Security Metrics Toolkit

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Determine the appropriate staffing for your security organization

 

How do the technical metrics impact your organizational level Security Metrics?

Do you measure any Security Metrics in your projects?

Who is responsible for identifying and managing information security threats in your organization?

How do you validate your security posture metrics?




...Find the answers to these, and more, questions with this Security Metrics Toolkit:

  • Use automation to reduce IT Security Risk across your organization.
  • Validate your security posture metrics.
  • Administer security controls on your systems.
  • Align business goals and the data that exists in your organization.
  • Ensure that the conclusions you draw from your metric are valid.
  • Ensure that the conclusions you draw from your metrics are valid.
  • Translate operational measurements into meaningful Security Metrics for the business.
  • Benchmark your organization against best practice and industry peers.
  • Manage politics and culture within your organization.



HOW THIS TOOLKIT WORKS:

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 990 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 990 standard requirements:

  1. How many assets do you have that are high value assets that have at the same time high value or high severity vulnerabilities with threats that are of high probability with large impact?

  2. Are you able to recognize a new threat to your environment and detect likely attack techniques on a timely basis and align your protection measures to meet the threat?

  3. How can security professionals justify to organization administrators a sizable and usually growing annual security budget?

  4. Does software development in the cloud increase the potential for accidentally or maliciously introduced vulnerabilities?

  5. What are the current threats and environmental considerations that could potentially impact it that you are assessing?

  6. Do you maintain a security metrics program that clearly defines productivity, value creation and cost avoidance?

  7. Are security metrics bunk, or can meaningful metrics be gathered to drive improvements in enterprise security?

  8. Does your risk management activity take into consideration the results of your current performance reporting?

  9. Is your physical security assessment a priority to the client or a compliance issue being forced down throat?

  10. How frequently do you provide metrics to stakeholders for the purposes of improving security and compliance?


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 990 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. Project Scope Statement: Change management vs. change leadership - what is the difference?

  2. Project Schedule: Are activities connected because logic dictates the order in which others occur?

  3. Stakeholder Management Plan: Are changes in scope (deliverable commitments) agreed to by all affected groups & individuals?

  4. Stakeholder Management Plan: Are best practices and metrics employed to identify issues, progress, performance, etc.?

  5. Procurement Audit: Are rules in automatic disbursement programs adequate to prevent duplicate payment of invoices?

  6. Roles and Responsibilities: What should you do now to prepare yourself for a promotion, increased responsibilities or a different job?

  7. Process Improvement Plan: Have storage and access mechanisms and procedures been determined?

  8. Project Charter: Success determination factors: how will the success of the Security Metrics project be determined from the customers perspective?

  9. Cost Baseline: Have the resources used by the Security Metrics project been reassigned to other units or Security Metrics projects?

  10. Probability and Impact Assessment: Is the Security Metrics project cutting across the entire organization?

 
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.





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CONTENTS:


Checklists:


Checklists:Security Metrics Checklist Report on DATA.pdf

Checklists:Security Metrics Checklist Report on ORGANIZATION.pdf

Checklists:Security Metrics Checklist Report on RISK.pdf

Checklists:Security Metrics Checklist Report on SYSTEM.pdf

Checklists:Security Metrics Checklist Report on BUSINESS.pdf

Checklists:Security Metrics Checklist Report on VULNERABILITIES.pdf

Checklists:Security Metrics Checklist Report on IMPACT.pdf

Checklists:Security Metrics Checklist Report on METRICS.pdf

Checklists:Security Metrics Checklist Report on SECURITY.pdf



STEP 1 Get your bearings:


STEP 1 Get your bearings:Security Metrics Self-Assessment Pre-Filled EXAMPLE.xlsx

STEP 1 Get your bearings:Security_Metrics_Quick_Exploratory_Self-Assessment_Guide.pdf





STEP 2 Set concrete goals tasks dates and numbers you can track:


STEP 2 Set concrete goals tasks dates and numbers you can track:Security_Metrics.pdf

STEP 2 Set concrete goals tasks dates and numbers you can track:Security Metrics Self-Assessment.xlsx

..and the Project Management resources in 'STEP 3: Implement, Track, follow up and revise strategy' as described above.

 

 

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