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Target Security Metrics at the Right Audience for Maximum Benefit

Published: 27 February 2019

ID: G00377646

Analyst(s): Sam Olyaei , Jeffrey Wheatman


Security and risk management leaders often provide the same metrics to a wide range of stakeholders. SRM leaders should target metrics to specific audiences to demonstrate value, garner stakeholder support for program initiatives and ensure that security issues are being communicated effectively.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Create Security Metrics and Reporting Connected to Business Needs and Process Maturity That Target the Appropriate Audience
  • Tailor the Content and Presentation of Reporting to Specific Constituents’ Needs and Goals
    • Operational/Administrative Metrics
    • Project/Planning Metrics
    • Program Metrics
  • Implement Continuous Improvement; Metrics and Targets Should Reflect Business Drivers and the Maturity of Tools and Processes

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