- Paperback: 432 pages
- Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education; 1 edition (November 10, 2011)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0071744002
- ISBN-13: 978-0071744003
- Product Dimensions: 7.4 x 0.8 x 9.1 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 7 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #625,722 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Security Metrics, A Beginner's Guide 1st Edition
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About the Author
Caroline Wong, CISSP, was formerly the Chief of Staff for the Global Information Security Team at eBay and built eBay’s security metrics program from the ground up. Caroline is a frequent featured speaker at numerous industry conferences, including RSA, Metricon, the Executive Women’s Forum, and the Information Security Forum. Caroline is a founding member of the Cloud Security Alliance Metrics Working Group and was awarded the “One to Watch” category at the Executive Women’s Forum Women of Influence Awards in 2010.
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- Lisa Lee, an Information Security Professional
Every once in a while we get to read something that is so startlingly clear that we wonder why it took so long for somebody to write it. It isn't that we didn't know each step, it's we needed somebody to put the steps in order so we can get where we want to go. Caroline articulates where we want to go in a well thought out, logical, calculated and justifiable manner. Caroline provides the objective, justification and process for creating an exquisitely managed security metric program. She provides the justification for metrics, the approach to meaningful analysis, the process for defining and executing the project. The she demonstrates how to assure that management gets the right information at the right time.
My only problem with this book is that the title suggests that it's not for seasoned or experienced security professionals. This is not just a beginner's guide; rather it is a practical and well-thought out roadmap for implementing a security metric program. Caroline even provides templates and checklists to support such a program. With this book in hand security teams are well armed to comply with the maxim: you have to measure it in order to manage it.
I have had the luck to meet and hear Caroline Wong. When I read this book, I can hear Caroline's voice. It is true to her voice. Go search Caroline Wong on Youtube and then buy the book.