Security Metrics Management

Security Metrics Management

How to Manage the Costs of an Assets Protection Program

1st Edition - November 30, 2005

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  • Authors: Gerald Kovacich, Gerald Kovacich
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080492261
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780750678995

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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.

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

Table of Contents

  • 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

Product details

  • No. of pages: 352
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Butterworth-Heinemann 2005
  • Published: November 30, 2005
  • Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080492261
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780750678995

About the Authors

Gerald Kovacich

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 the Information Warfare Technologist, Northrop Grumman Corporation to pursue a career as an international consultant, lecturer and writer.

Affiliations and Expertise

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

Gerald Kovacich

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 the Information Warfare Technologist, Northrop Grumman Corporation to pursue a career as an international consultant, lecturer and writer.

Affiliations and Expertise

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

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