GIAC Toolkit

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Implement security systems by directing equipment and software installation and calibration; preparing preventive and reactive measures; creating, transmitting, and maintaining keys; providing Technical Support; completing documentation.

More Uses of the GIAC Toolkit:

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

  • Drive: technical knowledge in system and Network Security, authentication and Security Protocols, and Application Security.

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

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

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

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

  • 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.

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

  • Orchestrate: technical knowledge in Security Engineering, system and Network Security, authentication and Security Protocols, cryptography, and Application Security.

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

  • Create documentation regarding the identification, analysis and remediation of security threats and incidents.

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

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

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

  • Translate technical compliance and Risk Management terminology to non technical staff.

  • Assure your enterprise identifies areas where existing Policies and Procedures require change and suggests appropriate changes.

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

  • Establish: 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.

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

  • Be accountable for developing partnerships with Cybersecurity experts and organizations in order to help create secure Information Systems.

  • Systematize: you are an expert in developing network and system security solutions using current technologies to prevent and resolve network and computer system attacks.

  • Capture CyberSecurity Metrics in direct support to executive level briefings (daily, weekly, monthly).

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

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

  • Analyze and design security solutions for applications and infrastructure, and provide expertise and consulting to internal teams.

  • Ensure you organize; lead systems auditor (CISA), certified information lead systems security professional (CISSP), GIAC security.

  • Manage work with team members to enhance and enrich Security Monitoring tools with contextual information.

  • Evaluate: voice is taking action to detect, prevent and respond to the continuous flow of types of attacks.

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

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


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

STEP 1: Get your bearings

Start with...

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

Examples; 10 of the 999 standard requirements:

  1. How widespread is its use?

  2. How do your measurements capture actionable GIAC information for use in exceeding your customers expectations and securing your customers engagement?

  3. Will a GIAC production readiness review be required?

  4. Are you maintaining a past-present-future perspective throughout the GIAC discussion?

  5. What is the output?

  6. How significant is the improvement in the eyes of the end user?

  7. What are you attempting to measure/monitor?

  8. Do you combine technical expertise with business knowledge and GIAC Key topics include lifecycles, development approaches, requirements and how to make your organization case?

  9. How do you improve productivity?

  10. How do you make it meaningful in connecting GIAC with what users do day-to-day?

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

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

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

  4. Closing Process Group: Did the GIAC project team have enough people to execute the GIAC 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 GIAC 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 GIAC 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 GIAC 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 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 project with this in-depth GIAC Toolkit.

In using the Toolkit you will be better able to:

  • Diagnose GIAC 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 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 investments work better.

This GIAC 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.