How to Measure and Communicate the Value of Your Security Program

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ReliaQuest’s Colin O’Connor on Communicating Security’s Effectiveness

In trying economic times, it’s more important than ever to be able to measure and communicate the effectiveness of one’s cybersecurity program. Colin O’Connor, COO of ReliaQuest, offers a new alternative to traditional metrics.

In this video interview, O’Connor discusses:

  • Why measuring cybersecurity is so hard;
  • How traditional metrics fail to translate;
  • New ways to look at visibility, metrics and context.

O’Connor is the Chief Operating Officer for ReliaQuest, one of the fastest-growing companies in the global cybersecurity industry. Over the past 11 years with ReliaQuest, he has played a key role in nearly every area of the company, helping to architect and enhance ReliaQuest’s solutions for its customer base of Fortune 1000 companies. He is an active member of the technology and information security community and has held roles with the Tampa Bay Technology Forum, ISSA, BSides, and InfraGard.

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