The importance of cybersecurity KPIs
You can’t manage what you can’t measure. And you can’t measure your security if you’re not tracking specific cybersecurity KPIs.
Seeing the whole picture when it comes to infosec: If you’re not tracking key performance indicators (KPIs) and key risk indicators (KRIs), you won’t be able to clearly understand how effective your cybersecurity efforts have been, or how they’ve improved (or declined) over time. Without solid historical data to rely on, you won’t be able to make informed cybersecurity decisions going forward. Instead, you’ll just be making decisions blindly.
Communicating with business stakeholders: Without good cybersecurity metrics, you won’t be able to make a case for your infosec efforts — or budget — when you report to your organization’s board members or leadership.