Security leaders recently moved out of the data center and got a seat at the boardroom table. They’re now expected to provide a clear and realistic view into their enterprise security posture and provide strategic guidance that supports corporate governance and business goals.

Reality matters. The threats are real. Companies should consider themselves already compromised and approach the challenge by identifying points of exposure – quickly, with confidence, and in a way that’s easy to report and understand. Scanning and logging isn’t going to meet the need. Chasing after vulnerabilities through mountains of data is not going to get them to the boardroom meeting on time. Security leaders need to assess, measure and test – and provide metrics in a way that instills confidence and allows them to focus on the parts of their jobs that matter most.

To survive this shift, CISOs must be able to communicate security metrics clearly and meaningfully to executives, organizational leaders, outside auditors and other people in charge of keeping a tight ship and ensuring that the company is resilient against attacks that can lead to losses of information and customer confidence in the brand.

Last month, Core Security sponsored a webcast entitled “The Numbers Game: Tracking Security Metrics that Matter,” hosted by Ed Ferrara, principal research analyst at Forrester. Scroll down to check it out.

Topics covered in the webcast include:

-        Thinking like a CEO or CFO

-        Building security metrics that that resonate with business leadership

-        Seven key metrics that can help you secure business alignment

-        Recommended steps for moving forward

In the second half of the webcast Mike Yaffe, director of enterprise marketing at Core, introduces CORE INSIGHT – an automated security test and measurement solution that provides CISOs with continuous assessments of threat to business assets by proactively identifying security exposures enterprise-wide. Mike explains how CORE INSIGHT equips CISOs with clear security metrics in context of their specific business structure and terminology.

Click below to access the presentation and learn how you can identify threats with confidence and get the rest of your job done. You can also download a PDF of the slide deck here.