GUEST ESSAY: The case for network defenders to focus on leading — not lagging — indicators
The Last Watchdog
JANUARY 17, 2022
A key CEO responsibility is reporting results that deliver on a company’s mission to shareholders. This reporting often requires a host of metrics that define success, like Annual Recurring Revenue and sales for software as a service (SaaS) companies. These are lagging indicators where the results follow behind the work required to achieve them. Related: Automating SecOps. Lagging indicators are separate from leading indicators that could include marketing leads, pipeline generation and demos.