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Security scorecard / dashboard presents and summarizes information in an easy-to-understand graphic with drill-down capabilities and an ability to support standards and regulations of the information security industry.

The requirement to measure corporate performance is driven by regulatory, legislative, financial, operational and organizational reasons. A number of existing laws, rules, and regulations demand Information Technology (IT) performance measurement in general, and Information Security performance measurement in particular, as a requirement.

Conventionally, companies have been utilizing the Balanced Scorecard as a concept for measuring a company's activities in terms of its vision and strategies, to give managers a comprehensive view of the performance of a business.

A balanced Enterprise Security Program embraces a selected set of foundational principles found in COBIT, ITIL, ISO27001, ISO27002, ISO27005 and others. These principles are upheld only if an organization is able to demonstrate its maturity level by establishing a set of Security Metrics that can be used across organizations to collect and analyze data on security processes' performance. These metrics should be designed to facilitate decision making and improve performance and accountability through collection, analysis, and reporting of relevant performance-related data.

Security Metrics are the servants of corporate Risk Management and must support risk decision making process for the purpose of managing identified security risk. It is but realistic to ask oneself, how to quantify, classify, and measure information security operations in modern enterprise environments.

RSS Inc. offers a Security Metrics Development Service that caters to our client's needs. Our seasoned professionals have developed comprehensive and customized metrics approaches that enable an organization to gauge the effectiveness of information security by indicating compliance to corporate governance, as well as to measure the Return on Security Investment (RoSI) in various industry sectors from conceptual to implementation stages. We believe that you cannot manage what you cannot measure and firmly believe that metrics should be tailored to the specific client needs and associated industry type. Our Security Metrics Development Service:

                                        Is based on corporate information security performance goals and objectives;
                                        Will transform policies into action and measure performance;
                                        Its performance objectives will enable accomplishment of goals by identifying practices                                            defined by security policies and procedures that direct consistent implementation of
                                           security controls across the organization;
                                        Will monitor the accomplishment of the goals and objectives by quantifying the level                                            of implementation of the security controls and the effectiveness and efficiency of the
                                           controls, by analyzing the adequacy of security activities and identifying possible
                                           improvement actions;
                                        Will report how well policies, processes, and controls are functioning, and whether or
                                           not desired performance outcomes are being achieved.

The overall goal of this service is to help and enable our Client to continuous improve its Capability Maturity Models (CMM) by providing a numerically objective way of scoring the status of a particular information security item.

In an effort to accurately assess information security and its status within an organization, RSS Inc. Security Metrics will be represented as security dashboards, scorecards and will include Self Assessments (SA), Critical Success Factors (CSF), Key Goals Indicators (KGI) and Key Performance Indicators (KPI). Security Metrics are considered living and breathing entities that need to be re-prioritized and refined on an on-going basis in order to balance quantitative and qualitative measures.

RSS Inc. team will work in tandem with our client assigned team throughout the entire engagement thus ensuring the knowledge sharing.

Solution Benefits
By engaging our team to develop an information security metrics, a client will capitalize on our extensive experience and expertise in information security. Our solution offers benefits for the board, management and operations department and will enable them to monitor and adjust processes, sourcing, and strategy in order to improve accountability and overall corporate performance. It will represent real-time business knowledge as a single point of information for enterprise security management according to business needs.

The solution will deliver statistical data to identify security trends, and by applying business relevance to information, it will determine business priorities in order to support management decisions to drive changes. RSS Inc. solutions have been an integral part of successful risk management programs of forward thinking leading companies. Its greatest benefit is helping making sound and well-informed management decisions along with the ability to measure achievement, drive performance, improve and realign strategy towards goals, having a controlled risk posture and ability to allocate resources efficiently. The outcome will ensure a positive RoSI.

By bringing the external experience to the table, our clients will be in the position to shorten the information security governance maturing phase.

RSS Inc. team will provide mid and long-term plans containing milestones for implementing Security Metrics practice and related processes.