Incident Response Toolkit

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Demonstrate grasp of Business Processes and Risk Management in areas as Cybersecurity, Cloud Security, Cloud Governance and compliance, DevOps, cloud Data Protection, cloud monitoring and Incident Response, enterprise Security Architecture, technology Risk Management, and others.

More Uses of the Incident Response Toolkit:

  • Perform host based analysis, artifact analysis, network packet analysis, and malware analysis in support of security investigations and Incident Response.

  • Remain actively involved in security areas as Vulnerability Management, Identity and Access management (IAM), Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR), Incident Response, Applications, and Network Security.

  • Drive: conduct digital forensic and Incident Response investigations related to matters as ransomware, business email compromise, employee misconduct, and Intellectual Property theft.

  • Create, implement, and manage an Incident Response plan that is prepared to respond to Security Incidents, investigations, breaches, and compliance failures.

  • Support cross functional privacy initiatives and liaise with security and Technology Teams on Security Incident Responses, and in the evaluation of, and response to, potential Data Breaches.

  • Lead practical knowledge managing threat data and creating intelligence assessments in support of your Incident Response and threat hunting missions.

  • Control: partner with security investigation, SOC, Threat Intelligence and Incident Response teams for ongoing Situational Awareness, intelligence and data signals to use as input to fraud investigation.

  • Be certain that your organization complies; designs and implements action plans for policy creation and governance, System Hardening, monitoring, Incident Response, Disaster Recovery, and emerging Cybersecurity threats.

  • Ensure you outperform; lead significant SOC projects, focused on enhancements to detection and Incident Response capabilities and other improvements to core SOC workflow/process/documentation.

  • Perform Incident Response and Forensic Analysis on compromised systems utilizing EnCase Enterprise, SANS SIFT, and other related digital forensic and Incident Response tools.

  • Collaborate with other leaders to enhance processes necessary to maintain a Security Incident Response Plan, test the effectiveness of the program and coordinate Incident Response across your organization.

  • Ensure there are network and data safeguards across all parts of your organization while overseeing ongoing Risk Assessments, Incident Responses, risk remediation efforts, and implementing measures to drive security feature/control development.

  • Establish: Incident Response to manage the negative effects of an attack or breach, from minimizing the impact to altering security controls for future prevention.

  • Devise: leverage your detection platform, endpoint data, and external resources to uncover threats and tell the story of what occurred in Incident Response environments.

  • Manage and perform Incident Response and recovery, Cyber Threat Hunting, malware analysis and Reverse Engineering and develop protocols to eliminate and/or mitigate vulnerabilities.

  • Perform Incident Response through analysis of malicious data sets and publicly known exploits or vulnerabilities for the creation of custom detection and prevention methods.

  • Provide legal guidance to and collaborate with Information security, Product Security, Privacy, and other business teams as part of security investigations and Incident Response activities.

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

  • Develop Business Processes and Risk Management approaches in areas as Cybersecurity, Cloud Security, Cloud Governance and compliance, DevOps, cloud Data Protection, cloud monitoring and Incident Response, enterprise Security Architecture, technology Risk Management, and others.

  • Oversee: Problem Management perform Root Cause Analysis to identify underlying problems and drive Continuous Improvement in incident processes and identify/share best practices across the Incident Response community.

  • Participate and coordinate Cybersecurity Incident Response team (CSIRT) with evidence gathering / processing, CyberSecurity Incident investigation, attack / malware remediation, Forensic Analysis, threat mitigation, vulnerability detection, and Data Leakage prevention.

  • Interact with all roles in Cybersecurity, as Threat Intelligence, SOC, Vulnerability Management, Incident Response, Threat Hunting, Security Architecture, and leadership.

  • Manage effectively reported system, application and device vulnerabilities and through remediation and maintenance in adherence with Incident Response policies.

  • Serve as an active member of the Incident Response team by acting as a technical consultant on Information security incident investigations and forensic technical analysis.

  • Develop: in response to a crisis or any other type of business interruption, supports organization leadership by aiding Crisis Management and Incident Response teams in the coordination and execution of all Business Continuity Plans and related activities.

  • Be certain that your project uses the discoveries from the Incident Response process to make moderately complex improvements to the existing detection capabilities and security controls.

  • Apply technical skills and conduct security risk and Vulnerability Assessments and assess the adequacy of protection safeguards, Contingency Planning, Continuous Monitoring and Incident Response procedures.

  • Participate as a member of the Security Incident Response team to respond to, and report on, Security Incidents according to documented procedures and guidelines.

  • Perform tasks related to technical consulting engagements involving Digital Forensics, Incident Response, security testing and Information security.

  • Perform complex Incident Response technical analysis and develop technical conclusions based on analysis of evidence; review analysis and conclusions of other consultants.


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

STEP 1: Get your bearings

Start with...

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

Examples; 10 of the 999 standard requirements:

  1. A compounding model resolution with available relevant data can often provide insight towards a solution methodology; which Incident Response models, tools and techniques are necessary?

  2. Did you tackle the cause or the symptom?

  3. What is the recommended frequency of auditing?

  4. Who controls the risk?

  5. How can the value of Incident Response be defined?

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

  7. If you could go back in time five years, what decision would you make differently? What is your best guess as to what decision you're making today you might regret five years from now?

  8. What is the problem or issue?

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

  10. How is progress measured?

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

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

  • 62 step-by-step Incident Response Project Management Form Templates covering over 1500 Incident Response 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 Incident Response project issues be unconditionally tracked through the issue resolution process?

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

1.0 Initiating Process Group:

  • 1.1 Incident Response project Charter
  • 1.2 Stakeholder Register
  • 1.3 Stakeholder Analysis Matrix

2.0 Planning Process Group:

  • 2.1 Incident Response project Management Plan
  • 2.2 Scope Management Plan
  • 2.3 Requirements Management Plan
  • 2.4 Requirements Documentation
  • 2.5 Requirements Traceability Matrix
  • 2.6 Incident Response 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 Incident Response 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 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 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 Incident Response project with this in-depth Incident Response Toolkit.

In using the Toolkit you will be better able to:

  • Diagnose 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 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 Incident Response investments work better.

This 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.