Intellitactics announced the results of a recent survey of top information security and IT decision-makers regarding the use of business-driven metrics for measuring security effectiveness and value. The survey, conducted by San Antonio, Texas-based Frost & Sullivan using an online instrument during February 2006, polled over 80 senior executives on their interest in measuring security value, the use of metrics to quantify security effectiveness, and current practices for generating and communicating with metrics.

Key survey findings emphasize that the ability to measure value requires a centralized reporting capability, presentation of information in context, and automated processes for dynamically generating the metrics.

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