Security by Design Toolkit

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Engage with business groups to understand and categorize logical groupings of Network connected things (applications, platforms, systems, devices, IoT, connections, protocols), and Users, use cases, access methods.

More Uses of the Security by Design Toolkit:

  • Coordinate: network internally and externally to build relationships that foster technology transfer and collaboration.

  • Identify emerging enterprise standards and practices for Content Management and Application Development.

  • Govern: leverage deep user interface design, Software Development expertise, and Code Development standards to enable the delivery of Advanced Analytics projects.

  • Engage with Network Engineering and Cybersecurity to understand existing networks, facilities, and security capabilities and the mid to long term programs and plans Zero Trust, Network segmentation, etc.

  • Contribute to all stages of the design process from User Research to creating User Stories and wireframes and shipping the product, and regularly give and receive feedback on design iterations.

  • Be accountable for drawing and specification documentation and cost estimating of new, existing or extended electronic security systems.

  • Initiate: work closely with design researchers, Product Managers, engineers to develop new customer facing features.

  • Provide day to day monitoring, operational support, and troubleshooting of your organizations safety and security platforms.

  • Audit: review, provide feedback, and approve Physical Security design documentation produced by architecture and engineering (a and e) firms.

  • Standardize: actively develop teams skills through regular design review, mentorship and strive to elevate the quality of the entire design teams work.

  • Manage work with business and IT stakeholders and leaders to understand key business unit Network Security requirements and use cases.

  • Develop a phased plan breaking segmentation into manageable steps in a phase based approach to enable competing initiatives to be undertaken in parallel without impeding segmentation.

  • Orchestrate: continuously seek data and recommend strategies and ideas to reduce churn, optimize, implement a creative solution to a problem, scale, automate, and simplify.

  • Guide: work as part of a multi functional team, with users, Product Owners, Business Analysts and Development Teams to deliver business value.

  • Develop cryptographic algorithms, principles, and Key Management techniques and efficient methods for implementation.

  • Establish that your organization acts as an advisor and Single Point of Contact to business partner stakeholders and teams advocating security best practices.

  • Be accountable for using lean, Agile, or other methodologies to help team members successfully plan and manage product life cycles.

  • Confirm your venture complies; plans and executes design research with customers and shares findings broadly across your organization.

  • Be accountable for working as part of a cross functional product design team and partnering with engineering and Product Management teams.

  • Coordinate physical infrastructure system layout and as built designs with internal and/or external partner teams.

  • Provide design guidance during the development of Information Assurance systems to ensure the secure and efficient implementation of cryptographic algorithms and techniques.

  • Ensure you train; lead and contribute to business acquisition, Requirements Analysis, design, code and unit test, integration and test, requirements sell off, and operations and maintenance of embedded software systems.

  • Help craft the overall product strategy, by applying domain expertise in SaaS, and enterprise software.

  • Be accountable for using design and design research methodologies to facilitate cross team collaboration, Problem Solving and understanding.

  • Arrange that your strategy creates design solutions that scale for the future, and understands the technology constraints of now.

  • Pilot: influence and persuade Key Stakeholders in business, it, and Cybersecurity to develop joint approved Network Security solutions to Reduce Risk across the enterprise.

  • Make sure that your organization assess functioning of overall technology and communications systems and end to end processes upgrade and optimize Systems And Processes in the future.

  • Write Technical Reports summarizing results, recommended security solutions, risk mitigation measures, and transition to technology implementation.

  • Support the development of methodologies that extends knowledge in the CyberSecurity and Risk Management areas to be used as the basis of newly developed concepts, theories, and procedures.

  • Confirm you motivate; and programs to ensure the Information Systems and computing environments are properly secured prior to operational deployment and maintain an acceptable security posture throughout the operational lifecycle.


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

STEP 1: Get your bearings

Start with...

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

Examples; 10 of the 999 standard requirements:

  1. How do you ensure that the Security by Design opportunity is realistic?

  2. Do you understand your management processes today?

  3. What is the recognized need?

  4. What is your question? Why?

  5. What Security by Design skills are most important?

  6. Are all team members qualified for all tasks?

  7. Does Security by Design appropriately measure and monitor risk?

  8. How is the way you as the leader think and process information affecting your organizational culture?

  9. Have changes been properly/adequately analyzed for effect?

  10. Are the measurements objective?

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

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

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

  4. Closing Process Group: Did the Security by Design project team have enough people to execute the Security by Design 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 Security by Design 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 Security by Design 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 Security by Design 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 by Design 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 by Design project with this in-depth Security by Design Toolkit.

In using the Toolkit you will be better able to:

  • Diagnose Security by Design 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 by Design 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 by Design investments work better.

This Security by Design 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.

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