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How to Measure Anything in Cybersecurity Risk

By : Douglas W. Hubbard, Richard Seiersen
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How to Measure Anything in Cybersecurity Risk

By: Douglas W. Hubbard, Richard Seiersen

Overview of this book

How to Measure Anything in Cybersecurity Risk exposes the shortcomings of current “risk management” practices, and offers a series of improvement techniques that help you fill the holes and ramp up security. In his bestselling book How to Measure Anything, author Douglas W. Hubbard opened the business world’s eyes to the critical need for better measurement. This book expands upon that premise and draws from The Failure of Risk Management to sound the alarm in the cybersecurity realm. Some of the field’s premier risk management approaches actually create more risk than they mitigate, and questionable methods have been duplicated across industries and embedded in the products accepted as gospel. This book sheds light on these blatant risks and provides alternate techniques that can help improve your current situation. You’ll also learn which approaches are too risky to save and are actually more damaging than a total lack of any security. Dangerous risk management methods abound; there is no industry more critically in need of solutions than cybersecurity. This book provides solutions where they exist and advises when to change tracks entirely.
Table of Contents (12 chapters)
Free Chapter
1
Foreword
2
Foreword
3
Acknowledgments
4
About the Authors
9
Index
10
EULA

Foreword

Stuart McClure

Stuart McClure is the CEO of Cylance, former global CTO of McAfee, and founding author of the Hacking Exposed series.

My university professors always sputtered the age-old maxim in class: “You can’t manage what you cannot measure.” And while my perky, barely-out-of-teenage-years ears absorbed the claim aurally, my brain never really could process what it meant. Sure, my numerous computer science classes kept me chasing an infinite pursuit of improving mathematical algorithms in software programs, but little did I know how to really apply these quantitative efforts to the management of anything, much less cyber.

So I bounded forward in my career in IT and software programming, looking for an application of my unique talents. I never found cyber measurement all that compelling until I found cybersecurity. What motivated me to look at a foundational way to measure what I did in cybersecurity was the timeless question that I and many of you...