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The 20 Worst Metrics in Cybersecurity

Security leaders are increasingly making their case through metrics, as well they should — as long as they're not one of these.


Open Tickets Per Analyst

Says Chris Triolo, vice president of customer success at Respond Sofware: "We hate this one – it's a race to see how quickly you can close a ticket, rather than analyze and remediate or ensure we don't have a problem. This is the classic 'what gets measured gets done' problem.

"If we measure the number of closed tickets, you get a lot of closed tickets vs. measuring the number of tickets with a true incident that needed remediation – that would be a valuable metric."

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