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Published: 19 Oct 2012

How well do your colleagues in other departments understand what security does? If executives had to grade how well you're doing as a function supporting the business, would they know what questions to ask? Last year, Forrester Research found that roughly half of all CISO or equivalent roles reported directly to C-level executives, yet we still see a significant number of these individuals struggling to articulate how security supports the broad organization. Operational metrics and compliance reports reflect performance to some extent, although the scope of these measures is limited, and they rarely address the interests of the business. To meet these challenges, security professionals should use a framework to evaluate the process maturity of all functions for which the security organization is responsible. Measuring process maturity takes the conversation out of the technology world and presents an assessment of how well you approach your different responsibilities. For example, using COBIT maturity levels, you can assess whether your incident response ... Access >>>

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