How to Measure Anything in Cybersecurity Risk

How to Measure Anything in Cybersecurity Risk

A ground shaking exposé on the failure of popular cyber risk management methods 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. Discover the shortcomings of cybersecurity’s “best practices” Learn which risk management approaches actually create risk Improve your current practices with practical alterations Learn which methods are beyond saving, and worse than doing nothing Insightful and enlightening, this book will inspire a closer examination of your company’s own risk management practices in the context of cybersecurity. The end goal is airtight data protection, so finding cracks in the vault is a positive thing?as long as you get there before the bad guys do. How to Measure Anything in Cybersecurity Risk is your guide to more robust protection through better quantitative processes, approaches, and techniques.

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Praise for How to Measure Anything in Cybersecurity Risk

“I am excited to see a new method of risk management emerging from this book. Shifting from purely qualitative judgments and simplifications to a proven quantitative model that leverages measurements and the expertise of security professionals holds the promise for dramatically shifting how we manage cyber risk.”
?Patrick Heim, head of Trust & Security, Dropbox; former chief trust officer, Salesforce.com

“A refreshing voice of reason in cybersecurity risk management. Richard and Douglas successfully rise above noisy security best practices and flashy methods; practitioners have a lot to gain from the clarity within this book’s pages.”
?Vinnie Liu, partner at Bishop Fox; author of Hacking Exposed; former NSA

“Cybersecurity has become one of the biggest risks facing companies today. There is a need to provide the tools and information for a CISO to become more of a chief information risk officer so they are better able to identify and prioritize risk, allocate resources, and develop effective risk mitigation strategies. This book helps to fill that need.”
?Steve Katz, the first CISO

“At a time when forecasts tell you a great deal about the forecaster but nothing about the future, comes a practical guide for capturing and articulating risk in the board room with great success.”
?Tim McKnight, CISO, GE; former CISO, Fidelity –This text refers to the hardcover edition.

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Praise for How to Measure Anything in Cybersecurity Risk

“I am excited to see a new method of risk management emerging from this book. Shifting from purely qualitative judgments and simplifications to a proven quantitative model that leverages measurements and the expertise of security professionals holds the promise for dramatically shifting how we manage cyber risk.”
–Patrick Heim, head of Trust & Security, Dropbox; former chief trust officer, Salesforce.com

“A refreshing voice of reason in cybersecurity risk management. Richard and Douglas successfully rise above noisy security best practices and flashy methods; practitioners have a lot to gain from the clarity within this book’s pages.”
–Vinnie Liu, partner at Bishop Fox; author of Hacking Exposed; former NSA

“Cybersecurity has become one of the biggest risks facing companies today. There is a need to provide the tools and information for a CISO to become more of a chief information risk officer so they are better able to identify and prioritize risk, allocate resources, and develop effective risk mitigation strategies. This book helps to fill that need.”
–Steve Katz, the first CISO

“At a time when forecasts tell you a great deal about the forecaster but nothing about the future, comes a practical guide for capturing and articulating risk in the board room with great success.”
–Tim McKnight, CISO, GE; former CISO, Fidelity –This text refers to the hardcover edition.

About the Author

DOUGLAS W. HUBBARD is the inventor of Applied Information Economics (AIE), an internationally recognized expert in measurement and quantitative decision analysis, and best-selling author of How to Measure Anything, Third Edition, and The Failure of Risk Management.

RICHARD SEIERSEN is general manager of Cyber Security & Privacy at GE Healthcare. He has more than twenty years of experience in such areas as cybersecurity; governance, risk and compliance (GRC); and analytics. –This text refers to the hardcover edition.

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#155,071 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store) #21 in Computer & Internet Law #22 in Science & Technology Law (Kindle Store) #24 in Science & Technology Law (Books)

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