IT Security Template

Modernize and streamline critical IT security, governance, and compliance protocols with ease through Wrike's IT template.
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Ensure security and accelerate audits

IT teams can integrate this intuitive template into their workflows to better protect important data and ensure compliance with necessary governance guidelines. With this template, you can ensure your business can: 

  • Clearly define standardized rules with which to comply 
  • Evaluate where compliance stands for each project or asset 
  • Easily cover both national and international standards (ISO, NIST, FIPS, etc.)
  • Streamline organizational processes and provide clear visibility into the audit progress

How IT teams benefit from this template

If standards aren’t consolidated

If standards aren’t consolidated

Whether internal or external, compliance depends on your teams being aligned on which standards to follow.
Deliver one source of truth for your standards. Ensure security through a unified set of procedures.

Undefined audit procedures

Undefined audit procedures

Poorly defined or inadequately planned audits can lead to significant delays and errors. This leads to problems with security and efficiency.
Wrike’s IT security policy template helps you easily manage and organize standards for each audit within a unified workflow.

Issues tracking compliance

Issues tracking compliance

Lack of clear visibility into the status of each policy, control, or sub-category can waste valuable time and exacerbate risk.
Use Wrike’s intuitive dashboards to provide full, real-time visibility of compliance statuses across multiple teams.

Ensure compliance and accelerate audits

Ensure compliance and accelerate audits

Ensure compliance and accelerate audits

How to use Wrike’s IT security template

Once you’ve integrated and loaded the template into your active workspace, you’ll notice it includes several prestructured folders that’ll help you get started right away. This section will demonstrate how to: 

  • Organize and consolidate standards, controls, and categories into folders
  • Utilize custom workflows to easily track and share status updates
  • Set up custom fields to clearly organize your categories, sub-categories, and controls for each standard
  • View complete reports that provide full, real-time visibility into audit controls and progress

Step 1: Defining standards

First things first — to check for security compliance, you'll need to define the compliance requirements. 

Find a set of baseline specifications for your security processes, and integrate the security standards’ controls and sub-controls into the template’s folders. Utilize the template's custom fields to categorize item types as needed.  

The template provides both an internal and external standards folder. 

  • External standards are globally available rules, often used as a general guideline or definition across the industry. Users often need to pay in order to access the details of these standards' specifications. 
  • Internal standards are criteria built in-house and thus require no purchase or cost. They often involve unique requirements and preferences based on each organization's security and governance needs while complementing the organization's external standards. 

Step 2: Running audits

Once you've defined and chosen your standards, along with their categories and controls, it’s time to kick off the audit. To start managing the audit within Wrike, you can duplicate your desired standards of choice and add them to the “Audit Execution” folder. 

You may choose to duplicate and add as many standards as needed for your audit. 

In our template, we've segmented audits based on the year conducted. 

If you're set with the standards and policies you need for your audit, you can begin following the instructions for each category and control based on their specific requirements for evaluation. As you progress, you can alter each item's custom status to track their progress, as well as the state or level of compliance. 

Step 3: Reviewing progress 

Once audits are underway or completed, the template’s two dashboards and two reports provide full visibility into the audit's controls, statuses, and general progress. 

This template includes the following: 

  • (Report) Audit Controls Count by Status – An overall count of all controls and which stage they’re in
  • (Dashboard) Audit Controls Tracker – A quick, bird's-eye view on the various assessments or audits underway
  • (Report) Audit Progress by Assignee – A convenient way for managers to view audits underway by assignee and the status of their work
  • (Dashboard) My Audit Work View – A user-specific view for individual assignees to utilize as they progress through assessments and controls to audit against

Make Wrike work for you

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Wrike is highly customizable and adjustable to meet the unique needs of each team that’s using it. Try out the many different features within Wrike to accelerate your processes and workflow today. 

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