Careers, Leadership

Stop Reporting Useless Security Metrics!! – Edward Marchewka – CSP #14

All disciplines need to be able to demonstrate added value and track the ability to improve upon the current practices. The board, technical management, auditors, and engineers may each need a different view of the security initiatives performed. Join this podcast to how different metrics can be applied to different groups so each can improve their performance over time.

To view the article from the CISO COMPASS Book that sparked this interview, please visit:

Marchewka, E. 2019. Security Metrics to Measure Program Effectiveness. In CISO COMPASS: Navigating Cybersecurity Leadership Challenges with Insights from Pioneers, 1st Ed, pg 167. Fitzgerald, T. CRC Press, Boca Raton, Fl.

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Edward Marchewka
Edward Marchewka
Founder at CHICAGO Metrics

Edward is the Founder and Creator of CHICAGO Metrics®, a platform to help manage your company’s key IT and Information Security risks enabling you to tell a better story. He also serves as the VP of IT and Quality Services, & Strategic Planning for Gift of Hope Organ & Tissue Donor Network.

Before joining Gift of Hope Edward was the Enterprise Information Security and Server Operations Manager (CISO) for Chicago Public Schools, the third-largest school district in the country. Edward holds active certifications from: (ISC)2, ASQ, ITIL, PCI, PMI, Microsoft, and CompTIA. He is a member of (ISC)2, PMI, ASQ, AITP, ISACA, SIM, and President Emeritus of the InfraGard Chicago Members Alliance.


Todd Fitzgerald
Todd Fitzgerald
Vice President, Cybersecurity Strategy at Cybersecurity Collaborative
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