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Security Metrics : Replacing Fear, Uncertainty, and Doubt (Paperback)

Author: Jaquith, Andrew

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Foreword Preface Chapter 1 Introduction: Escaping the Hamster Wheel of Pain Chapter 2 Defining Security Metrics Chapter 3 Diagnosing Problems and Measuring Technical Security Chapter 4 Measuring Program Effectiveness Chapter 5 Analysis Techniques Chapter 6 Visualization Chapter 7 Automating Metrics Calculations Chapter 8 Designing Security Scorecards Index The "Definitive" Guide to Quantifying, Classifying, and Measuring Enterprise IT Security Operations "Security Metrics" is the first comprehensive best-practice guide to defining, creating, and utilizing security metrics in the enterprise. Using sample charts, graphics, case studies, and war stories, Yankee Group Security Expert Andrew Jaquith demonstrates exactly how to establish effective metrics based on your organization's unique requirements. You'll discover how to quantify hard-to-measure security activities, compile and analyze all relevant data, identify strengths and weaknesses, set cost-effective priorities for improvement, and craft compelling messages for senior management. "Security Metrics" successfully bridges management's quantitative viewpoint with the nuts-and-bolts approach typically taken by security professionals. It brings together expert solutions drawn from Jaquith's extensive consulting work in the software, aerospace, and financial services industries, including new metrics presented nowhere else. You'll learn how to
  • Replace nonstop crisis response with a systematic approach to security improvement
  • Understand the differences between "good" and "bad" metrics
  • Measure coverage and control, vulnerability management password quality, patch latency, benchmark scoring, and business-adjusted risk
  • Quantify the effectiveness of security acquisition, implementation, and other program activities
  • Organize, aggregate, and analyze your data to bring out key insights
  • Use visualization to understand and communicate security issues more clearly
  • Capture valuable data from firewall and antivirus logs, third-party auditor reports, and other resources
  • Implement balanced scorecards that present compact, holistic views of organizational security effectiveness
Whether you're an engineer or consultant who must ensure security and report to management about it--or an executive who needs better information for decision-making--"Security Metrics" is the resource you have been searching for.


Publisher Pearson P T R
Mfg Part# 9780321349989
SKU 203297767
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0321349989
Release Date 3/30/2007
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Book Format Paperback
Number of Pages 0306
Publisher Addison-Wesley Professional
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