Security Metrics Toolkit

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


STEP 1: Get your bearings

Start with...

  • The latest quick edition of the Security Metrics 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 932 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 Metrics improvements can be made.

Examples; 10 of the 932 standard requirements:

  1. You leave the executive meeting and right away you get four follow up meeting invitations from the engineering managers: Can you walk your team through why you are red and how you can get to green?

  2. Other technical choices depend on the security measures applied by the cloud provider to the cloud service. Does the provider implement strong user authentication techniques for the service?

  3. How do you prove to a client or an auditor that adequate security measures are in place, now that this is not only your problem, and a shared responsibility between you and a cloud provider?

  4. Mobile computing & communications: is a formal policy in place and appropriate security measures adopted to protect against the risks using mobile computing and communication facilities?

  5. Do you know everyone who has access to your systems, how they protect systems, who holds your data and how they protect it, or all the applications the data has passed through?

  6. Physical security measures exist over computer, computer terminals and storage media to prevent unauthorized access and loss of integrity of data and processing (hardware)?

  7. Does your organization have a Risk Management program aimed at third-party vendors that store, process or have access to vendors are applying appropriate security measures?

  8. Is there agreement on what metrics are communicated to the board and executive management to keep them sufficiently aware of your organizations information security status?

  9. Has the business agreed on objectives and performance metrics for enterprise security that include measurement and regular reporting of the value that it generates?

  10. What can governments and the private sector do when faced by rapidly growing complexity, lack of meaningful metrics, divergent incentives and ambiguous definitions?


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 Metrics book in PDF containing 932 requirements, which criteria correspond to the criteria in...

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

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

Examples; 10 of the check box criteria:

  1. WBS Dictionary: Are estimates of costs at completion generated in a rational, consistent manner?

  2. Procurement Management Plan: Have external dependencies been captured in the schedule?

  3. Stakeholder Management Plan: Are Security Metrics project leaders committed to this Security Metrics project full time?

  4. Stakeholder Management Plan: Are there any potential occupational health and safety issues due to the proposed purchases?

  5. Stakeholder Management Plan: Is the current scope of the Security Metrics project substantially different than that originally defined?

  6. Issue Log: Are you constantly rushing from meeting to meeting?

  7. Quality Management Plan: Is staff trained on the software technologies that are being used on the Security Metrics project?

  8. Procurement Audit: Does each policy statement contain the legal reference(s) on which the policy is based?

  9. Procurement Audit: Is there no evidence of favouritism towards a particular contractor during the evaluation and negotiation processes?

  10. Change Request: What mechanism is used to appraise others of changes that are made?

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

1.0 Initiating Process Group:

  • 1.1 Security Metrics project Charter
  • 1.2 Stakeholder Register
  • 1.3 Stakeholder Analysis Matrix


2.0 Planning Process Group:

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

 

Results

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

In using the Toolkit you will be better able to:

  • Diagnose Security Metrics 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 Metrics 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 Metrics investments work better.

This Security Metrics 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.