Traditional approaches to managing cyber risk typically include use risk assessment questionnaires and audits. The results of these are often interpreted with cyber threat matrices to provide a rough, qualitative snapshot of risk. Such strategies are time consuming, expensive, and it is unclear how effective they are.
Thus, there is a need for a different approach to the problem of understanding and mitigating security risks in organizations. This paper addresses the need by presenting a rigorous, data-driven method for assessing security performance from the outside.
Download this whitepaper to learn:
- Which security risks can be measured externally
- About statistical relationships between security risks and botnet infections
- Why external security measurements can be used to assess security maturity