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Remove The Mystery From Security Metrics

February 19, 2016

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Difficulty creating meaningful metrics persists for chief information security officers (CISOs) despite a decade of discussion. But without good metrics, the security organization can't hope to participate in business conversations alongside finance and operations. This report is your complete guide to metrics you can use to manage your security team and communicate your results with stakeholders throughout the organization. Here, we brush off platitudes like "talk to the business" with detailed discussion points and practical, real-world examples. This is an update of a previously published report; Forrester reviews and updates it periodically for continued relevance and accuracy.

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Table of Contents

  • Security Metrics Still Baffle Organizations
  • Create Metrics That Matter With The Following Steps
  • Use Metrics That Show Alignment
  • Recommendations

  • Take Immediate Steps To Assure Strategic Alignment

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