Security Metrics Management

1st Edition

How to Manage the Costs of an Assets Protection Program

Authors:

  • Gerald Kovacich
  • Gerald Kovacich
  • Edward Halibozek
  • Security Metrics Management

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    Description

    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.

    Key Features

    - 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

    Readership

    PRIMARY MARKET: (audience) Security Managers, Security Consultants, other Security Professionals SECONDARY MARKET: (audience) Students in security and business programs

    Details

    No. of pages:
    352
    Language:
    English
    Copyright:
    © 2006
    Published:
    Imprint:
    Butterworth-Heinemann
    Print ISBN:
    9780750678995
    Electronic ISBN:
    9780080492261

    About the authors

    Gerald Kovacich

    Dr. Kovacich has over 40 years of security, criminal and civil investigations, anti-fraud, information warfare, and information systems security experience in both government as a special agent and as a manager in international corporations. Dr. Kovacich currently resides on an island in Washington state where he continues to write, lecture and conduct research relative to information systems security, information warfare defensive and offensive operations, high-technology crime and techno-terrorism.

    Affiliations and Expertise

    Security consultant, lecturer, and author, Oak Harbor, WA, USA

    Gerald Kovacich

    Dr. Kovacich has over 40 years of security, criminal and civil investigations, anti-fraud, information warfare, and information systems security experience in both government as a special agent and as a manager in international corporations. Dr. Kovacich currently resides on an island in Washington state where he continues to write, lecture and conduct research relative to information systems security, information warfare defensive and offensive operations, high-technology crime and techno-terrorism.

    Affiliations and Expertise

    Security consultant, lecturer, and author, Oak Harbor, WA, USA

    Edward Halibozek

    Edward P. Halibozek is currently a corporate vice president of security for a Fortune 100 company headquartered in Los Angeles, California. He holds a Master of Science in Criminal Justice and an MBA in business. Mr. Halibozek is an experienced lecturer and has written and published many articles, papers, plans, policies and procedures related to corporate security. Mr. Halibozek is the former Chairperson for the Aerospace Industries Association, Industrial Security Committee and is a member of the Board of Directors for the Chief Special Agents Association in Los Angeles California. Mr. Halibozek served for four years as an Industry member to the National Industrial Security Program Policy Advisory Committee (NISPPAC).

    Affiliations and Expertise

    Former Corporate VP of Security for a Fortune 100 company, Los Angeles, CA, USA