participants and gain involvement?

  6. Risk Audit: What are the differences and similarities between strategic and operational risks in your organization?

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

  8. Team Member Performance Assessment: What are the evaluation strategies (e.g., reaction, learning, behavior, results) used. What evaluation results did you have?

  9. Procurement Audit: Has it been determined how large a portion of the procurement portfolio should be managed by the procurement function/unit and how large a portion that should be managed locally?

  10. Activity Duration Estimates: What is the duration of the critical path for this Managed Security Service project?

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

1.0 Initiating Process Group:

  • 1.1 Managed Security Service project Charter
  • 1.2 Stakeholder Register
  • 1.3 Stakeholder Analysis Matrix

2.0 Planning Process Group:

  • 2.1 Managed Security Service project Management Plan
  • 2.2 Scope Management Plan
  • 2.3 Requirements Management Plan
  • 2.4 Requirements Documentation
  • 2.5 Requirements Traceability Matrix
  • 2.6 Managed Security Service 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 Managed Security Service 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 Managed Security Service 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 Managed Security Service project or Phase Close-Out
  • 5.4 Lessons Learned



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

In using the Toolkit you will be better able to:

  • Diagnose Managed Security Service 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 Managed Security Service 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 Managed Security Service investments work better.

This Managed Security Service 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.