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It Security Metrics by Lance Hayden

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CHAPTER 10Measuring People, Organizations, and Culture

You’ll find the measurement and analysis explored in the project examples of this chapter somewhat unconventional in their approach, especially if you are accustomed to thinking about security and its measurement primarily in terms of technology or the quantifiable, easily obtained metrics data with which many security professionals are most comfortable. Given that you have read this far, you already understand that I am no enemy of quantitative analysis, although I do think that qualitative techniques are neglected and underutilized in the security industry. This neglect is ironic, since the majority of our measurements are qualitative in nature—it’s just that the qualitative inquiry we ...

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