Benchmarking is the
|“||[c]ontinuous measurement of a process, product, or service compared to those of the toughest competitor, to those considered industry leaders, or to similar activities in the organization in order to find and implement ways to improve it.||”|
|“||The process of comparing measured performance against a standard, openly available, reference.||”|
- IT Security Essential Body of Knowledge (EBK): A Competency and Functional Framework, App. B, Glossary.
- NSTC Subcommittee on Biometrics, Biometrics Glossary, at 3 (Sept. 14, 2006) (full-text).