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The Gartner® Cybersecurity Business Value Benchmark report

“CIO’s seeking to manage cybersecurity investment must use outcome-driven metrics. Gartner has defined 16 protection-level outcomes that create a foundation for effective collaboration with boards of directors, CISOs and CFOs.”


“These metrics serve as value levers to manage business-led cybersecurity investments. The goal is to achieve a desired level of cybersecurity readiness that aligns with the organization’s willingness to pay for it (see Use Value and Cost to Treat Cybersecurity as a Business Decision).”

In this report you’ll see:

A guidance and metric definitions to facilitate gathering of the defined metrics;

How to instrument your systems and processes to gather these metrics for now and the future;

16 Outcome-Driven Metrics to establish a baseline for peer comparison that is very useful for guiding cybersecurity investments and board oversight.

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