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Guide for Developing Performance Metrics for Information Security: Recommendations of the National Institute of Standards and Technology

Friday, May 19, 2006

Abstract

This publication focuses on developing and implementing information security metrics for an information security program. The processes and methodologies described in this guidance link information security performance to agency performance by leveraging agency-level strategic planning processes. The performance metrics developed according to this guide will enhance the ability of agencies to respond to a variety of federal government mandates and initiatives, including the Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA) and the President's Management Agenda (PMA).
The goal of each agency information security program is to provide the appropriate level of protection to the agency's information resources. Information security has become an essential business function, critical to enabling agencies to conduct their operations and deliver services to the public. Each agency's information security program provides direct support to the agency mission. Information security performance metrics provide a means for the monitoring and reporting of agency implementation of security controls. They also help assess the effectiveness of these controls in appropriately protecting agency information resources in support of the agency's mission.

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