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Data Needs for Network Security Metrics: A Measure and Manage Approach

This article describes the data needed to plan network security, particularly related to acquiring and deploying network sensors systems.

Software Engineering Institute


This article describes the data that is needed to evaluate the benefits from network security systems such as sensors. The needs have been identified on the basis of modeling and analyses done to estimate these benefits. the data items are described in detail, and the rationale for collecting them is also discussed. The article describes how the data can be used to help improve managerial decisions regarding network security.