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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.

Overly Complex Metrics

Says Caroline Wong, chief strategy officer at Cobalt.io: "Before you present a security metric with a complex calculation behind it — whether it's something formal like FAIR or a customer security score that you use internally — consider how familiar your audience may already be or not be with the calculation behind the score. If your audience is not familiar with how you get to the number(s) you're presenting, you may find yourself defending the methodology and calculation more than you actually get to discuss the security metric itself, its meaning, and the action that you recommend as a result."

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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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