IT Security Metrics: A Practical Framework for Measuring Security & Protecting Data

IT Security Metrics: A Practical Framework for Measuring Security & Protecting Data by Lance Hayden

By: Lance Hayden

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Implement an Effective Security Metrics Project or Program

IT Security Metrics provides a comprehensive approach to measuring risks, threats, operational activities, and the effectiveness of data protection in your organization. The book explains how to choose and design effective measurement strategies and addresses the data requirements of those strategies. The Security Process Management Framework is introduced and analytical strategies for security metrics data are discussed. You'll learn how to take a security metrics program and adapt it to a variety of organizational contexts to achieve continuous security improvement over time. Real-world examples of security measurement projects are included in this definitive guide.

Define security metrics as a manageable amount of usable data

Design effective security metrics

Understand quantitative and qualitative data, data sources, and collection and normalization methods

Implement a programmable approach to security using the Security Process Management Framework

Analyze security metrics data using quantitative and qualitative methods

Design a security measurement project for operational analysis of security metrics

Measure security operations, compliance, cost and value, and people, organizations, and culture

Manage groups of security measurement projects using the Security Improvement Program

Apply organizational learning methods to security metrics
Publication Date:
21 / 06 / 2010

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