Security Operations Center Toolkit

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Perform data modelling and data prioritization exercises in order to manage and forecast storage capacity requirements and performance for solutions critical to the Security Operations Centers and Incident Response.

More Uses of the Security Operations Center Toolkit:

  • Confirm your organization oversees security operations center (soc) activities being performed daily.

  • Evaluate: partner with security operations center intelligence to ensure preventative controls are effective against cyber threats.

  • Create and lead initiatives to improve security operations center processes.

  • Be accountable for working in a Security Monitoring/Security Operations Center environment (SOC).

  • Be certain that your organization monitors and maintains performance, health, and availability of firewalls and other security technologies, products and solutions supported by the Security Operations Center.

  • Manage: team and vendor management, monitoring and management of the use of resources supporting the security operations center.

  • Create and oversee a security operations center, ensuring that security systems are monitored.

  • Lead projects specific to Security Operations Center roadmap.

  • Systematize: security operations center (soc) analysts work with a team to identify, investigate, and respond to your customers cybersecurity threats.

  • Lead: design, develop and document security operations center procedures and processes.

  • Perform investigative administration operations in support of the cybersecurity Operations Center for malware, spyware, Trojans, or unauthorized software that gets detected on any device on the domain.

  • Steer: work closely with and provides guidance/direction to the Managed Security Service and Security Operations Center.

  • Be accountable for managing cybersecurity operations, in a security operations center (SOC) or cyber fusion center environment.

  • Methodize: team with all members of your organization ensuring the security operations center (soc) and field operations are operational, and assets are always protected.

  • Provide cybersecurity operations center with contextual information to support identified incidents.

  • Develop and mature ICS Security Operations Center (SOC), identify anomalous behavior, perform data analysis, and lead incident response activities.

  • Be accountable for interfacing with the Security Operations Center to ensure incident management procedures are applied and up to date.

  • Systematize: security operations center which provides around the clock coverage for multiple customers utilizing differing platforms.

  • Audit: security platforms transforms insights from security intelligence into detective use cases monitored in real time by the security operations center (soc).

  • Support the development of Security Operations Center orchestration to reduce incident detection to response times.

  • Be accountable for supporting the security operations center in the creation and continual improvement of security alerts.


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

STEP 1: Get your bearings

Start with...

  • The latest quick edition of the Security Operations Center 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 Security Operations Center improvements can be made.

Examples; 10 of the 999 standard requirements:

  1. What would you do to ensure a rapid recovery takes place in regard to establishing temporary processes needed to support customer requests and maintain critical support from suppliers?

  2. Can the providers data center support your requirements for physical and network security, capacity, availability, operations, and backbone connectivity?

  3. Is your team better equipped to handle day to day operational security fundamentals, or to evaluate and implement next generation security technologies?

  4. Does the potential partner have a proven and documented methodology for integrating capabilities and people into an existing security operation?

  5. Are there empirical techniques that improve the trustworthiness of AI systems and degrade gracefully when exposed to unanticipated attacks?

  6. What key processes are required to take place daily, weekly, and/or monthly to support the business requests and overall deliverables?

  7. How confident are you that your organizations most important information is being properly managed and is safe from cyber threats?

  8. Which tasks do you feel arti cial intelligence can perform more effectively than your organizations cybersecurity analysts?

  9. Do you have a segmented manufacturing network that controls devices that power and run the manufacturing operations?

  10. Are the data collected and used in your SOC too sensitive or confidential to be stored in the cloud environment?

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 Security Operations Center book in PDF containing 999 requirements, which criteria correspond to the criteria in...

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

  • 62 step-by-step Security Operations Center Project Management Form Templates covering over 1500 Security Operations Center project requirements and success criteria:

Examples; 10 of the check box criteria:

  1. Human Resource Management Plan: Are internal Security Operations Center project status meetings held at reasonable intervals?

  2. Project Scope Statement: Will the risk status be reported to management on a regular and frequent basis?

  3. Risk Management Plan: What other risks are created by choosing an avoidance strategy?

  4. Schedule Management Plan: Are updated Security Operations Center project time & resource estimates reasonable based on the current Security Operations Center project stage?

  5. Procurement Management Plan: Is the Security Operations Center project schedule available for all Security Operations Center project team members to review?

  6. Quality Audit: How does your organization know that its research planning and management systems are appropriately effective and constructive in enabling quality research outcomes?

  7. Project Management Plan: Was the peer (technical) review of the cost estimates duly coordinated with the cost estimate center of expertise and addressed in the review documentation and certification?

  8. Stakeholder Management Plan: Are meeting objectives identified for each meeting?

  9. Responsibility Assignment Matrix: When performing is split among two or more roles, is the work clearly defined so that the efforts are coordinated and the communication is clear?

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

Step-by-step and complete Security Operations Center Project Management Forms and Templates including check box criteria and templates.

1.0 Initiating Process Group:

  • 1.1 Security Operations Center project Charter
  • 1.2 Stakeholder Register
  • 1.3 Stakeholder Analysis Matrix

2.0 Planning Process Group:

  • 2.1 Security Operations Center project Management Plan
  • 2.2 Scope Management Plan
  • 2.3 Requirements Management Plan
  • 2.4 Requirements Documentation
  • 2.5 Requirements Traceability Matrix
  • 2.6 Security Operations Center 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 Security Operations Center 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 Security Operations Center 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 Security Operations Center project or Phase Close-Out
  • 5.4 Lessons Learned



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

In using the Toolkit you will be better able to:

  • Diagnose Security Operations Center 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 Security Operations Center 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 Security Operations Center investments work better.

This Security Operations Center 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.