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 997 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 997 standard requirements:

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

  2. Does any contract require your organization to perform security vulnerability assessments, penetration testing and security configuration compliance scans to identify weaknesses?

  3. 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?

  4. What are the interactions that you find interesting between security-testing tools and other types of automated tools, automated build tools, automated performance managers?

  5. 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?

  6. Does the solution look beyond the files themselves and perform deep inspection of packaging and wrappers used to encrypt malicious code and deliver it into IT environments?

  7. 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?

  8. What kind of infrastructure vulnerabilities do you find through periodic infrastructure vulnerability scans, how severe are they, and how quickly do you fix them?

  9. If your organizations current level of loss exposure is an important piece of information that is needed to set risk appetite, how do you go about measuring it?

  10. How do you scale powerful data discovery applications to thousands of users while maintaining enterprise-grade levels of performance, reliability, and security?


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 997 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. Schedule Management Plan: Is the schedule vertically and horizontally traceable?

  2. Procurement Management Plan: Are meeting objectives identified for each meeting?

  3. Risk Management Plan: Risk documentation: what reporting formats and processes will be used for risk management activities?

  4. Executing Process Group: Contingency planning. if a risk event occurs, what will you do?

  5. Project Portfolio management: Why is Security Metrics project portfolio management (PPM) important?

  6. Source Selection Criteria: What aspects should the contracting officer brief the Security Metrics project on prior to evaluation of proposals?

  7. Schedule Management Plan: Are the quality tools and methods identified in the Quality Plan appropriate to the Security Metrics project?

  8. Risk Register: Are there other alternative controls that could be implemented?

  9. Scope Management Plan: Knowing the health of the Security Metrics project Ð What is the status?

  10. Quality Audit: How does your organization know that its system for recruiting the best staff possible are appropriately effective and constructive?

 
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.