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

Published: 31 July 2018

ID: G00366666

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


Many risk metrics presented to non-IT executives and boards of directors are ineffective. Security and risk management leaders should work directly with non-IT executives to create leading indicators that influence business decision making.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Work Directly With Non-IT Executives to Better Understand the Major Recurring Decisions They Make
  • Create Metrics That Are Leading Indicators With Defensible Causal Relationships to Business Outcomes
  • Select Metrics That Resonate With an Executive-Level Audience
  • Highlight Your Recommendations or Decisions to Be Made

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