zSecure Toolkit

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Execute and maintain security scans weekly and monthly and generate reports.

More Uses of the zSecure Toolkit:

  • Manage to think along with clients and sell.

  • Develop and maintain zSecure Suite comprehensive operating procedures.

  • Provide user support through zSecure Administration tasks.

  • Methodize: audit and control principles unique to the mainframe.

  • Ensure you engineer; exposed to design and implementation of enterprise storage infrastructure.

  • Coordinate: mainframe Network Engineering.

  • Support and maintain zSecure suite of tools.


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

STEP 1: Get your bearings

Start with...

  • The latest quick edition of the zSecure 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 996 new and updated case-based questions, organized into seven core areas of Process Design, this Self-Assessment will help you identify areas in which zSecure improvements can be made.

Examples; 10 of the 996 standard requirements:

  1. Which solutions would allow the small organization to save money on hiring additional personnel and minimize the footprint in current Data Center?

  2. How will the platform and tools integrate with the legacy solution to continue Business Operations during the transitional modernization period?

  3. What are the aspects of Mobile deployments that are unique as compared to other deployments and therefore heighten security concerns?

  4. What is the average cost to a development organization to identify and correct security defects that have gotten into production?

  5. How do you protect information at the underlying operating system level from unintentional or intentional misuse by root users?

  6. What is the true cost of maintaining your existing mainframe in terms of purchase, install, cooling, power and support?

  7. When your mainframe applications are unlocked through secure access points, how will you integrate your Mobile Apps?

  8. Has senior facility/site/base management shown an awareness of the special security needs of the Data Center?

  9. What are the core changes to platform and tools you should focus on for the initial shift in modernization?

  10. Can the problem be re-created by running a single command, a set of commands, or a particular application?

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 zSecure book in PDF containing 996 requirements, which criteria correspond to the criteria in...

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

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

Examples; 10 of the check box criteria:

  1. Stakeholder Analysis Matrix: Who has not been involved up to now and should have been?

  2. Source Selection Criteria: What procedures are followed when a contractor requires access to classified information or a significant quantity of special material/information?

  3. Responsibility Assignment Matrix: Is work properly classified as measured effort, LOE, or apportioned effort and appropriately separated?

  4. Cost Management Plan: Do zSecure Project Managers participating in the zSecure project know the zSecure projects true status first hand?

  5. Team Member Performance Assessment: Verify Business Objectives. Are they appropriate, and well-articulated?

  6. Scope Management Plan: Have the key functions and capabilities been defined and assigned to each release or iteration?

  7. Procurement Audit: Are all claims certified by the officer giving rise to the claim (usually the purchasing agent)?

  8. Procurement Audit: Were the documents received scrutinised for completion and adherence to stated conditions before the tenders were evaluated?

  9. Initiating Process Group: What are the inputs required to produce the deliverables?

  10. Activity Duration Estimates: Do you think many information technology professionals have experience writing RFPs and evaluating proposals for information technology zSecure projects?

Step-by-step and complete zSecure 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 zSecure 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 zSecure project or Phase Close-Out
  • 5.4 Lessons Learned



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

In using the Toolkit you will be better able to:

  • Diagnose zSecure 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 zSecure 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 zSecure investments work better.

This zSecure 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.