Security Smarts for the Self-Guided IT Professional "An extraordinarily thorough and sophisticated explanation of why you need to measure the effectiveness of your security program and how to do it. A must-have for any quality security program!" --Dave Cullinane, CISSP, CISO & VP, Global Fraud, Risk & Security, eBay Learn how to communicate the value of an information security program, enable investment planning and decision making, and drive necessary change to improve the security of your organization. Security Metrics: A Beginner's Guide explains, step by step, how to develop and implement a successful security metrics program. This practical resource covers project management, communication, analytics tools, identifying targets, defining objectives, obtaining stakeholder buy-in, metrics automation, data quality, and resourcing. You'll also get details on cloud-based security metrics and process improvement. Templates, checklists, and examples give you the hands-on help you need to get started right away.
Security Metrics: A Beginner's Guide features: Lingo--Common security terms defined so that you're in the know on the job IMHO--Frank and relevant opinions based on the author's years of industry experience Budget Note--Tips for getting security technologies and processes into your organization's budget In Actual Practice--Exceptions to the rules of security explained in real-world contexts Your Plan--Customizable checklists you can use on the job now Into Action--Tips on how, why, and when to apply new skills and techniques at work Caroline Wong, CISSP, was formerly the Chief of Staff for the Global Information Security Team at eBay, where she built the security metrics program from the ground up. She has been a featured speaker at RSA, ITWeb Summit, Metricon, the Executive Women's Forum, ISC2, and the Information Security Forum.
Caroline Wong, CISSP, was formerly the Chief of Staff for the Global Information Security Team at eBay and built eBay's security metrics program from the ground up. Caroline is a frequent featured speaker at numerous industry conferences, including RSA, Metricon, the Executive Women's Forum, and the Information Security Forum. Caroline is a founding member of the Cloud Security Alliance Metrics Working Group and was awarded the "One to Watch" category at the Executive Women's Forum Women of Influence Awards in 2010.
Part I: Why Security Metrics Chapter 1 Why Measure Security? Chapter 2 Why Now Security Metrics Are Needed Now Part II: Essential Components of an Effective Security Metrics Practitioner Chapter 3 Analytics Chapter 4 Commitment to Project Management Part III: Decide What to Measure Chapter 5 Identify Core Competencies, Information Security Work, and Resourcing Options Chapter 6 Identify Targets Part IV: Get Started Chapter 7 Defining Project Objectives Chapter 8 Define Your Priorities Chapter 9 Identify Key Messages and Key Audiences Chapter 10 Obtain Buy-In from Stakeholders Part V: Toolkit Chapter 11 Automation Chapter 12 Analysis Technology and a Case Study Part VI: Creating the Best Environment for Healthy Metrics Chapter 13 Define a Communications Strategy Chapter 14 Create and Drive an Action Plan: The Importance of Project Management Part VII: Secret Sauce: Lessons Learned from an Enterprise Practitioner Chapter 15 Improving Data Quality and Presentation Chapter 16 Resourcing Security Metrics Projects Part VIII: Looking Forward Chapter 17 Security Metrics for Cloud Computing Part IX: Appendix and Glossary Appendix A Templates and Checklists Glossary Index
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