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9/19/2019
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Ericka Chickowski
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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.

Mean Time To Failure

Says Pankaj Parekh, chief product and strategy officer at SecurityFirst: "This is often misleading because in a modern, complex data center, individual components will always fail. It's much more meaningful to measure the degree of fault tolerance and resiliency in the infrastructure so that if any part fails, the overall data center operation is not impacted. This is the idea behind the 'Chaos Monkey,' invented at Netflix in 2011 to randomly disable a server and make sure the chaos was survivable."

(Image: Brian Jackson via Adobe Stock)

Ericka Chickowski specializes in coverage of information technology and business innovation. She has focused on information security for the better part of a decade and regularly writes about the security industry as a contributor to Dark Reading.  View Full Bio

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RyanSepe
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RyanSepe,
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9/23/2019 | 1:16:23 PM
Re: So many bad metrics...
I second this. A juxtaposing list would be helpful considering that this list covers a lot of prevalently used metrics in the industry.
peterhill
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9/19/2019 | 9:03:32 AM
So many bad metrics...
What's left?  How about a follow up on the 20 best metrics?
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