Security Metrics Toolkit

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Be accountable for generating, gathering, and tracking security metrics, developing scorecards for the metrics, and communicating the results Supports and participates in formal reporting related to IT Operations.

More Uses of the Security Metrics Toolkit:

  • Be accountable for gathering, reporting, analyzing, and delivering various security metrics.

  • Ensure your organization gathers and creates Information security metrics reports for management using appropriate visualization techniques.

  • Be accountable for gathering, reporting and delivery of security metrics.

  • Provide consultancy for analysis and identification of broader systemic issues based on results of security metrics.

  • Confirm your organization performs and maintains security metrics, system monitoring, Network Monitoring, security tool monitoring.

  • Develop collection and analysis of security metrics provided by Security Tools and controls.

  • Establish and maintain security metrics and reporting.

  • Capture cybersecurity metrics in direct support to executive level briefings (daily, weekly, monthly).

  • Improve control assurance by developing tests, compliance reports and security metrics, responding to internal and External Audits.

  • Make sure that your organization reports security performance against established security metrics.

  • Arrange that your organization develops and maintains a set of operational and forward looking security metrics.

  • Develop pragmatic solutions that achieve business requirements while maintaining an acceptable level of risk Security metrics delivery and improvements.

  • Pilot: enterprise Information security governance, communications, program and Project Management, and security metrics and reporting.

  • Contribute to the production of security metrics across various capabilities that show enterprise risk reduction.

  • Develop and maintain security metrics for your organization.

  • Utilize relevant security metrics to link performance and efficiency in Corporate Security.

  • Ensure you commit; build maintain and enhance the security metrics dashboard.

  • Ensure you propel; lead or lead the creation and or maintenance of policies, security metrics, standards, baselines, and guidelines.

  • Support the collection and management of cybersecurity metrics.

  • Develop and report on security metrics pertaining to the IT Cybersecurity Program.

  • Confirm your organization tracks and reports on operational security metrics and performance.

  • Develop and monitor security metrics for corporate functions.

  • Develop and maintain security metrics and Key Performance Indicators (KPI).

  • Generate and expand cybersecurity metrics to measure and Reduce Risk, identify gaps and provide Executive Management assurance of program effectiveness.

  • Develop security metrics and reporting on Security Monitoring efforts.


Save time, empower your teams and effectively upgrade your processes with access to this practical Security Metrics Toolkit and guide. Address common challenges with best-practice templates, step-by-step Work Plans and maturity diagnostics for any Security Metrics related project.

Download the Toolkit and in Three Steps you will be guided from idea to implementation results.

The Toolkit contains the following practical and powerful enablers with new and updated Security Metrics specific requirements:

STEP 1: Get your bearings

Start with...

  • The latest quick edition of the Security Metrics Self Assessment book in PDF containing 49 requirements to perform a quickscan, get an overview and share with stakeholders.

Organized in a Data Driven improvement cycle RDMAICS (Recognize, Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve, Control and Sustain), check the…

  • Example pre-filled Self-Assessment Excel Dashboard to get familiar with results generation

Then find your goals...

STEP 2: Set concrete goals, tasks, dates and numbers you can track

Featuring 994 new and updated case-based questions, organized into seven core areas of Process Design, this Self-Assessment will help you identify areas in which Security Metrics improvements can be made.

Examples; 10 of the 994 standard requirements:

  1. Are evaluation requirements, including requirements regarding the type and frequency of self assessments, audits, tests, and/or metrics collection documented, approved and effectively implemented?

  2. When it comes to software security, how can metrics be used to report compliance of standards; maybe used as a forcing function for Issue Resolution; maybe to heighten awareness?

  3. Is there a central decision about what common information system components should be approved centrally and what components should be approved locally?

  4. Are the security functions specified in the security guidelines for internet connections verified to be operating prior to connection to the internet?

  5. How does your IT Organization report on service metrics, as Customer Service feedback, uptime, and defect or outage rates, to the business/management?

  6. Do you have an executive dashboard reporting system that puts Application Security within the context of key enterprise risk and financial metrics?

  7. Do you perform annual internal assessments of conformance and effectiveness of your policies, procedures, and supporting measures and metrics?

  8. What are the ongoing metrics and Key Performance Indicators that you are using to monitor compliance with established policies and controls?

  9. Which would be one of the best metrics an Information security manager can employ to effectively evaluate the results of a security program?

  10. Does your organization evaluate how much and what kind of resources is needed for the Information security program at least once per year?

Complete the self assessment, on your own or with a team in a workshop setting. Use the workbook together with the self assessment requirements spreadsheet:

  • The workbook is the latest in-depth complete edition of the Security Metrics book in PDF containing 994 requirements, which criteria correspond to the criteria in...

