Forensics and Incident Response Toolkit

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Perform and/or lead Digital Forensics and Incident Response engagements for customers of all sizes across numerous industries.

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

STEP 1: Get your bearings

Start with...

  • The latest quick edition of the Forensics and 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 994 new and updated case-based questions, organized into seven core areas of Process Design, this Self-Assessment will help you identify areas in which Forensics and Incident Response improvements can be made.

Examples; 10 of the 994 standard requirements:

  1. Do you have Disaster Recovery, Business Continuity or Incident Response plans and procedures to respond if your systems or the already stated of your vendors are intruded, compromised or disrupted?

  2. Does the Incident Response plan sufficiently address steps to take when a Cybersecurity Event occurs at a Third-Party Service Provider where data provided by the Licensee is potentially at risk?

  3. How would the use of forensic tools and techniques change if the infected desktop systems were used to process sensitive information that your organization is required to safeguard?

  4. When do you need to provide notification of privacy breaches (factors often include breach size and whether the data was encrypted and vary across geographies and industries)?

  5. Does your organization have a basic set of Cyber Resilience plans in place, including Business Continuity, communications, Disaster Recovery and Incident Response plans?

  6. Does the system allow you to do forensics on transaction histories to find other incidents of a fraud pattern or how a newly discovered type of fraud was perpetrated?

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

  8. How will advances in technology (e.g., Artificial intelligence, Internet Of Things, etc.) or other factors affect the cybersecurity workforce needed in the future?

  9. Which is an example of a managed security offering where Incident Response experts monitor and respond to security alerts in a Security Operations Center (SOC)?

  10. What monitoring tools and technologies do you use in advance of learning about a breach to detect and anticipate breaches and attempts to gain access to data?

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 Forensics and Incident Response book in PDF containing 994 requirements, which criteria correspond to the criteria in...

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

Examples; 10 of the check box criteria:

  1. Lessons Learned: How well do you feel the executives supported this Forensics and Incident Response project?

  2. Activity Duration Estimates: What is the BEST thing for the Forensics and Incident Response Project Manager to do?

  3. Human Resource Management Plan: Are vendor invoices audited for accuracy before payment?

  4. Resource Breakdown Structure: How difficult will it be to do specific activities on this Forensics and Incident Response project?

  5. WBS Dictionary: Are internal budgets for authorized, and not priced changes based on the contractors resource plan for accomplishing the work?

  6. Procurement Audit: Do procedures require cash advances to be returned by transferred or terminated employees before they can receive final paychecks?

  7. Procurement Audit: Are obtained prices/qualities competitive to prices/qualities obtained by other Procurement Functions/units, comparing obtained or improved value for money?

  8. Requirements Documentation: If applicable; are there issues linked with the fact that this is an offshore Forensics and Incident Response project?

  9. Project Performance Report: To what degree are the demands of the task compatible with and converge with the mission and functions of the formal organization?

  10. Procurement Audit: Is there an approval policy in which the final cost of an order exceeds the amount originally estimated on the requisition or purchase order?

Step-by-step and complete Forensics and 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 Forensics and 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 Forensics and 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 Forensics and Incident Response project with this in-depth Forensics and Incident Response Toolkit.

In using the Toolkit you will be better able to:

  • Diagnose Forensics and 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 Forensics and 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 Forensics and Incident Response investments work better.

This Forensics and 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.