CIH Toolkit

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Confirm your organization provides advanced technical knowledge and analysis of highly specialized applications and operational environment, high level functional Systems Analysis, design, integration, documentation, training, and implementation advice on complex problems.

More Uses of the CIH Toolkit:

  • Ensure you negotiate; understand and contribute to the creation of system support documents, operational procedures, and build scripts/Cloud Formation templates.

  • Drive initiatives that improve communication and documentation of potential solutions, Impact Analysis, benefits/risks, implementation requirements and recommended approach.

  • Be accountable for working knowledge in network Access Control, Intrusion Prevention and detection systems, Firewalls, routers, Incident Response, Information security methods, and Risk Management.

  • Direct: review and take a proactive approach to false positive and work with the various security teams to tune and provide feedback to improve accuracy of the alerts.

  • Configure and operationalize Cybersecurity tool data feeds, creating reports to show vulnerability and configuration compliance scan and remediation results.

  • Ensure you undertake; lead cross functional teams and shape client expectations by driving initiatives and matching outcomes to expectations.

  • Ensure you oversee; solid grasp of effective Security Principles, Industry Standards, and practices across multiple security domains.

  • Use technical and Analytical Skills to identify, investigate, and respond to your organizations security threats.

  • Audit: group of individuals whose collective mission is to investigate Information security risks to or wrongdoing against your firm.

  • Steer: actively hunt for bugs in Splunk products through manual testing and automated tools like static and dynamic analyzers.

  • Audit: conduct data/evidence gathering, documentation and handler activities during incidents and investigations ensuring sound forensic practices.

  • Analyze threat information gathered from logs, Intrusion Detection Systems (IDS), intelligence reports, vendor sites, and a variety of other sources and recommends rules and other process changes to protect against the same.

  • Troubleshoot complex issues and provides incident resolution for all related incidents requiring escalated support or subject matter enterprise.

  • Manage work with Incident Response/detect to identify and recommend new internal and external data sources to develop additional threat detection logic.

  • Systematize: conduct detailed review of Cyber investigations reports and Case Management system to assess data/content quality, supporting evidence and the appropriateness of case outcomes.

  • Use tools, techniques and organization standard methodologies to support research, analysis and Problem Solving.

  • Confirm your design complies; directs and controls activities for a client, having overall responsibility for Financial Management, methods, and staffing to ensure that technical requirements are met.

  • Contribute to the development of effective, efficient and repeatable processes to improve the operations of the SOC and value to clients.

  • Ensure you forecast; Lead the creation and or maintenance of policies, Security Metrics, standards, baselines, and guidelines.

  • Drive: architecture efficient and effective workflow and reporting solutions for capturing, validating, and approving risk activities.

  • Collect functional and technical requirements from stakeholders to perform Business Analysis for current and future use cases.

  • Manage the balancing of service, people, change and cost in the delivery of your strategic plan and day to day operations for area of responsibility (where appropriate).

  • Develop, document and implement Information security procedures to enforce compliance with Information security Standards and policies.

  • Ensure that you are implementing best practice Security Policies that address the clients Business Needs while protecting vital corporate assets.

  • Provide regular feedback, guidance and consultation to Cyber investigative staff, offering direction and expertise to further an investigation.

  • Standardize: periodically conducts of a review of each systems audits and monitors Corrective Actions until all actions are closed.

  • Systematize: IT infrastructure, IT applications, It Security, and other functional areas to provide a risk based and solution focused perspective on security matters.

  • Perform threat hunting activities in client network through proactive analysis of log, network and system data to identify undetected threats.


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

STEP 1: Get your bearings

Start with...

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

Examples; 10 of the 999 standard requirements:

  1. Are there any activities that you can take off your to do list?

  2. Who will be in control?

  3. How do you catch CIH definition inconsistencies?

  4. What successful thing are you doing today that may be blinding you to new growth opportunities?

  5. What went well, what should change, what can improve?

  6. Are approval levels defined for contracts and supplements to contracts?

  7. How frequently do you verify your CIH strategy?

  8. Do you know what you are doing? And who do you call if you don't?

  9. What are the short and long-term CIH goals?

  10. What are the CIH use cases?

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

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

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

  4. Closing Process Group: Did the CIH project team have enough people to execute the CIH 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 CIH 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 CIH Project Management Forms and Templates including check box criteria and templates.

1.0 Initiating Process Group:

2.0 Planning Process Group:

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



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

In using the Toolkit you will be better able to:

  • Diagnose CIH 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 CIH 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 CIH investments work better.

This CIH 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.