How to Measure Security Vulnerabilities

Learn about Security Vulnerabilities, including how to measure it, and leverage it in dashboards and visualizations with Metabase.

What is Security Vulnerabilities?

Security vulnerabilities cover a few different metrics relating to the safety and integrity of your products. Keeping track of security vulnerabilities can prevent serious security breaches later on by identifying key problem areas in system configuration, timing when a problem is identified and fixed, and how often the same vulnerabilities are occurring. The reliability of your security practices is essential to not only maintaining a trustworthy image to your customers but the safety and well-being of your customers as well. We’ve all seen organizations in the news for having a security issue that lead to thousands of customers having their information leaked, and maybe even experienced it ourselves. It changes our perception of how that business operates, and implementing security vulnerability metrics can help stop big problems before they happen.

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How to calculate Security Vulnerabilities

We can visualize security vulnerabilities in a number of ways. Each KPI mentioned helps identify potential issues, whether they’re present or future. Vulnerability re-open rate: This metric specifically tells you how often a bug repeats itself after it’s been fixed. A high rate identifies a flawed resolution process that should be addressed. Number of exceptions granted: You’ll keep track of pending solutions here, regardless of their status. This helps you learn more about your risk level. System hardening: You can have an assessment ready that helps check on your business’s network, application, and operating system configurations. Having your ducks in a row prevents further security issues later.

Other KPIs to measure related to Security Vulnerabilities

  • Service Line Health Impact
  • Soak Testing
  • Static Code Analysis
  • Time to Patch
  • Velocity
  • Application Change Time
  • Application Monitoring
  • Change Volume
  • Code Simplicity

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