Key metrics for cost containment included reduction in the cost of
security management activities (52 percent) and reduction in unplanned
system downtime (40 percent). Only 5 percent of respondents use the
length of time to contain security breaches and security exploits.
Staff and employee key metrics included a number of end users receiving appropriate training, which 44 percent of respondents named a key metric in this arena. Thirty-seven percent of respondents named the reduction in the number of access and authentication violations a key metric. The study also found that only 8 percent of security managers use user performance on security retention awareness tests as a means of measuring security effectiveness.
Spending relative to total budget is used as a key metric for security efficiency by 49 percent of respondents. Thirty-seven percent use reduction in total cost of ownership as a metric, and 36 percent of security managers use return on security technology investments as a means of measuring security efficiency.
Survey respondents averaged 10.7 years of experience and represented a wide variety of organization sizes and industries including financial services, healthcare and pharmaceutical, technology and communications, retail and the public sector.
For more information about this survey please visit: http://www.tripwire.com/ponemon/2013/#riskmetrics.
The Ponemon Institute© is dedicated to advancing responsible information and privacy management practices in business and government. To achieve this objective, the Institute conducts independent research, educates leaders from the private and public sectors, and verifies the privacy and data protection practices of organizations in a variety of industries.
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