Security Metrics: Replacing Fear, Uncertainty, and Doubt by Andrew Jaquith

By Andrew Jaquith

Trying to find a few counsel on safeguard metrics which are really insightful and might upload worth to the choice making technique of a Fortune 500 corporation, i bought this e-book. regrettably, i will not say there's a lot in the following that any expert details protection person wouldn't be aware of. the writer does have a five web page checklist of invaluable KPI's in bankruptcy three, yet as pointed out sooner than, any details Sec expert worthy his salt will be conscious of those. Why the writer wishes one other three hundred pages is past my comprehension, as such a lot of it's wasted with fluff and a assessment of faculty records type.

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S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC), companies could share details of their information security experiences to help each other see the overall security picture. Several practical challenges, legal concerns, and incentive failures have stalled and continue to stall this type of data sharing. Practical challenges range from the lack of common definitions for terms and metrics to determining how to share information meaningfully. The vocabulary of information security is fraught with imprecision and overlapping meanings.

We can steal much more from the quality control literature, particularly if we treat security flaws as special cases of quality flaws, assuming they are accidental, and not the fruits of sabotage. org mailing list message, “Modelers v measurers (was: Risk metrics),” January 31, 2006. 8 IBM Systems Sciences Institute, Implementing Software Inspections, monograph, IBM, 1981. 0 PUBLIC HEALTH TERMINOLOGY AND REPORTING STRUCTURE Public health tries to answer questions about disease incidence, prevalence, and spread— that is, to get the “big picture,” literally.

They are the ants at every metrics discussion’s picnic and the pushy and uninvited friends at every cocktail party. I reserve special vitriol for these two topics largely because they detract attention from more important subjects, such as process measurement and key performance indicators. MISUSE OF SECURITY TAXONOMIES A common theme I have encountered in my review of security metrics methodologies is an unnatural fixation on using established security taxonomies as the basis of measurement programs.

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