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It Security Metrics by Lance Hayden

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CHAPTER 7Measuring Security Operations

The preceding chapters have outlined the Security Process Management (SPM) Framework, including the role of security measurement projects (SMPs) as a component of the framework. I also spent quite a bit of time describing various types of data and techniques for their analysis. The next few chapters will dive into the details of SMPs by way of examples drawn from a number of areas, beginning with the measurement of security operational activities.

Data analysis can be daunting, as literally hundreds of statistical tests and methods can be employed to make sense of your observations. The purpose of these chapters and examples is to show you how the concepts covered so far in the book can play out in actual ...

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