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Information Gathering -> Monitoring: Coverage and control metrics

Risk and Opportunity

Risk: The effectiveness of configuration, patch and vulnerablity management is unknown.
Opportunity: Usage of Coverage- and control-metrics to show the effectivness of the security programm. Coverage is the degree in which a specific security control for a specifc target group is applied with all resoucres. The control degree shows the actual application of security standards and security-guidelines. Examples are gathering information on anti-virus, anti-rootkits, patch management, server configuration and vulnerability management.

Exploit details

Usefullness: High
Required knowledge: Medium (two disciplines)
Required time: Very High
Required resources (systems): Low

Additional Information

Dependencies: Visualized metrics
Implementation hints:
OWASP SAMM 2 Mapping: o-incident-management|A|2