Security Toolkit

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Be a trusted advisor by demonstrating Thought Leadership in cloud and on premise security technologies across multiple disciplines (Application Architecture, Infrastructure And Operations, security, governance, automation, integration architecture).

More Uses of the Security Toolkit:

  • Lead: traditional security companies are becoming less relevant as Cloud Adoption becomes the norm in every market industry and in every Market Segmentation.

  • Ensure your organization advises management regarding impact on the business caused by theft, destruction, alteration, or denial of access to information, software, hardware, and systems.

  • Ensure you consult; recommend changes to improve systems and network configurations in client environments, and determine hardware or software requirements.

  • Secure that your organization improves software components to be consistent, easily supported and highly performing through the use of existing Software Design guidelines and analysis of performance bottlenecks.

  • Steer: actively support and own the planning, design, implementation and integration of recently released software solutions in customer environments.

  • Drive solution delivery improvements through automation, testing and standard methodologies implementation to optimize deployments, accelerate customer value realization and improve overall online service reliability.

  • Support all support, guidance and develop processes to evaluate and improve all operating systems, hardware support, software, firmware solutions and provide advisement concerning future purchase of the same.

  • Create, manage and maintain security and governance programs related to Big Data applications, Data Security, privacy and infrastructure (cloud based and on premises).

  • Supervise: design improvements to operations, security, and various efficiencies in itil operations (release, deploy, configuration, monitoring, and alerting) to maintain high levels of service and improve team devops controls.

  • Develop, implement, and/or maintain procedures and automated processes to ensure the security of internally developed software and/or technology products.

  • Develop, implement, and maintain an information system security program that ensures the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of information system resources.

  • Engage with security leaders at your top customers, identify opportunities to deliver value, and build relationships to better understand how to serve your users.

  • Ensure you extend the systems that consume, transform, and process your crawl data using various data products for internal and external consumption.

  • Maintain access and key requirements for dark web Data Collection in partnership with the engineering team to ensure consistency in breadth and depth of coverage.

  • Establish that your organization establishes budgetary requirements for equipment and infrastructure replacement, determines backup components to be maintained in stock.

  • Ensure your organization leads Vulnerability Management (scanning, assessment, reporting, and mitigation verification), Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery.

  • Ensure you expand; implemented security software upgrades, software patch installations, hardware replacements and diagnosis/resolution of any software/hardware issues.

  • Collaborate with departmental managers, end users, and other stakeholders to integrate Data Mining/analytical applications with existing systems.

  • Provide guidance on Network Infrastructure and implementation of routers, switches, firewalls, and associated network equipment and security concepts.

  • Provide integration of security requirements into customer Process Improvement efforts according to the security policy framework.

  • Ensure you helm; get a deep understanding on cloud network and security, able to review Security Architecture in current Cloud Infrastructure and provide guidance.

  • Develop and document shared infrastructure component management strategy to provide consistent standardized container, OS, and application baselines for infrastructure components available through self service.

  • Oversee: document System Architectures to support the cyber analysis, identification, selection, and tailoring of security and privacy controls necessary to protect the system.

  • Confirm you participate; lead the Information security and governance, Risk Management, and compliance teams and external vendors and Service Providers to ensure that the disciplines, protections, and procedures are in place to secure organizational systems and data.

 

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


STEP 1: Get your bearings

Start with...

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

Examples; 10 of the 999 standard requirements:

  1. What if there was a way to reduce IT-related risks, maximize the benefits of technology investment, increase the value attained from IT, and ensure compliance, continuity, security and privacy?

  2. Is the partner located in an area under strict security control or in an area to which access is severely restricted, or which is unusual in view of the type of equipment being installed?

  3. What types of cybersecurity investments and what Information security best practices should new small business owners prioritize when starting your organization with limited resources?

  4. Where your people and technology come together every day, do you have robust solutions in place which provide for a strong security posture while enabling your people to be productive?

  5. Should the implementation of minimum standards for the Physical Security of a container be a part of a voluntary, incentive-based program or should it be mandatory requirement?

  6. How does your organization know that the weak password policy to access load balancer is more or less important than the current misconfiguration of Email Security platform?

  7. What poses the greatest threat to Data At Rest and do Information security practitioners know where sensitive or confidential Data At Rest is located within organization?

  8. How as cloud consumers, do you satisfy ourselves that the cloud Service Providers are doing the right thing and implementing sufficient and effective security controls?

  9. Which concepts is the business practice of developing and implementing comprehensive Risk Management and security practices for your organizations entire value chain?

  10. Do you have physical and logical security controls around Information Systems and databases to avoid unauthorised access and detect/prevent potential Data Leakage?


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 book in PDF containing 999 requirements, which criteria correspond to the criteria in...

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

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

Examples; 10 of the check box criteria:

  1. Change Log: Does the suggested change request represent a desired enhancement to the products functionality?

  2. Risk Audit: Have top software and customer managers formally committed to support the Security project?

  3. Procurement Management Plan: Is it standard practice to formally commit stakeholders to the Security project via agreements?

  4. Activity Duration Estimates: Did anything besides luck make a difference between success and failure?

  5. Schedule Management Plan: Has the ims been resource-loaded and are assigned resources reasonable and available?

  6. Quality Audit: Does the suppliers Quality System have a written procedure for Corrective Action when a defect occurs?

  7. Procurement Management Plan: Is the Security project schedule available for all Security project team members to review?

  8. Risk Audit: Is the technology to be built new to your organization?

  9. Risk Register: What are the assumptions and current status that support the assessment of the risk?

  10. Schedule Management Plan: Are meeting objectives identified for each meeting?

 
Step-by-step and complete Security 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 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 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 project with this in-depth Security Toolkit.

In using the Toolkit you will be better able to:

  • Diagnose Security 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 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 investments work better.

This Security 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.