A cross-agency task force is looking to implement a standard set of metrics to measure the effectiveness of cybersecurity efforts throughout government agencies.
The new Security Metrics Taskforce will look to examples throughout the government and private sector in developing the new metric standards.
Federal CIO Vivek Kundra made the announcement amid growing criticism of FISMA’s failure to focus on effectiveness in favor of compliance measurements. The task force is looking to produce a workable draft by the end of November.
The announcement was made in conjunction with the Navy’s CIO Robert Carey and the CIO at the Department of Justice Vance Hitch.