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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 programmatic 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
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13 Digit ISBN
9780071070904
Publication Year
2010
Authors
HAYDEN
Book Edition
N/A
Book Binding Type
SOFTCOVER
Number of pages
408
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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 programmatic 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
Part I: Introducing Security Metrics


Chapter 1. What is A Security Metric?

Chapter 2. Designing Effective Security Metrics

Chapter 3. Understanding Data

Case Study I: In Search of Enterprise Metrics



Part II: Implementing Security Metrics

Chapter 4. The Security Process Management Framework

Chapter 5. Analyzing Security Metrics Data

Chapter 6. Designing the Security Measurement Project

Case Study II: Normalizing tool data in a security posture assessment



Part III: Exploring Security Measurement Projects

Chapter 7. Measuring Security Operations

Chapter 8. Measuring Compliance and Conformance

Chapter 9. Measuring Security Cost and Value

Chapter 10. Measuring People, Organizations, and Culture

Case Study III: Web Application Vulnerabilities



Part IV: Beyond Security Metrics

Chapter 11. The Security Improvement Program

Chaper 12. Learning Security: Different Context for Security Process Management

Case Study IV: Getting Management Buy-In For a Metrics Program
Lance Hayden, Ph.D. works for Cisco Systems, developing and managing security consulting services and contributing to new security product initiatives.
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