Top 10 Cybersecurity Metrics


Monitor progress toward security goals with these key metrics.

To effectively manage security threats, organizations must not only implement security measures but also measure their effectiveness, says Isla Sibanda. This is where cybersecurity metrics come in.

This article provides a quick guide to top cybersecurity metrics (or key performance indicators) that every CISO must know, including:

  • Unidentified devices on internal networks
  • Intrusion attempts
  • Mean time to detect (MTTD)
  • Mean time to resolve (MTTR)
  • Patching cadence

These and other assessments can help organizations monitor progress toward security goals and compliance requirements, make data-driven decisions, and enhance their resilience against cyber threats, Sibanda says.

Read more at RSAC.



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