Technology Risk Toolkit

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Be accountable for identifying internal IT controls, assessing the design and operational effectiveness, determining risk exposures and developing remediation plans and determining technical and business impact of identified security and control issues and providing remediation guidance to clients.

More Uses of the Technology Risk Toolkit:

  • Take a risk based approach in evaluating the adequacy and effectiveness of technology Internal Controls in accordance with your audit methodology and the established Risk Assessment framework.

  • Ensure you enable; lead and/or support the development of new technology governance, review methodologies and protocols as Emerging Technologies are adopted by your organization; develop, evaluate and recommend various Risk Management guidelines while coordinating implementation.

  • Confirm you specialize; lead ongoing monitoring and effective challenge across first line processes, Compliance Management policies and processes; identify opportunities to ensure risk tolerance remains appropriate.

  • Ensure your corporation develops and maintains relationships across thE Business users and Lines of Defense to better understand and deliver Customer Requirements by responding to changes in the internal and external business environment.

  • Ensure your group provides insight and influence in determining the Strategic Direction for the development and deployment of threat detection capabilities and/or Incident Response plans.

  • Socialize and implement your organizations Information security policies, standards, and procedures and Disaster Recovery Policies and Procedures and monitor compliance.

  • Develop Business Processes and Risk Management approaches in areas as Cybersecurity, Cloud Security, Cloud Governance and compliance, DevOps, cloud Data Protection, cloud monitoring and Incident Response, enterprise Security Architecture, Technology Risk Management, and others.

  • Develop, document, maintain and support the Information security Risk Management program in line with Information security policy, practices and leading Industry Standards.

  • Organize: foundational understanding Risk Management tools (material Risk Identification, risk and control self assessments, Key Risk Indicator methodology and, loss event data).

  • Provide valuable input by supporting the implementation of effective Technology Risk Management by developing and establishing continuous Risk Identification, measurement, management and reporting.

  • Arrange that your project develops and maintains a comprehensive Security Awareness and training program and identifies, tracks and oversees the remediation of security vulnerabilities and risks to your organization.

  • Drive a culture of risk awareness, risk and control visibility with measurable risk reduction and effective reporting, and governance of risk reduction activities.

  • Support the design and implementation of third party risk operating models, identifying, evaluating, and providing solutions to evaluate complex business and Technology Risks.

  • Confirm your team serves as a liaison between stage teams and upper management by identifying issues, improvement areas, or security/architectural gaps and suggesting appropriate improvements.

  • Initiate: more specifically, corporate credit develops, maintains and ensures adherence to enterprise wide credit risk frameworks, policies, and procedures that are aligned with board approved Risk Appetite.

  • Be accountable for reviewing, documenting, evaluating and testing Application Controls, particularly automated controls on a wide range of ERP systems and Software Applications across a wide variety of client Business Processes.

  • Be accountable for consulting with engagement leadership and clients on strategic plans and other business matters, and help to anticipate emerging Technology Risks for your clients.

  • Ensure you forecast; lead cloud readiness performs control testing for new lead cloud deployments to validate appropriate security and technology controls are in place to protect data and assets.

  • Ensure you win; lead quantitative Technology Risk Assessment efforts, recommend mitigation strategies, and work with internal partners to assign monitoring responsibility and advise on solutions.

  • Ensure you account for; developed consulting skills enabling you to work with others to elicit information, to think objectively and analytically and to influence outcomes positively.

  • Govern: partner with operational risk and Technology Risk staff to facilitate the maintenance of business unit risk registers and related Risk Identification, assessment and action activities.

  • Be accountable for evaluating the adequacy of and effectiveness of policies, procedures, processes and Internal Controls and providing credible challenge to business aligned compliance partners, front linE Businesses and front line control.

  • Lead and sponsor appropriate Risk Management and leadership behaviors in support of doing what is right for the customer, people as a competitive advantage, ethics, and Diversity and Inclusion initiatives.

  • Be accountable for contributing to and leading System efforts to develop effective IT supervisory policy and guidance, supervisory activities, and IT analysis and Thought Leadership.

  • Ensure you research; understand Information security risks pertinent to its business goals and technology infrastructure and support an enterprise Information security risk program to identify and assess and respond to risks.

  • Maintain assessment criteria of applications and systems for measuring compliance of organization policies, procedures, standards, security training programs, technical infrastructure, applications and development efforts against defined compliance baselines.

  • Be accountable for assessing It Security policies, procedures, and controls of your clients Business Applications, networks, operating systems, and other components of technology infrastructure.

  • Coordinate Information security Internal Audit, External Audit, regulatory and SOX review to help represent your organization from an Information security and Technology Risk perspective.

  • Confirm your operation oversees the development, implementation, and maintenance of security policy, enterprise security standards, guidelines and procedures; develop emergency procedures and Incident Response protocols.

  • Analyze information to proactively identify risks, trends, and Process Improvements and work with extended leadership and/or tech teams to resolve or align on approach.


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

STEP 1: Get your bearings

Start with...

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

Examples; 10 of the 999 standard requirements:

  1. Why the need?

  2. What are the Technology Risk tasks and definitions?

  3. What Technology Risk standards are applicable?

  4. What are the costs of delaying Technology Risk action?

  5. What is in scope?

  6. How risky is your organization?

  7. Who will be responsible for documenting the Technology Risk requirements in detail?

  8. Does Technology Risk Analysis show the relationships among important Technology Risk factors?

  9. What is the root cause(s) of the problem?

  10. Identify an operational issue in your organization, for example, could a particular task be done more quickly or more efficiently by Technology Risk?

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 Technology Risk book in PDF containing 994 requirements, which criteria correspond to the criteria in...

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

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

  4. Closing Process Group: Did the Technology Risk Project Team have enough people to execute the Technology Risk 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 Technology Risk 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 Technology Risk Project Management Forms and Templates including check box criteria and templates.

1.0 Initiating Process Group:

2.0 Planning Process Group:

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



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

In using the Toolkit you will be better able to:

  • Diagnose Technology Risk 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 Technology Risk 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 Technology Risk investments work better.

This Technology Risk 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.