NIST Cybersecurity Framework Toolkit

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

STEP 1: Get your bearings

Start with...

  • The latest quick edition of the NIST Cybersecurity Framework 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 994 new and updated case-based questions, organized into seven core areas of process design, this Self-Assessment will help you identify areas in which NIST Cybersecurity Framework improvements can be made.

Examples; 10 of the 994 standard requirements:

  1. Does your current insurance program, which might include directors and officers liability, errors and omissions, property and general liability products, address all your corporate assets at risk?

  2. Should the update cycle of Informative References drive an update cycle for the cybersecurity Framework, or can Informative References be revised without revising the entire Framework?

  3. Where your people and technology come together every day, do you have robust solutions in place which provide for a strong security posture while enabling your people to be productive?

  4. How does the sector leverage the NIST cybersecurity Framework, or other frameworks, as a standard to measure itself, as well as to design and implement risk management practices?

  5. What steps or conditions would be necessary to achieve consensus among the members of your respective sectors in support of a common redteaming framework for system testing?

  6. How do you assess risk; identify the current usage of existing cybersecurity frameworks, standards, and guidelines; and other management practices related to cybersecurity?

  7. How many billable hours are required to audit and secure one of your small business clients in accordance with the NIST cybersecurity Framework, and at what total cost?

  8. Has the impact that a cybersecurity incident could have on your corporate reputation, share price, intellectual property and organizational wellbeing been identified?

  9. Does your organization have an incident response plan to contain Cyber Incidents and applications and processes to ensure the alert and activation of the plan?

  10. Does a risk-governance structure exist that clearly defines corporate roles and responsibilities relating to cybersecurity-risk identification and 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 NIST Cybersecurity Framework book in PDF containing 994 requirements, which criteria correspond to the criteria in...

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

  • 62 step-by-step NIST Cybersecurity Framework Project Management Form Templates covering over 1500 NIST Cybersecurity Framework project requirements and success criteria:

Examples; 10 of the check box criteria:

  1. Responsibility Assignment Matrix: The staff interests Ð is the group or the person interested in working for this NIST Cybersecurity Framework project?

  2. Executing Process Group: Based on your NIST Cybersecurity Framework project communication management plan, what worked well?

  3. Procurement Audit: Are the financial and business records of your organization stored in a secure fire resistant place?

  4. Stakeholder Management Plan: Is there any form of automated support for Issues Management?

  5. Activity Duration Estimates: Which does one need in order to complete schedule development?

  6. Cost Management Plan: Milestones Ð what are the key dates in executing the contract plan?

  7. Lessons Learned: How well prepared were you to receive NIST Cybersecurity Framework project deliverables?

  8. Responsibility Assignment Matrix: What simple tool can you use to help identify and prioritize NIST Cybersecurity Framework project risks that is very low tech and high touch?

  9. Probability and Impact Assessment: Do the requirements require the creation of new algorithms?

  10. Risk Data Sheet: What are the main opportunities available to you that you should grab while you can?

Step-by-step and complete NIST Cybersecurity Framework Project Management Forms and Templates including check box criteria and templates.

1.0 Initiating Process Group:

  • 1.1 NIST Cybersecurity Framework project Charter
  • 1.2 Stakeholder Register
  • 1.3 Stakeholder Analysis Matrix

2.0 Planning Process Group:

  • 2.1 NIST Cybersecurity Framework project Management Plan
  • 2.2 Scope Management Plan
  • 2.3 Requirements Management Plan
  • 2.4 Requirements Documentation
  • 2.5 Requirements Traceability Matrix
  • 2.6 NIST Cybersecurity Framework 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 NIST Cybersecurity Framework 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 NIST Cybersecurity Framework 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 NIST Cybersecurity Framework project or Phase Close-Out
  • 5.4 Lessons Learned



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

In using the Toolkit you will be better able to:

  • Diagnose NIST Cybersecurity Framework 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 NIST Cybersecurity Framework 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 NIST Cybersecurity Framework investments work better.

This NIST Cybersecurity Framework 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.