June 14, 2021

Security metrics for reporting

Is there a standard for security metrics that can be used for the purposes of reporting e.g. senior management? The purpose of the security metrics is to communicate risk over a period of time for different domains e.g. asset management, identity & access management, vulnerability management, etc.

For example:

* Number of managed vs unmanaged assets.
* Number of devices patched vs unpatched over a period of 90 days
* Number of active accounts vs inactive accounts over a period of 90 days
* Number of privileged accounts
* Number of security events vs incidents
* Number of users that have completed training vs those who haven’t
* Number of users who have clicked on simulated phishing emails

Comments

new_nimmerzz

Those metrics are good but don’t mean much to an exec without what they SHOULD be

somebrains

I think a better question would be how to become Sr management if you understand Sec.

Otherwise it’s like briefing Homer Simpson about situations that case Chernobyl level incidents.

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