DLP program maturity levels may need to change to meet your organizational needs – but how can you adapt them to your enterprise, your needs, and your evolving cybersecurity challenges? Putting real-world parameters around the numerical system for measuring maturity is always one of the first tasks for any process maturity assessment.
Clearly defining the metrics measurement tool avoids common issues, where measuring maturity can devolve into capturing an arbitrary number that represents an organization’s “feeling” about its process maturity rather than providing a defendable metric that has a firm and clear definition. Unclear definitions can damage an assessment’s value and accuracy, turning it into an easily disputed point of contention rather than a valuable and concrete tool for strategic cybersecurity decision making and operational planning.
We often need to meticulously adapt and customize measurement ideas and tools and simplify communication so that they can be of real value. Learn how tuning a common process measurement base can be tuned to your needs when measuring DLP programs.
In this series, our goal is to develop a unified lexicon for communicating about and measuring success, maturity, processes, and objectives for DLP programs.