Security Operations Toolkit

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Be involved in developing, modifying, and executing organization policies and procedures that affect cybersecurity operations and ensure compliance with applicable standards and regulations.

More Uses of the Security Operations Toolkit:

  • Be accountable for interfacing with infrastructure and other teams throughout your organization with the objective to provide high quality and low friction, security operations services.

  • Manage the security operations and infrastructure teams that detect and thwart attacks and provide guidance on new ways of addressing threats in real time.

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

  • Ensure you have broad exposure to multiple security disciplines like risk management, security architecture and engineering, network and systems security, security operations.

  • Contribute to the execution of cybersecurity operations, incident response, and investigations spanning across all functions of the Corporate Security organization.

  • Foster a customer service focus among staff in the execution of Safety and Security operations to protect personnel, property, and business operations.

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

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

  • Manage the activities and personnel of the information security team focused on product security, security engineering, security operations, and incident response.

  • Coordinate project delivery efforts with other teams as security operations, network operations/architecture, governance and risk, technology engineering.

  • Provide support for your network and security operations globally by interacting with others to troubleshoot and resolve a variety of issues.

  • Gather security operations requirements; map legal, regulatory, organizational and industry requirements against architecture designs, identifying gaps or alternative solutions.

  • Apply a leading information security framework to clients environments, identifying gaps in policies, procedures, processes and security operations.

  • Lead: design and implement security solutions to monitor the efficiency and effectiveness of security operations, controls and infrastructure.

  • Provide leadership to Security Operations Center; ensuring effective operational procedures are in place along with all tasks, activities and controls necessary to run a 24x7 SOC.

  • Be accountable for providing administrative security operations and/or training support in Information Security, Industrial Security, and Personnel Security.

  • Ensure you respond to system failures; analyze and resolve underlying problems; perform virus security operations, distribute software over the network or other similar operations.

  • Oversee: partner with security operations to develop security technology architecture, recovery and technology vendor relationship management.

  • Systematize: technical knowledge in multiple security domain areas as identity and access management, application security, security operations, and network/infrastructure security.

  • Develop and implement security standards, processes and procedures, and guidelines for the security operations processes and functions.

  • Ensure you manage advanced security analytics, data security, identity management, security operations, supply chain security, and managed security services.

  • Pilot: validation of compliance to policies, standards, process, procedures, controls and oversee enforcement efforts to ensure services are being provided with a high level of quality.

  • Provide technical consultations to the clients leads from engineering, infrastructure, development, database, security operations teams.

  • Ensure seamless transition from Service Delivery process to Operational Business as Usual processes in partnership with Security Operations.

  • Be certain that your organization protectors manage the security operations from a dispatch command center to create a localized point for analyzing security challenges and disseminating information.


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

STEP 1: Get your bearings

Start with...

  • The latest quick edition of the Security Operations 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 998 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 improvements can be made.

Examples; 10 of the 998 standard requirements:

  1. Which Cisco technology uses software-defined segmentation to simply the provisioning of network access, accelerate security operations, and consistently enforce poly on the network?

  2. Have previous audit results concluded an effective IT general controls environment related to change management, logical access and security and IT operations and processes?

  3. What are your qualifications and experience to manage the information sharing and security needs of large, complex organizations like your organization and its contractors?

  4. How might the system be integrated along with existing security operations centers and infrastructure, as security cameras, data connectivity, and display systems?

  5. What fundamental elements should be in place to accelerate a financial organizations cyber security maturity and maintain a high level once it is attained?

  6. Is the use of offensive operations a surprise, a pre-emption to an expected incoming attack, or a counter-attack to a previous cyber or kinetic attack?

  7. Does your operations teams perform live migrations of applications across sites while maintaining user connections, security, and stateful services?

  8. Which is a group of people who prepare for and respond to any emergency incident, as a natural disaster or an interruption of business operations?

  9. What is it about your business model or operations that makes you feel more exposed to disputes concerning cyber security and/or data protection?

  10. Are alternative systems or manual processes in place to continue operations if a critical system is unavailable for a significant period of time?

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 book in PDF containing 998 requirements, which criteria correspond to the criteria in...

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

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

Examples; 10 of the check box criteria:

  1. Monitoring and Controlling Process Group: What were things that you did very well and want to do the same again on the next Security Operations project?

  2. Schedule Management Plan: Is your organization certified as a supplier, wholesaler and/or regular dealer?

  3. Activity Duration Estimates: How can others help Security Operations project managers understand your organizational context for Security Operations projects?

  4. Change Request: Are there requirements attributes that are strongly related to the complexity and size?

  5. Decision Log: What is the line where eDiscovery ends and document review begins?

  6. Human Resource Management Plan: Have stakeholder accountabilities & responsibilities been clearly defined?

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

  8. Duration Estimating Worksheet: Will the Security Operations project collaborate with the local community and leverage resources?

  9. Activity Duration Estimates: Does a process exist to formally recognize new Security Operations projects?

  10. Procurement Management Plan: Have external dependencies been captured in the schedule?

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

1.0 Initiating Process Group:

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

2.0 Planning Process Group:

  • 2.1 Security Operations 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 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 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 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 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 project with this in-depth Security Operations Toolkit.

In using the Toolkit you will be better able to:

  • Diagnose Security Operations 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 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 investments work better.

This Security Operations 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.