Gartner Research

Five Required Characteristics of Security Metrics

Published: 05 December 2012

ID: G00245748

Analyst(s): Rob McMillan


Security and risk management professionals continue to struggle with how best to report on the value and success of their activities with senior leaders. Ensure that your metrics have these five characteristics before you report.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Context
  • Characteristics of Good Security Metrics
    • Characteristic: Business Alignment
    • Characteristic: Controllability
    • Characteristic: Data Quality
    • Characteristic: Low Overhead Data Collection
    • Characteristic: "Trendability"
  • Key Facts

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