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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)
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What to Expect

You should expect a gentle introduction to measurably better decision making—specifically, improvement in high-stakes decisions that have a lot of uncertainty and where, if you are wrong, your decisions could lead to catastrophe. We think security embodies all of these concerns.

We don’t expect our readers to be risk management experts or cybersecurity experts. The methods we apply to security can be applied to many other areas. Of course, we do hope it will make those who work in the field of cybersecurity better defenders and strategists. We also hope it will make the larger set of leaders more conscious of security risks in the process of becoming better decision makers.