This IDC Perspective provides a model and candidates for the top 10 strategic digital security metrics. Building a strategic digital security metrics program has been an ongoing challenge in cybersecurity for decades. The metrics must properly describe the state of the security posture of an organization while not getting too caught up in the technical nature of the environment, which also happens to be where all the risk resides.
"Many organizations struggle with describing the efficiency of their security program to executives," said Pete Lindstrom, VP of Security Strategies. "This model demonstrates an approach that operates at a consistent level with traditional financial ratios that are familiar to executives and can provide appropriate context to answer the question 'Are we secure?'"