Gartner: Tracking the Right Vulnerability Management Metrics
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“Monitoring, measuring and reporting metrics demonstrating vulnerability management program performance is crucial for its success. Organizations often report ineffective operational and technical metrics. Security and risk management leaders should report metrics aligned with risk and business objectives to improve the VM program. ”- Gartner, Tracking the Right Vulnerability Management Metrics, September 2022
Many organizations struggle to implement effective vulnerability management metrics. Most metrics are not risk-based and lack business context, which limits the value they provide to senior-level executives.
In order to align the initiatives with business objectives, it is vital to track the right vulnerability management metrics to measure progress, beginning with risk reduction, process maturity and VM capability improvements
In this report, you'll find:
- Design VM metrics to cater to the needs of organizational stakeholders outside of security by including business-specific risk and performance indicators.
- Align metrics to include threat, asset and business context, which, in turn, can help improve remediation/mitigation efforts and provide measurable business value.
- Measure the value of VM capability improvements over time, with a focus on demonstrating efficiency and impact to business risk reduction.
Source: Gartner, Tracking the Right Vulnerability Management Metrics , 30 September 2022, Mitchell Schneider, Craig Lawson.
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