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It Security Metrics by Lance Hayden

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CHAPTER 6Designing the Security Measurement Project

Metrics are the engine of security measurement, as I described in Chapter 4, but engines are not usually capable of independent motion. Instead, engines are used to power other things—and security metrics are no different in this regard. You need a vehicle for your metrics, a way to harness their power and benefits toward a larger goal. Security measurement projects (SMPs) are the organizing structures that contain and channel the process of collecting security metrics. They allow you to modularize metrics activities and create more easily manageable building blocks for long-term security improvement. Like any IT project, successful SMPs benefit from forethought and planning as well as organized ...

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