Writing good OKRs can be hard, especially if it's your first time doing it. You'll need to center the focus of your plans around outcomes instead of projects.
We understand that setting OKRs can be challenging, so we have prepared a set of examples tailored for Security. Take a peek at the templates below to find inspiration and kickstart your goal-setting process.
If you want to learn more about the framework, you can read more about the meaning of OKRs online.
Examples of OKRs for Security
We've added Security Objectives and Key Results, but also the initiatives that relate to the OKRs.
You'll find 3 OKRs examples for Security below, and some extra tips to write better quarterly plans at the end.
OKRs to attain great security standards
- Attain great security standards
- All developers score 90+ in our security awareness training
- 100% of devices are enrolled in a Mobile Device Management system
- 100% of our services have a threat mitigation system in place
- Our policies cover 100% of the ISO 27001 requirements
OKRs to increase security awareness
- Make security part of our culture
- Roll out fleet management pilot to 30% of the company
- 2FA is used on all 3rd party services used by employees
- 100% of our employees have gone through security training
OKRs to conduct regular penetration testing and code reviews
- Improve security through regular penetration testing and code reviews
- Ensure all critical vulnerabilities found in penetration testing are remediated within 2 weeks
- Conduct code reviews for all new features and major changes before deployment
- Implement at least 80% of code review recommendations within the next release cycle
- Increase the frequency of penetration testing from once a quarter to twice a month
How to generate OKRs with AI
You can use a goal-setting AI to generate great OKRs for you based on a description of your objectives.
How to track your OKRs?
Use Tability for an easy way to set and track OKRs with your team.
OKRs without regular progress updates are just KPIs. You'll need to update progress on your OKRs every week to get the full benefits from the framework.
Most teams should start with a spreadsheet if they're using OKRs for the first time. Then, once you get comfortable you can graduate to a proper OKRs-tracking tool.
Check out the 5 best OKR tracking templates to find the best way to monitor progress during the quarter.
Here are a list of resources to help you adopt the Objectives and Key Results framework.
- To learn: Complete 2022 OKRs guide for Startups
- To implement: Flowing OKRs: 14 rules to simplify OKRs
- Blog posts: ODT Blog
- Success metrics: Success metrics examples