Insight into Security Metrics

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Insight into Security Metrics

Security Operations Control Center Metrics

The security operations control center (SOCC) is one of the most critical functions of the security organization, where customer service, first response and risk management combine to provide the most visible and essential corporate security services.
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Demonstrate the Effectiveness of Emergency Response

The safety of employees and visitors is a core mission of corporate security. In light of budgetary restrictions, it is important to communicate these two key measures of readiness to management.
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Faculty Advisor: Does Benchmarking Really Show How Well Your Security Program Measures Up to Best Practices?

Our new senior management team is requesting a report on how we measure up against security best practices, but we’re struggling to find formal or accurate benchmarks, and the data we do find isn’t often comparable with our organization. I think best practices are important, but they have to be fair and accurate to be useful, and we’re coming up short. What can we do?
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Don’t Neglect Key Performance Indicators

We have mentioned balanced scorecards and KPIs, but it is useful to occasionally revisit these concepts because they can be so much a part of a corporate management business strategy. In our corner of the business, we may employ KPIs in any of several security program areas.
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Measuring Key Performance Indicators

Most of us have heard of Key Performance Indicators (KPI): they are measures of progress toward some goal that often reflect how well a business process is being performed. If you have not considered developing KPIs for your security program, I would encourage you to look at them as a component of your measures and metrics program.
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Corporate Security Metrics - Key Performance Indicators: Examples

Following are some KPI samples by way of charts that might be used in executive communications. Use them to generate ideas for performance indicators your security organization should deploy.
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