Security Assessment and Testing Toolkit

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Develop policies, procedures, and practices that protect data and Information Systems against unauthorized access, modification, or destruction, and ensure confidentiality, integrity, and availability of organization and partner information assets.

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

STEP 1: Get your bearings

Start with...

  • The latest quick edition of the Security Assessment and Testing 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 987 new and updated case-based questions, organized into seven core areas of Process Design, this Self-Assessment will help you identify areas in which Security Assessment and Testing improvements can be made.

Examples; 10 of the 987 standard requirements:

  1. Ids/ips traffic pattern analysis can often detect or block attacks such as a denial-of-service attack or a network scan. However, in some cases this is legitimate traffic (such as using Cloud Infrastructure for load testing or security testing). Does the cloud provider have a documented exception process for allowing legitimate traffic that the ids/ips flags as an attack pattern?

  2. 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)?

  3. Penetration tests are sometimes called white hat attacks because in a pen test, the good guys are attempting to break in. What are the different categories of Penetration Testing your organization performs?

  4. If Penetration Testing has been determined to be reasonable and appropriate, has specifically worded, written approval from senior management been received for any planned Penetration Testing?

  5. Of the PII incidents reported, how many were reported within the prescribed time frame for their category, according to the time frames established by US-CERT and/or OMB Memorandum(s) (IR-6)?

  6. Are there alarms at the remote components of the SCADA communications system for corresponding things as intrusion, loss of electric power, loss of environmental control, and fuel reserves?

  7. Client data in transit: does the work address issues surrounding the transmission of sensitive client data between targets and penetration testers systems in the course of the engagement?

  8. If there are dedicated multiple independent telephone systems or dedicated switches and cables supporting the SCADA system, is each one individually adequate to support the entire system?

  9. When developing the Security Assessment Report (SAR), what is the procedure or method for documenting findings that were corrected during testing or identified as false positives?

  10. Static analysis is an essential part of Application Security testing, and what if your team lacks the resources or skills to apply SAST effectively across your full portfolio?

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 Security Assessment and Testing book in PDF containing 987 requirements, which criteria correspond to the criteria in...

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

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

Examples; 10 of the check box criteria:

  1. Procurement Management Plan: Have lessons learned been conducted after each Security Assessment and Testing project release?

  2. Stakeholder Management Plan: Was your organizations estimating methodology being used and followed?

  3. Cost Baseline: Have the lessons learned been filed with the Security Assessment and Testing Project Management Office?

  4. Initiating Process Group: Which of Six Sigmas dmaic phases focuses on the measurement of internal process that affect factors that are Critical to Quality?

  5. Project Performance Report: To what degree does the informal organization make use of individual resources and meet individual needs?

  6. Procurement Audit: Do the buyers always select or authorize the source of supply on other than contract purchases?

  7. Initiating Process Group: Have requirements been tested, approved, and fulfill the Security Assessment and Testing project scope?

  8. Project Schedule: Is the Security Assessment and Testing project schedule available for all Security Assessment and Testing project team members to review?

  9. Change Request: For which areas does this operating procedure apply?

  10. Quality Audit: How does your organization know that its system for governing staff behaviour is appropriately effective and constructive?

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

1.0 Initiating Process Group:

  • 1.1 Security Assessment and Testing project Charter
  • 1.2 Stakeholder Register
  • 1.3 Stakeholder Analysis Matrix

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 Security Assessment and Testing 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 Security Assessment and Testing project or Phase Close-Out
  • 5.4 Lessons Learned



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

In using the Toolkit you will be better able to:

  • Diagnose Security Assessment and Testing 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 Security Assessment and Testing 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 Security Assessment and Testing investments work better.

This Security Assessment and Testing 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.