Security Metrics Management: Measuring The Effectiveness And Efficiency Of A Security Program by Gerald L. KovacichSecurity Metrics Management: Measuring The Effectiveness And Efficiency Of A Security Program by Gerald L. Kovacich

Security Metrics Management: Measuring The Effectiveness And Efficiency Of A Security Program

byGerald L. Kovacich, Edward Halibozek

Paperback | November 15, 2016

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Security Metrics Management, Measuring the Effectiveness and Efficiency of a Security Program, Second Editiondetails the application of quantitative, statistical, and/or mathematical analyses to measure security functional trends and workload, tracking what each function is doing in terms of level of effort (LOE), costs, and productivity.

This fully updated guide is the go-to reference for managing an asset protection program and related security functions through the use of metrics. It supports the security professional's position on budget matters, helping to justify the cost-effectiveness of security-related decisions to senior management and other key decision-makers.

The book is designed to provide easy-to-follow guidance, allowing security professionals to confidently measure the costs of their assets protection program - their security program - as well as its successes and failures. It includes a discussion of how to use the metrics to brief management, build budgets, and provide trend analyses to develop a more efficient and effective asset protection program.



  • Examines the latest techniques in both generating and evaluating security metrics, with guidance for creating a new metrics program or improving an existing one
  • Features an easy-to-read, comprehensive implementation plan for establishing an asset protection program
  • Outlines detailed strategies for creating metrics that measure the effectiveness and efficiency of an asset protection program
  • Offers increased emphasis through metrics to justify security professionals as integral assets to the corporation
  • Provides a detailed example of a corporation briefing for security directors to provide to executive management
Dr. Gerald L. Kovacich has more than 40 years of experience in industrial, business and government security, investigations, information systems security, and information warfare, both in the U.S. Government as a special agent, in international corporations, and subsequently as an international consultant and lecturer. He retired as th...
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Title:Security Metrics Management: Measuring The Effectiveness And Efficiency Of A Security ProgramFormat:PaperbackDimensions:306 pages, 8.75 × 6.35 × 0.68 inPublished:November 15, 2016Publisher:Butterworth (trade)Language:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0128044535

ISBN - 13:9780128044537

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1. Security Metrics Management Program An Overview

Chapter 2. Corporate Assets Protection Program

Chapter 3. Personnel Security

Chapter 4. Information Security

Chapter 5. Security Compliance Audits

Chapter 6. Security Education and Awareness

Chapter 7. Surveys and Risk Management

Chapter 8. Contingency Planning

Chapter 9. The Guard Force

Chapter 10. Technical Security Systems

Chapter 11. Locks and Keys

Chapter 12. Fire Protection

Chapter 13. Event Security

Chapter 14. Executive Protection

Chapter 15. Investigations and Noncompliance Inquiries

Chapter 16. Government Security

Chapter 17. Information Systems Security

Chapter 18. Mergers, Acquisitions, or Divestitures Security

Chapter 19. Outsourcing

Chapter 20. A Look into the Future