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Ignition Guide to Creating a Functional Health Dashboard for Information Security

Published: 10 December 2015

ID: G00363689

Analyst(s): Information Risk Research Team

Summary

This guide includes documents that will help you to identify what the security function should measure, design governance processes for effective data collection, present metrics using visually engaging scorecards, and monitor and communicate the metrics' effectiveness.

Table Of Contents

Overview

Steps

Step 1 of 5: Plan the Scorecard Design Process

Project Objectives

Roles and Responsibilities

Before You Start

Common Pitfalls & Keys to Success

Step 2 of 5: Identify What the Security Function Should Measure

Tasks

How to Set Up for Success

Step 3 of 5: Design Governance Processes for Effective Data Collection

Tasks

How to Set Up for Success

Step 4 of 5: Present Metrics Using Visually Engaging Scorecards

Tasks

How to Set Up for Success

Step 5 of 5: Monitor the Metrics’ Effectiveness

Review Your Performance

Keys to Continued Success

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