Security Metrics and the Risks: An Overview

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Volume-41 Number-2
Year of Publication : 2016
Authors : Rana Khudhair Abbas Ahmed


Rana Khudhair Abbas Ahmed  "Security Metrics and the Risks: An Overview". International Journal of Computer Trends and Technology (IJCTT) V41(2):106-112, November 2016. ISSN:2231-2803. Published by Seventh Sense Research Group.

Abstract -
measuring information security is difficult; it is difficult to have one metrics that covers all types of devices. Security metrics is a standard used for measuring any organization’s security. Good metrics are needed for analysts to answer many security related questions. Effective measurement and reporting are required to improve effectiveness and efficiency of controls, and ensure strategic alignment in an objective, reliable, and efficient manner. This paper provides an overview of the security metrics and its definition, standards, advantages, types, problems, taxonomies, risk assessment methods and also classifies the security metrics and explains its risks.

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Security, Metrics, advantages, Problems, Risk management.