Cyber Security Incident Response Toolkit

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Make sure that your organization uses established procedures to complete routine work in one or more Process Areas as cyberSecurity Incident Response, Cyber Forensics, Security Monitoring And Reporting, and Audit Preparedness.

More Uses of the Cyber Security Incident Response Toolkit:


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

STEP 1: Get your bearings

Start with...

  • The latest quick edition of the Cyber Security Incident Response 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 931 new and updated case-based questions, organized into seven core areas of Process Design, this Self-Assessment will help you identify areas in which Cyber Security Incident Response improvements can be made.

Examples; 10 of the 931 standard requirements:

  1. What collaborative organizations or efforts has your company interacted with or become involved with to improve its Cyber Security posture (such as NESCO, NESCOR, Fusion Centers, Infragard, US-CERT, ICS-CERT, E-ISAC, SANS, HSIN, the Cross-Sector Cyber Security Working Group of the National Sector Partnership, etc.)?

  2. Do you have an Infrastructure protection (CIP) plan, a Disaster Recovery plan (DRP) , an information system contingency plan (ISCP) , a Cyber Incident Response Plan, and an occupant emergency plan (OEP)?

  3. Do you have strong IT Intrusion and Detection controls in place, Cyber Awareness Training, Cyber Incident Response Plans which have been tested and have you performed an After Action program?

  4. Do you have a defined Incident Response team that has high level participation from all pertinent business functions and has clearly defined roles for response team members?

  5. In the past five years, have You experienced a system intrusion, hacking incident, data theft, malicious code attack, cyber extortion threat or denial of service attack?

  6. How do various engineering job roles and Cyber Security specialty roles engage to maximize constructive overlap and differences to address security for your systems?

  7. Cyber Security roles and responsibilities for the entire workforce and third-party stakeholders (e.g., suppliers, customers, partners) are established?

  8. If the liability portion of a Cyber Security Insurance Policy is a claims-made policy, is an extended reporting endorsement (tail coverage) offered?

  9. If insurers require a Cyber Incident Response Plan before agreeing cover, are you confident your organization knows when it should be triggered?

  10. Is your Information security Incident Response and management program integrated with comparable Cyber Security and Physical Security programs?

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 Cyber Security Incident Response book in PDF containing 931 requirements, which criteria correspond to the criteria in...

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

Examples; 10 of the check box criteria:

  1. Activity Duration Estimates: What is the BEST thing for the Cyber Security Incident Response Project Manager to do?

  2. Lessons Learned: What were the main sources of frustration in the Cyber Security Incident Response project?

  3. Project Charter: What ideas do you have for initial tests of change (PDSA cycles)?

  4. Procurement Audit: Is there no evidence of any external or superior pressure to reach a specific result?

  5. Team Member Status Report: Do you have an Enterprise Cyber Security Incident Response Project Management Office (EPMO)?

  6. Issue Log: In your work, how much time is spent on stakeholder identification?

  7. Change Management Plan: Impact of systems implementation on organization change?

  8. Procurement Audit: Is the purchasing department responsible for a continual review of marketing trends, particularly on long-term contracts and contracts containing escalation clauses?

  9. Variance Analysis: Are estimates of costs at completion generated in a rational, consistent manner?

  10. Cost Management Plan: Are quality inspections and review activities listed in the Cyber Security Incident Response project schedule(s)?

Step-by-step and complete Cyber Security Incident Response 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 Cyber Security Incident Response 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 Cyber Security Incident Response project or Phase Close-Out
  • 5.4 Lessons Learned



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

In using the Toolkit you will be better able to:

  • Diagnose Cyber Security Incident Response 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 Cyber Security Incident Response 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 Cyber Security Incident Response investments work better.

This Cyber Security Incident Response 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.