Security Metrics

Security metrics take a statistical look at how a system or computer on that system is faring in the battle to stay safe. Computer security is really a series of individual trials: Attempts by hackers to break into the system, the number of viruses received and quarantined, etc. The stability of the infrastructure and how it can be fine-tuned is deduced by the metrics gathered. It's not just pass/fail: Careful study of security metrics can make measures that were ultimately successful operate even more efficiently.


Articles

The New Face of Data Security Professionals: Women

A new report states that women possess the communication skills and diverse academic backgrounds needed to bolster security performance in the enterprise. More >

Phone Fraud on the Rise: Report

Pindrop Security claims that call centers are losing $0.57 per call due to fraud. More >

IPv6 Presents Opportunities and Risks

IPv6 promises improved network performance and better Internet accessibility, but many security experts say the standard also creates new dangers. More >

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Interviews

IAPP’s New Privacy Certification Addresses Emerging Landscape

New privacy threats and concerns have created the opportunity for IT professionals to fill a crucial role within the organization. A new cert addresses the need.

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Making VDI More Secure

Don't ignore these potentially serious vulnerabilities.

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Data at Home and in the Cloud

Cloud means that an enterprise must trust a service provider to provide controls at a physical and infrastructure layer, but logical controls can remain the same.

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Business Intelligence

Business performance information for strategic and operational decision-making

SOA

SOA uses interoperable services grouped around business processes to ease data integration

Data Warehousing

Data warehousing helps companies make sense of their operational data

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