IT Asset Management
IT asset management (ITAM) is a key component in a good incident response process. My IT Asset Management Template helps you to keep track of your IT assets using an easy to use, colour coded Excel based template, aligned to the Cyber Essentials certification. The certification has over 39 specific questions that need to be tracked, many with multiple options, together with additional useful information to help address general IT security management.
Individual sheets cover desktops and laptops, servers & NAS, IaaS & PaaS, mobiles & tablets, network devices, printers & IoT, as well as a software inventory to track what each computer has installed. For ease each spreadsheet is split into the following sections:
GDPR Data Classification Template
My GDPR Data Classification Template lists over 60 types of personal data that you might be holding and the basic questions that need answering, spread across 5 worksheets (don't worry, 4 are optional).
The template can also be filled out to help manage Shadow IT and general IT security management. Finally there is the new 'User Permissions Tracker' so if an incident does occur you can see what has the potential to be affected. The template contains the component worksheets:
Each worksheet after the initial data classification and overview is optional, though I recommend filling out all the worksheets to truly get the most out of the system.
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Kaspersky® Anti-Ransomware Tool
Available in both Business & Home versions, this lightweight tool uses all the features of cutting-edge Kaspersky Lab endpoint protection technologies, such as cloud assisted behavior detection, to scan and block ransomware and crypto-malware immediately!
Quad9 DNS Filtering
Blocks known malicious domains, preventing your computers and IoT devices from connecting to malware or phishing sites. Using Quad9 is completely free for businesses and individuals and does not require any additional software or hardware.