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By Andrew Jaquith

<>The Definitive advisor to Quantifying, Classifying, and Measuring company IT safety Operations


Security Metrics is the 1st finished best-practice consultant to defining, growing, and using safeguard metrics within the company.


Using pattern charts, images, case reports, and warfare tales, Yankee team safeguard professional Andrew Jaquith demonstrates precisely how one can determine powerful metrics in accordance with your organization’s detailed standards. You’ll observe how you can quantify hard-to-measure safety actions, assemble and learn all suitable facts, establish strengths and weaknesses, set most economical priorities for development, and craft compelling messages for senior administration.


Security Metrics successfully bridges management’s quantitative perspective with the nuts-and-bolts method in general taken through defense execs. It brings jointly specialist strategies drawn from Jaquith’s broad consulting paintings within the software program, aerospace, and monetary companies industries, together with new metrics offered nowhere else. You’ll learn the way to:


• substitute nonstop hindrance reaction with a scientific method of safeguard improvement

• comprehend the variations among “good” and “bad” metrics

• degree insurance and keep watch over, vulnerability administration, password caliber, patch latency, benchmark scoring, and business-adjusted risk

• Quantify the effectiveness of safeguard acquisition, implementation, and different software actions

• arrange, combination, and study your facts to deliver out key insights

• Use visualization to appreciate and speak protection matters extra basically

• trap necessary facts from firewalls and antivirus logs, third-party auditor experiences, and different resources

• enforce balanced scorecards that current compact, holistic perspectives of organizational protection effectiveness


Whether you’re an engineer or advisor liable for defense and reporting to management–or an govt who wishes larger info for decision-making–Security Metrics is the source you've been looking for.


Andrew Jaquith, program supervisor for Yankee Group’s safety ideas and prone determination carrier, advises company consumers on prioritizing and handling defense assets. He additionally is helping safety proprietors strengthen product, carrier, and go-to-market suggestions for achieving firm shoppers. He co-founded @stake, Inc., a safety consulting pioneer received via Symantec company in 2004. His software protection and metrics examine has been featured in CIO, CSO, InformationWeek, IEEE safeguard and Privacy, and The Economist.





About the Author           

Chapter 1          advent: Escaping the Hamster Wheel of Pain          

Chapter 2          Defining protection Metrics           

Chapter three          Diagnosing difficulties and Measuring Technical Security  

Chapter four          Measuring application Effectiveness           

Chapter five          research Techniques     

Chapter 6          Visualization     

Chapter 7          Automating Metrics Calculations

Chapter eight          Designing safeguard Scorecards  




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