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Cyber Effectiveness – Money Spent per Cyber Event Day

Monday, December 17th, 2018

Cyber effectiveness is the money spent per cyber event day and it is expressed as CE = $/CED.

Why this is obvious sinks in once you think about the CE ratio.

Cyber event days - the term in the denominator - is a measure of the number of severity-one events by the time it takes to detect and resolve such events. The period for measuring CED is normally considered to be a year. Using a year for the measurement period tends to flatten out spikes in severity-one cyber events that may occur one month and are not experienced another time of the year. But we've had clients use shorter time-frames, including 90 days and fewer.

$ or spend on cyber - the term in the numerator - is all the money spent on cyber, including that spent for labor, services, managed services, Cloud subscriptions and cyber products. Similar to CED, the moneys spent on cyber are normally measured over a budget year. And like CED, we've had clients use shorter periods of 90 days and less.

Why is Cyber effectiveness - CE - measured by $ per CED?