The Verizon Business Security Incident Response team, whose yearly published Data Breach Investigations Reports I've written about here, has has extended its thought leadership in security incident metrics with the release of its Incident Sharing Framework. Their purpose is to enable those responsible for incident response to "create data sets that can be used and compared because of their commonality. Together, we can work to eliminate both equivocality (sic) and uncertainty, and help defend the organizations we serve." The document can be found here.
Of course Verizon Business is a for-profit organization and the license terms are as follows:
Verizon grants you a limited, revocable, personal and nontransferable license to use the Verizon Incident Sharing Framework for purposes of collecting, organizing and reporting security incident information for non-‐commercial purposes.
Nevertheless, I do hope that this or an alternative incident sharing framework becomes an industry standard which enables the publishing and sharing of a larger number incidents from which we can all learn and improve our security policies and processes.