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Emerging Trends in ICT Security by Hamid R Arabnia, Babak Akhgar

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Chapter 2

Metrics and Indicators as Key Organizational Assets for ICT Security Assessment

Luis Olsina, Alexander Dieser and Guillermo Covella,    National University of La Pampa Engineering School, Santa Rosa, LP, Argentina

In this chapter we state that metrics and indicators are key, reusable organizational assets for providing suitable data and information for analyzing, recommending, and ultimately making decisions. In a nutshell, the metric represents the specification of a measurement process that transforms an entity attribute (i.e., the input; such as a security property) into a measure (i.e., the output, which is data), and the (elementary) indicator is the specification of an evaluation process, which has as input a metric’s measure and ...

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