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Arrange that your organization serves as the primary liaison between the Security Architecture and authorizing official and coordinates with system owners, common control providers, and System Security officers on the design and allocation of Security Controls as system specific, hybrid, or common controls.

More Uses of the NIST Cybersecurity Toolkit:

  • Confirm and implement an up to date information Security Management framework based on the NIST Cybersecurity Framework and ISO 27000 controls.

  • Ensure you chart; recommend solutions (in terms of both technology and business outcomes) based on Root Cause Analysis, cost/benefits, feasibility analysis and research of sound industry practices.

  • Provide development activity support for custom Web Applications, APIs, Open Source Software, commercial Off The Shelf (COTS) components, and customized scripts and use an Agile Development approach.

  • Drive sales bookings of Monthly Recurring Revenues through the successful positioning and sale of Managed Security Services on an annual subscription basis.

  • Confirm your design acts as an Independent Review and evaluation body to ensure that quality and compliance issues/concerns are being appropriately evaluated, investigated and resolved.

  • Perform Cybersecurity gap analyses between client implementations and requirements articulated in Cybersecurity framework and Best Practices.

  • Engage with Security Architecture teams to capture Security Requirements and Acceptance Criteria, socialize and communicate architectural standards created.

  • Confirm your business complies; conducts risk evaluations of internal platforms and applications, projects, and Third Party Vendors Business Services, IT development, Cloud Service Providers, etc.

  • Provide knowledge and expertise to set direction, optimize risks and resources, and monitor performance and compliance to achieve organizational objectives.

  • Manage: architecture and implement innovative Data Driven irm solutions that Leverage Automation and integration to make clients more effective and efficient at reducing risk.

  • Be certain that your enterprise develops and implements appropriate controls and procedures reflecting the standards set forth in the policies and Regulations while accounting for risks inherent in the products, services, types of customers, locations of customers, and functions of thE Business Unit.

  • Obtain, review, and interpret evidence provided to validate controls are performed effectively and identify vulnerabilities, gaps, or control deficiencies.

  • Oversee: consultative services around the acquisition/selection of appropriate Enterprise Security controls to be implemented and executed (inclusive of management controls, Process Controls, technical controls and physical controls).

  • Foster a culture of learning and development; Support individual growth through continuous feedback to achieve personal and professional goals.

  • Oversee: conduct an in depth analysis of program approach, existing solutions and gathered requirements in alignment with Risk Mitigation and in relation to the complex environment.

  • Confirm your organization exploits Network Devices, security devices, and/or terminals or environments using various methods or tools to ensure vulnerabilities are identified as early as possible and mitigated.

  • Ensure your strategy complies; this team also provides technical oversight and expert level guidance to many strategic efforts to expand information Security Capabilities and improve security outcomes.

  • Evaluate clients CyberSecurity Program based upon a recognized framework or regulation as the NIST Cybersecurity Framework, HIPAA security rule, PCI Data Security standard, ISO standards, etc.

  • Confirm you outperform; lead the Information security function across the enterprise to ensure consistent and high quality information Security Management in support of Organizational Goals.

  • Interrogate initiatives definition of done and mini charters to validate desired outcome and effort is focused on practical Risk Reduction capabilities; and document concerns and / or opportunities for improvement.

  • Collaborate with security delivery resources, technical SMEs, and various Business Partners / functions to support successful delivery of the overall program.

  • Standardize: partner with information Security Service Delivery Teams, technology, and operations function leads to develop visibility to and monitor Risk Mitigation activities.

  • Facilitate and enable assurance functions to ensure that controls are designed and operating effectively, while ensuring Compliance Requirements are met consistently.

  • Confirm your organization analyzes, evaluate and provides strategic guidance and direction for programs, Policies and Procedures to ensure alignment with Regulatory Requirements and Acceptable Risk mitigation practices.

  • Create a risk based process for the assessment and mitigation of any Information security risk in the ecosystem consisting of Supply Chain partners, vendors, consumers and any other third parties.

  • Enable Cultural Change to mature compliance driven/tactical approaches to risk based and business oriented strategic approaches toward security.

  • Be accountable for performing sufficient review to ensure work contains relevant facts to support audit scope and conclusions and adhere to Internal Audit Policies and Procedures.

  • Establish: conduct compliance readiness assessments leveraging various commercial and Regulatory Compliance framework PCI, HIPAA, SOC2, ISO 27001, NIST Cybersecurity Framework (CSF), etc.

  • Confirm your business oversees, evaluate, and supports the documentation, validation, assessment, and authorization processes necessary to assure that existing and new Information Technology (IT) systems meet your clients Cybersecurity And Risk requirements.

  • Identify: guidance of Information security and assurance Best Practices across the full stack; application and Data Security, opeRating System and Platform Security, network and Physical Security, Policies and Procedures.


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

STEP 1: Get your bearings

Start with...

  • The latest quick edition of the NIST Cybersecurity 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 NIST Cybersecurity improvements can be made.

Examples; 10 of the 999 standard requirements:

  1. If you got fired and a new hire took your place, what would she do different?

  2. Are all Key Stakeholders present at all Structured Walkthroughs?

  3. Can you do all this work?

  4. Who needs to know about NIST Cybersecurity?

  5. How do you plan on providing proper recognition and disclosure of supporting companies?   

  6. What is a feasible sequencing of reform initiatives over time?

  7. How do you measure improved NIST CyberSecurity Service perception, and satisfaction?

  8. In what way can you redefine the criteria of choice clients have in your category in your favor?

  9. What is the NIST Cybersecuritys sustainability risk?

  10. What NIST CyberSecurity Requirements should be gathered?

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

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

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

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

1.0 Initiating Process Group:

2.0 Planning Process Group:

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 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 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 project with this in-depth NIST Cybersecurity Toolkit.

In using the Toolkit you will be better able to:

  • Diagnose NIST Cybersecurity 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 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 investments work better.

This NIST Cybersecurity 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.