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Security Metrics Management : How to Manage the Costs of an Assets Protection Program - Gerald L. Kovacich

Security Metrics Management

How to Manage the Costs of an Assets Protection Program


Published: 15th December 2005
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Security metrics is the application of quantitative, statistical, and/or mathematical analyses to measuring security functional trends and workload. In other words, tracking what each function is doing in terms of level of effort (LOE), costs, and productivity. Security metrics management is the managing of an assets protection program and related security functions through the use of metrics. It can be used where managerial tasks must be supported for such purposes as supporting the security professional's position on budget matters, justifying the cost-effectiveness of decisions, determining the impact of downsizing on service and support to customers, etc.
Security Metrics Management is designed to provide basic guidance to security professionals so that they can 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, justify budget and use trend analyses to develop a more efficient and effective assets protection program.

- Over 100 checklists, flowcharts, and other illustrations depict examples of security metrics and how to use them
- Drawings, model processes, model procedures and forms enable the reader to immediately put concepts to use in a practical application
- Provides clear direction on how to meet new business demands on the Security Professional

Section I: Introduction to the Role of the Security Professionals and Security Metrics Management

Chapter 1: The Security Profession and Its Role in Supporting Business and Government Agency Assets Protection Needs
Chapter 2: Management and a Security Metrics Foundation
Chapter 3: Policies, Procedures, Processes, Plans, and Projects
Chapter 4: Security Metrics Management Program ??? An Overview
Chapter 5: Case Study: Measuring Costs of Security
Chapter 6: Case Study: Six Sigma

Section II: Administrative Security

Chapter 7: Information Security
Chapter 8: Personnel Security
Chapter 9: Security Education & Awareness Training
Chapter 10: Security Compliance Audits
Chapter 11: Surveys and Risk Management
Chapter 12: Corporate Assets Protection Program
Chapter 13: Contingency Planning

Section III: Physical Security

Chapter 14: Guard Force
Chapter 15: Technical Security Systems
Chapter 16: Locks and Keys
Chapter 17: Fire Protection
Chapter 18: Executive Protection
Chapter 19: Event Security

Section IV: Security Operations

Chapter 20: Investigations & Non-Compliance Inquiries
Chapter 21: Government Security
Chapter 22: Information Systems Security
Chapter 23: Mergers & Acquisitions Security
Chapter 24: Outsourcing

Section V: The Security Profession and Metrics Management in the Future

Chapter 25: Preparing Now to Support Future Business Needs
Chapter 26: Security Metrics Management Technology of the Future and How to Prepare Now to Use It

ISBN: 9780080492261
ISBN-10: 0080492266
Format: PDF
Language: English
Published: 15th December 2005
Publisher: Elsevier Science