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Knowledge Corner - Measures & Metrics

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Research & Benchmarks

   14 Effective Solutions for Creating Successful Security Programs This is Security Executive Council material  
Created By: Security Executive Council
This paper highlights brief case studies that depict solutions using Security Executive Council tools and processes. These are based on what the SEC has gleaned in the last 10 years working with security practitioners. At the end of the document don't miss 10 Tips You Can Learn from our Experience with Successful Programs.
 
   A Preview of Measuring & Communicating Security’s Value, A Compendium of Metrics for Enterprise Protection  This is Security Executive Council material  
Created By: George Campbell, Security Executive Council Emeritus Faculty
This preview of Measuring & Communicating Security’s Value, A Compendium of Metrics for Enterprise Protection covers such topics as risk reporting to influence corporate policy and behavior, using metrics in partnership with core business strategy and process, and building metrics for impact and results.
 
   Case Study: Risk Management and Security Metrics at Boeing This is Security Executive Council material  
Created By: Greg Niehaus, Security Executive Council Board of Visionary Leaders; Professor of Insurance and Finance, University of South Carolina
Here is an opportunity to get the inside story on building a superior metrics program for a world class enterprise security program. This first ever business case study focusing on security risk is being used at South Carolina's Darla Moore School of Business to introduce students to the security metrics program that is used by Boeing to improve decision making. It also provides insight into their workplace violence program.
 
   Corporate Security Maturity Assessment Peer Comparison  This is Security Executive Council material  
Created By: Security Executive Council
The SEC has established, as an initial draft, a set of corporate security maturity assessments for five different security programs. The goal is to provide corporate security practitioners a tool that can be applied relatively quickly, but also to retain enough of the core of the maturity model process to provide actionable results.
 
   Corporate Security Organizational Structure, Cost of Services and Staffing Benchmark This is Security Executive Council material  
Created By: The Security Leadership Research Institute
The Security Leadership Research Institute (SLRI) has published ground breaking results of their Corporate Security Organizational Structure, Cost of Services and Staffing survey. The full report covers such metrics as security budgets, staffing, program drivers, governance and oversight. This executive summary provides a glimpse into some of what is contained in the full report. If you participate in the SLRI surveys you can receive the next edition of the full report. For more information about SLRI click here
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Resource is for Tier One Leaders only
Resource is for Tier One Leaders only
   Driving Excellence in Enterprise Security  This is Security Executive Council material  
Created By: George Campbell, Security Executive Council Emeritus Faculty
This paper provides a starting place for security leaders who are interested in operational excellence or are considering applying it within their programs. It includes: Range of approaches gathered from discussions with a number of Tier 1 Leaders™; insight into how to achieve a critical baseline assessment of security’s value; potential measures of excellence in security programs; and a template to help investigate and identify initial targets for application of operational excellence.
 
   Enterprise Security Metrics: A Snapshot Assessment of Practices This is Security Executive Council material  
Created By: George Campbell, Security Executive Council Emeritus Faculty
This report provides a snapshot assessment on the current use of metrics in corporate security management. This report is limited to the state of security metrics exclusive of information security metrics. While our collective knowledge experiences do include InfoSec - that area of metrics development agenda is more than effectively documented in any number of excellent books and industry sources. This report specifically summarizes our earned experience from corporate security measures and metrics initiatives. Tier 1 Leaders™: Log-in to instantly receive your copy.
 
   Finding Value in Security Benchmarking - The Current State of Comparison Research in the Security Industry This is Security Executive Council material  
Created By: George Campbell, Security Executive Council Emeritus Faculty; and Kathleen Kotwica, EVP and Chief Knowledge Strategist, Security Executive Council
This executive summary by metrics guru George Campbell and contributing editor Kathleen Kotwica, examines current security management benchmarking practices with the goal of identifying opportunities that maximize the value of collaborative initiatives for the sponsoring organization and its participating partners.
 
   Persuading Senior Management with Effective, Evaluated Security Metrics This is Security Executive Council material  
Created By: Security Executive Council
ASIS just published their well funded survey of available literature on measures and metrics. The most often referenced original material in the report came from the Security Executive Council (SEC). The ASIS publication makes clear to those in the know that the SEC has been leading the industry in research on corporate security measures and metrics for the last ten years.
 
   

Security Performance Measures and Metrics  This is Security Executive Council material  

Created By: Security Executive Council
A total of 156 survey participants, including Security Executive Council (SEC) Tier 1 Leaders, answered questions about performance measures security practitioners are using in this benchmark.
Resource is for Tier One Leaders only
Resource is for Tier One Leaders only
   Security's Most Meaningful Metric This is Security Executive Council material  
Created By: Security Executive Council
These are the results of a security barometer quick poll the Security Executive Council conducted asking what would be the single most meaningful metric for the security function.
 
   What Benchmark Data Do You Want? This is Security Executive Council material  
Created By: Security Executive Council
A recent Security Barometer polled a large number of security practitioners to gather a list of benchmarking metrics they desired. It also investigated the top reasons why people want to benchmark their programs and services.
 
   Who's the Judge? This is Security Executive Council material  
Created By: Security Executive Council
Are your security programs as far along as you think they are? How do you know for sure? What is the best way to assess progress?