GIAC Certified Forensic Analyst Toolkit

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Be accountable for assessing and provide guidance on building and/or maturing Information security programs and the implementation of tools and technologies used for enterprise security.

More Uses of the GIAC Certified Forensic Analyst Toolkit:

  • Ensure you head; lead with expertise in analysis of TCP/IP network traffic and communication protocols.

  • Contribute to the central Strategic Direction and program objectives and communicating expectations.

  • Create/maintain workstation images and build new systems with standard imaging process.

  • Ensure you propel; lead the ability conduct frequency analysis of host system artifacts and analyze patterns of behavior to identify potentially compromised hosts.

  • Devise: act as primary support contact for Security Incidents, and provide direction to infrastructure and applications teams to initiate Incident Response.

  • Initiate: research, recommend, deploy and integrate the Security Tools and processes needed to protect the information assets and infrastructure.

  • Evaluate: technical knowledge in Security Engineering, System And Network Security, authentication and Security Protocols, cryptography, and Application Security.

  • Drive: Incident Response and handling to identify and respond to network attacks, viruses, and intrusions.

  • Oversee and help coordinate communication of corporate wide security activities to stakeholders.

  • Formulate: forensic services also, on occasion, provides Technical Support legal, ethics and compliance and Human Resources in conducting internal investigations.

  • Govern: research, evaluate, and remain current on emerging tools, techniques, and IT technologies.

  • Evaluate: Intrusion Detection, advanced computer exploitation methodologies and security threat remediation.

  • Perform follow up analysis throughout the incident lifecycle, and complete projects and tasks associated with Security Monitoring, detection, and Incident Response.

  • Manage work with developers, testers, and deployment teams to create software deployment plans.

  • Be accountable for ongoing monitoring of the security of the network and associated Information Systems.

  • Be accountable for authoring and implementation of original detection rules for various monitoring systems on the basis of current threats and vulnerabilities.

  • Control: development of custom tools to detect malicious activity at the user, host, and network levels, either as stand alone tools or as prototypes of more complex solutions.

  • Develop software installation scripts and provide Code Review for complex software installations.

  • Manage: review available surveillance data to further develop and improve the threat scenarios and use cases.

  • Create, modify, update, and maintain Python and PowerShell scripts that enhance endpoint detection capabilities.

  • Use network and host based data to drive detection, monitoring, and response capabilities.

  • Manage work with security and IT Operations at clients to implement remediation plans in response to incidents.

  • Perform periodic testing for compliance with documented Security Policies, procedures, and standards.

  • Formulate: Customer Success you strive daily to exceed expectations and achieve customer mission success.

  • Ensure you win; aid the ops watch team in response to incidents by analyzing host behavior and network traffic.

  • Initiate, facilitate, and promote activities to foster Information Security Awareness.

  • Organize: technical knowledge in System And Network Security, authentication and Security Protocols, and Application Security.

  • Maintain, update, monitor all workstations, Application Software and/or virtualized technologies in support of assigned tasks.

  • Perform Root Cause Analysis so you can continuously improve your prevention, reaction, and remediation of incidents.

  • Perform advanced Forensic Analysis of suspected mobile system malicious activity.


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

STEP 1: Get your bearings

Start with...

  • The latest quick edition of the GIAC Certified Forensic Analyst 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 997 new and updated case-based questions, organized into seven core areas of Process Design, this Self-Assessment will help you identify areas in which GIAC Certified Forensic Analyst improvements can be made.

Examples; 10 of the 997 standard requirements:

  1. What additional tools could be useful to analyse the effectiveness of cyber Incident Response and recovery activities and the severity, impact and root cause of cyber incidents?

  2. Do you share your insights and expertise about automated malware processing and defensive practices which support Forensic Analysis, investigations and identify root cause?

  3. 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?

  4. Is your organization doing or planning to do any type of similar integration between an endpoint forensics solution and other types of Security Analytics systems?

  5. How to construct high quality Data Analysis tools that are easy to modify and customize, and yet at the same time are able to handle data in the terabyte range?

  6. Have you formally reviewed the appropriateness of the parameters used for identification of inputs and outputs for your transaction monitoring system?

  7. Have you adopted a risk based approach to the identification of new customers, and is it sufficiently rigorous in identifying the relevant risks?

  8. Should the subsequent analysis follow formal forensics methodology, or should the team perform live analysis of the affected systems?

  9. How would the forensic activities change if it was determined that an unknown individual had been seen deploying the access point?

  10. Can a valuation analyst be the one to suggest the approaches and methods to be used and the extent of the procedures to be used?

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 GIAC Certified Forensic Analyst book in PDF containing 997 requirements, which criteria correspond to the criteria in...

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

  • 62 step-by-step GIAC Certified Forensic Analyst Project Management Form Templates covering over 1500 GIAC Certified Forensic Analyst project requirements and success criteria:

Examples; 10 of the check box criteria:

  1. Lessons Learned: How closely did deliverables match what was defined within the GIAC Certified Forensic Analyst project Scope?

  2. Schedule Management Plan: Does the Resource Management plan include a personnel development plan?

  3. Source Selection Criteria: When and what information can be considered with offerors regarding past performance?

  4. Probability and Impact Assessment: What will be the likely political situation during the life of the GIAC Certified Forensic Analyst project?

  5. Variance Analysis: What is the incurrence of actual indirect costs in excess of budgets, by element of expense?

  6. Milestone List: Describe the concept of the technology, product or service that will be or has been developed. How will it be used?

  7. Probability and Impact Assessment: What is the GIAC Certified Forensic Analyst Project Managers level of commitment and professionalism?

  8. Risk Audit: What are the strategic implications with clients when auditors focus audit resources based on business-level risks?

  9. Stakeholder Management Plan: Do all stakeholders know how to access this repository and where to find the GIAC Certified Forensic Analyst project documentation?

  10. Human Resource Management Plan: Have all documents been archived in a GIAC Certified Forensic Analyst project repository for each release?

Step-by-step and complete GIAC Certified Forensic Analyst Project Management Forms and Templates including check box criteria and templates.

1.0 Initiating Process Group:

  • 1.1 GIAC Certified Forensic Analyst project Charter
  • 1.2 Stakeholder Register
  • 1.3 Stakeholder Analysis Matrix

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 GIAC Certified Forensic Analyst 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 GIAC Certified Forensic Analyst project or Phase Close-Out
  • 5.4 Lessons Learned



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

In using the Toolkit you will be better able to:

  • Diagnose GIAC Certified Forensic Analyst 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 GIAC Certified Forensic Analyst 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 GIAC Certified Forensic Analyst investments work better.

This GIAC Certified Forensic Analyst All-Inclusive Toolkit enables You to be that person.


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