By W. Krag Brotby

Different books on info protection metrics speak about quantity concept and facts in educational phrases. mild on arithmetic and heavy on software, PRAGMATIC safeguard Metrics: employing Metametrics to info protection breaks the mould. this is often the last word how-to-do-it advisor for defense metrics.

Packed with time-saving advice, the booklet deals easy-to-follow tips for these being affected by defense metrics. step-by-step, it truly explains the way to specify, enhance, use, and continue an information defense size system (a accomplished suite of metrics) to help:

  • Security execs systematically enhance details safeguard, exhibit the price they're including, and achieve administration aid for the issues that must be done
  • Management tackle formerly unsolvable difficulties rationally, making severe judgements comparable to source allocation and prioritization of protection relative to different company activities
  • Stakeholders, either inside of and outdoors the association, be guaranteed that details protection is being properly managed

The PRAGMATIC strategy enables you to home-in in your troublesome areas and determine the few metrics that may generate genuine company price. The book:

  • Helps you determine precisely what has to be measured, how to degree it, and most significantly, why it should be measured
  • Describes, rankings and ranks greater than a hundred and fifty capability safeguard metrics to illustrate the price of the PRAGMATIC method
  • Highlights protection metrics which are standard and suggested, but turn into really negative in practice
  • Describes leading edge and versatile dimension techniques comparable to adulthood metrics with non-stop scales
  • Explains find out how to reduce either dimension and protection dangers utilizing complementary metrics for larger coverage in serious parts akin to governance and compliance

as well as its visible application within the info safeguard realm, the PRAGMATIC method, brought for the 1st time during this booklet, has broader software throughout different fields of administration together with finance, human assets, engineering, and production--in truth any region that suffers a surplus of knowledge yet a deficit of worthy information.

Visit helping the worldwide group of execs adopting the cutting edge options specified by PRAGMATIC protection Metrics. for those who, too, are suffering to make a lot experience of defense metrics, or trying to find larger metrics to control and enhance details defense, safety Metametrics is where for you.

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Improving resource management, for example, prioritizing information security work (such as security testing of new/changed application systems) relative to other business activities (such as nonsecurity testing and implementation of those systems) and allocating resources effectively, for example, investing in the security infrastructure, being a suite of controls that have multiple applications and so forming the foundation of a solid security structure, but, at the same time, ensuring the infrastructure is sufficiently flexible and suitable for current and future needs.

Good metrics provide useful, relevant information to help people—mostly, but not exclusively, managers—make decisions based on a combination of historical events (the context), The Art and Science of Security Metrics ◾ 31 what’s going on right now (including available resources and constraints), and what is anticipated to occur in the future (the change imperative). Management metrics and measurement practices in general are continually evolving; for instance, the Balanced Scorecard (Kaplan and Norton 1996) was considered state of the art when it was released well over a decade ago and still remains influential today.

Realistic managers should not actually anticipate the organization being perfectly secure and free of all information security incidents, but it is perfectly reasonable for them to seek assurance that avoidable incidents are (mostly) being avoided while any incidents that do occur cause minimal (ideally negligible) or, at least, manageable impacts. Management also wants to be reasonably confident that the information security measures in place are adequate to address the risks. This is a rational—if naive—question for management to pose, yet it is fiendishly difficult to answer without metrics and, to be frank, still tricky to address even with solid metrics.

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