Security Metrics That Matter: The CISO Perspective

On-Demand Webcast|1 hour

Determining the most relevant cybersecurity metrics has long been discussed, but as high-profile attacks and regulatory scrutiny increases, effectively monitoring the progress and continued risk in a security program is paramount. In this panel, CISOs share their challenges and experiences implementing and expanding a metrics program and offer insight into the nebulous task of selecting metrics that tell the story of security at your organization. 

The discussion will highlight: 

  • Determining the most relevant metrics and why they matter 
  • Addressing challenges to access and track key security data 
  • Communicating relevant security metrics for unique audiences


Parham Eftekhari
Executive Vice President, Collaboration
CyberRisk Alliance

Parham Eftekhari is a business executive specializing in cyber and national security. He currently serves as Executive Vice President, CISO Communities at CyberRisk Alliance, leading its CISO services platform which consists of the Cybersecurity Collaborative and Cybersecurity Collaboration Forum. Parham also serves as the chairman of the Institute for Critical Infrastructure Technology (ICIT), the nation’s leading cybersecurity think tank, which he founded in 2014. Other leadership roles during his more than 15 years in this sector include co-founder and Vice President of research at the Government Technology Research Alliance, founder of the world’s first webcam cover manufacturer CamPatch, and Advisory Board member at the Ready Rock Institute. Parham has developed and authored multiple research publications, regularly engages with the media, and has addressed forums ranging from Congress, TED, RSA, and C-SPAN. In 2017, Parham was recognized by (ISC)2 for his contributions to the field of cybersecurity with the Most Valuable Industry Partner – Government Information Security Leadership Award.

Ed Harris

Ed Harris is pursuing his Doctorate in Information Assurance and has 32+ years of Network and Security experience. Mr. Harris is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional and has spent 12 years in academia teaching Computer Security at the University of North Carolina. Mr. Harris is a founding member of the Retail Cyber Information Sharing Center. He currently serves on the Cyber Security Scholarship Review Board for ISC2 and is an active member of FBI InfraGard. He is the past President of the ISC2 Chapter in Greensboro, NC, and is a former member of the National Security Council for the US Chamber of Commerce. Mr. Harris is a security evangelist, author, and international speaker and has spoken academically and professionally for more than 29+ years.