Measuring Success in Cybersecurity

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This article appeared in Cybersecurity Law Strategy, an ALM publication for privacy and security professionals, Chief Information Security Officers, Chief Information Officers, Chief Technology Officers, Corporate Counsel, Internet and Tech Practitioners, In-House Counsel. Visit the website to learn more.


Here’s a cybersecurity question I often get:

“How can I be sure I am protected?”

The query comes in many additional flavors, such as, “Have I done all the right things?” and, “Am I doing enough?” and so on.

These are legitimate questions. They deserve an answer. But, so does the question: “How do I know I’m healthy?”

Cybersecurity concerns are akin to health concerns. You can practice a healthy lifestyle; you can get regular medical check-ups; you can be vigilant in monitoring your own body. Still, the question remains, “How do I know I’m healthy?”


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