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TAKE THIS GROUNDBREAKING BENCHMARK SURVEY

Security Measurement Index


See how well you are measuring your cybersecurity effectiveness compared to your peers

Why You Should Participate in this Survey

Based on internationally accepted standards for security embodied in ISO 27001, as well as best practices from industry experts and professional associations, the Security Measurement Index provides a comprehensive way to define how well your organization is measuring the effectiveness of IT security.

 

Taking the survey offers an easy to understand benchmarking tool for judging how your organization’s security measurement practices compare to those at other companies. By providing an evaluation of security measurements from a management perspective though the SMI Survey, the Security By The Numbers Council hopes to encourage the adoption of security management best practices to help make security more effective and ultimately much more efficient.

Benefits You Gain from Taking the Survey

  • Offers an easy to understand benchmarking tool for judging how your organization’s security measurement practices compare to those at other companies.
  • Provides a global assessment of IT security measurements from a business management perspective.
  • Encourage the adoption of security management best practices to help make security more effective and efficient.

Survey Results Help Gauge Your Ability to Measure Security Effectiveness

Sample report page with pie chartEach survey participant receives a composite score immediately after taking the survey.

And each survey participant receives a PDF format report that compares their answers with those of everyone else taking the survey.

 

Survey Method/Scoring

There are 24 questions in the Index.

18 of the questions are scored using the point system below for possible answers:

Answer # of Points
Fully 3
Fully Measured 3
Partially 2
Partially Measured 2
Mostly 2
Planned 1
Little Understanding 1
Not at All 0
Not in Place 0
Not measured or planned 0
Not in Place or planned 0
No understanding 0
Not applicable Subtract 3 points from total number of points and re-apply percentage

 

Scores

80% and above = A
79 to 70% = B
69 to 60% = C
59 to 50% = D
Below 50% = F