I find myself in the situation where I lost my personal playbook by user error. I accidentally deleted the VM where I ran xWiki where it was kept and did not realized the mistake until days later. Even if painful to rebuild it is a good opportunity to think on how to better organize it and put it in a more flexible format.
I Initially called my collection of techniques as playbook, but in reality they where not one. It was simply a collection from which I wold pull depending on the situation and as reference when writing presentations, blog posts and reports. To me a playbook is a collections of plays, each play composing of multiple steps that would vary depending environment and purpose. So the term playbook really did not fit. As I rebuild now I have decided to call it a Knowledge Base. By calling it a Knowledge Base this gives me the advantage to properly later build a real playbook where I can cover small samples of multiple steps and tools together that I can pull in to planning in to the different stages using the PACE (stands for Primary Alternate Contingency Emergency) principal where it makes sense.
If you have ever taken the OSCP Exam from OffensiveSecurity you have learned the importance of having a knowledge base with the right information. You also learn as you progress through the material and labs to build and hopefully not fail on the first try.Read More