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Keeping a Strong Security Metrics Framework Strong
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tdsan,
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3/31/2020 | 9:42:09 AM
Great post and valid points
Tip 2: Stay alert and attuned. Don't just report metrics — analyze, understand, monitor, and adjust them

I do think this is the most important aspect of the post (I do like the areas where you indirectly referred to staying vigiliant and ready). This is a sliding scale that should be adjusted all the time and carefully looking at the metrics to help with this process is essential (basically using a SIEM or brain to capture information and format the data in a way where it makes sense).

But I have to be the bearer of bad news, companies are doing that (again, not all but a large majority of organizations, those who have been hacked - https://www.csis.org/programs/technology-policy-program/significant-cyber-incidents. There is something called Actionable intelligence where the metrics are used to determine if there is a problem and determines what can be done but we need to start looking beyond the numbers and metrics and look into "Prescriptive" security methods where the data is prioritized, listed and categorized where the SIEM solution or some other automated tool can run programs to modify parameters in a networked device. We need to be able to reach that level of potential before the threat becomes a reality.

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We need to be able to tie in all of these sources of data to create a "Sentinel" to identify, analyze, prioritize, react, and learn.

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2/12/2020 | 4:32:43 PM
Using Metrics to Assess Controls
Using metrics to help assess the effectiveness of controls is a great tip for auditors. As auditors, we can sometimes face difficult conversations when control owners are having trouble processing shortcomings of a control(s). By matching the control to a metric, we maybe able to better help them understand our view. 


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