Sharpen Your Security Metrics to Make Them Relevant and Effective

Archived Published: 13 May 2014 ID: G00259303


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There is increasing demand for security metrics that demonstrate relevance and value. CISOs can use this research to reform security metrics in a pragmatic way, developing meaningful metrics or improving the metrics you have.

Table of Contents

  • Introduction
  • Analysis
    • Identify Each Intended Recipient for Your Security Metrics, and Why They Should Take Notice, Knowing Each Person's Interests and Expectations
    • Take the Metrics That You Have, and Refine Them
    • Articulate Your Metrics Using the Language and Concepts That Your Audience Understands, Reporting Only on What Is Relevant to Them
    • Don't Rely Just on Numbers — Interpret the Metrics for Your Audience, and Provide Recommended Courses of Action
    • Appendix
  • Gartner Recommended Reading
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