Gartner Research

Develop Key Risk Indicators and Security Metrics That Influence Business Decision Making

Published: 31 July 2015

ID: G00276149

Analyst(s): Paul Proctor , Jeffrey Wheatman , Rob McMillan


Risk and security professionals are commonly tasked with creating metrics that will resonate with non-IT executives and boards of directors. Gartner research shows that, in 2015, most of these metrics in the Gartner client base are ineffective.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Create Metrics That Are Leading Indicators With Defensible Causal Relationships to Business Outcomes
  • Integrate Risk and Corporate Performance to Support Business Decision Makers
  • Consider Dashboard Presentation as Critical to Success
  • Work Directly With Non-IT Executives to Better Understand the Decisions They Make Every Day

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