Your Security Metrics self-assessment dashboard which gives you your dynamically prioritized projects-ready tool and shows your organization exactly what to do next:

  • The Self-Assessment Excel Dashboard; with the Security Metrics Self-Assessment and Scorecard you will develop a clear picture of which Security Metrics areas need attention, which requirements you should focus on and who will be responsible for them:

    • Shows your organization instant insight in areas for improvement: Auto generates reports, radar chart for maturity assessment, insights per process and participant and bespoke, ready to use, RACI Matrix
    • Gives you a professional Dashboard to guide and perform a thorough Security Metrics Self-Assessment
    • Is secure: Ensures offline Data Protection of your Self-Assessment results
    • Dynamically prioritized projects-ready RACI Matrix shows your organization exactly what to do next:


STEP 3: Implement, Track, follow up and revise strategy

The outcomes of STEP 2, the self assessment, are the inputs for STEP 3; Start and manage Security Metrics projects with the 62 implementation resources:

  • 62 step-by-step Security Metrics Project Management Form Templates covering over 1500 Security Metrics project requirements and success criteria:

Examples; 10 of the check box criteria:

  1. Risk Management Plan: Are end-users enthusiastically committed to the Security Metrics project and the system/product to be built?

  2. Probability and Impact Assessment: When and how will the recent breakthroughs in basic research lead to commercial products?

  3. Project Charter: Where and how does the team fit within your organization structure?

  4. Requirements Management Plan: What is the earliest finish date for this Security Metrics project if it is scheduled to start on ...?

  5. Procurement Audit: Could bidders learn all relevant information straight from the tender documents?

  6. Activity Duration Estimates: What are the three main outputs of Quality Control?

  7. Initiating Process Group: Although the Security Metrics Project Manager does not directly manage procurement and contracting activities, who does manage procurement and contracting activities in your organization then if not the PM?

  8. Procurement Management Plan: If standardized procurement documents are needed, where can others be found?

  9. Schedule Management Plan: Are updated Security Metrics project time & resource estimates reasonable based on the current Security Metrics project stage?

  10. Roles and Responsibilities: Concern: where are you limited or have no authority, where you can not influence?

Step-by-step and complete Security Metrics Project Management Forms and Templates including check box criteria and templates.

1.0 Initiating Process Group:

2.0 Planning Process Group:

3.0 Executing Process Group:

  • 3.1 Team Member Status Report
  • 3.2 Change Request
  • 3.3 Change Log
  • 3.4 Decision Log
  • 3.5 Quality Audit
  • 3.6 Team Directory
  • 3.7 Team Operating Agreement
  • 3.8 Team Performance Assessment
  • 3.9 Team Member Performance Assessment
  • 3.10 Issue Log

4.0 Monitoring and Controlling Process Group:

  • 4.1 Security Metrics project Performance Report
  • 4.2 Variance Analysis
  • 4.3 Earned Value Status
  • 4.4 Risk Audit
  • 4.5 Contractor Status Report
  • 4.6 Formal Acceptance

5.0 Closing Process Group:

  • 5.1 Procurement Audit
  • 5.2 Contract Close-Out
  • 5.3 Security Metrics project or Phase Close-Out
  • 5.4 Lessons Learned



With this Three Step process you will have all the tools you need for any Security Metrics project with this in-depth Security Metrics Toolkit.

In using the Toolkit you will be better able to:

  • Diagnose Security Metrics projects, initiatives, organizations, businesses and processes using accepted diagnostic standards and practices
  • Implement evidence-based best practice strategies aligned with overall goals
  • Integrate recent advances in Security Metrics and put Process Design strategies into practice according to best practice guidelines

Defining, designing, creating, and implementing a process to solve a business challenge or meet a business objective is the most valuable role; In EVERY company, organization and department.

Unless you are talking a one-time, single-use project within a business, there should be a process. Whether that process is managed and implemented by humans, AI, or a combination of the two, it needs to be designed by someone with a complex enough perspective to ask the right questions. Someone capable of asking the right questions and step back and say, 'What are we really trying to accomplish here? And is there a different way to look at it?'

This Toolkit empowers people to do just that - whether their title is entrepreneur, manager, consultant, (Vice-)President, CxO etc... - they are the people who rule the future. They are the person who asks the right questions to make Security Metrics investments work better.

This Security Metrics All-Inclusive Toolkit enables You to be that person.


Includes lifetime updates

Every self assessment comes with Lifetime Updates and Lifetime Free Updated Books. Lifetime Updates is an industry-first feature which allows you to receive verified self assessment updates, ensuring you always have the most accurate information at your fingertips.