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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.

Growth Of Security Program

Says Ernesto DiGiambattista, founder and chairman at ZeroNorth: "More people, applications, and tools are often considered a measure of success, but this approach is flawed as it does not necessarily equate to an improved security posture. More important considerations are the degrees to which you are closing gaps in your security program, often with the people and tools you already have in place. Of course, growth might be necessary in some or all areas, but this metric alone is certainly not a measure of success."

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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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