Posts Tagged ‘effectiveness’

Cyber Effectiveness and the CED KPI

Thursday, November 22nd, 2018

Cyber effectiveness and the CED KPI - and its Cyber Event Days Key Performance Indicator - are inextricably linked with one another.

Improving one improves the other - CED improvements result in better cyber effectiveness.

In fact it is Cyber Event Days - the KPI - which reveals the diagnostic of what to do next to improve the effectiveness of Cyber programs, but if only you know what to look for and how to use it.

  • For some, CED KPI measures are in the low single digits.
  • For others CED measures are in the tens-of-thousands.
  • But for most, CED measures are mostly between the two extremes.

So what is this CED (Cyber Event Days) KPI?

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Cyber Security Operating Models and Cyber Effectiveness

Monday, May 21st, 2018

Cyber Security Operating Models and Cyber Effectiveness.

Operating Models for Cyber Security

An operating model involves all the resources available to an organization to operate: it is used to express how companies deliver value to stakeholders and customers, it beneficiaries, and how organizations are structured to operate day-to-day.

As such, operating models are an expression of the effectiveness and efficiency of the use and allocation of resources to achieve stated aims and objectives.

When it comes to cyber security the common aims and objectives often include:

  • Keeping the name of the CEO and the company out of the limelight for having been 'compromised'
  • Staying ahead of the attacks and vulnerabilities to achieve the above
  • Engaging risk-appropriate controls to accelerate digital transformation projects

These are a few of the common objectives for cyber security.

Others are those normally associated with its measures, such as rates of patches applied, numbers of data loss/compromise events, and number of unresolved cyber event sequences among others.

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