MSSP Metrics: Key Risk Indicators (KRIs)


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MSSP Metrics: Key Risk Indicators (KRIs)


by Casey Corcoran, Chief Information Security Officer

Key risk indicators (KRIs) are used to measure future adverse impacts of events and activities. They are widely used in areas such as healthcare, operations, and disaster risk management. KRIs use existing system and security sensor data to calculate residual risk due to IT operations. The inputs are similar to a combination of SIEM, GRC, and … More

KPI v. KRI v. KCI: Key Cyber Security Indicators


by Casey Corcoran, Chief Information Security Officer

Companies that have spent significant resources and money on managing their cyber security environment understandably want to know the results of all this expenditure. As such, it is important for Managed Security Service Providers (MSSPs) to be able to provide customers with some visibility into those results. However, results only tell you half the story. … More

Why FourV and OPAQ Joined Forces


by Derek Gabbard, SVP Partnerships & Channels

I’m pleased to be writing this post as a member of OPAQ Networks, following the announcement today that FourV Systems has become part of the OPAQ family. Our two companies share a common focus — empowering MSPs and MSSPs with security automation to help them gain greater visibility and control while substantially simplifying the management … More

Drawing a New Map of Enterprise Networking


by Tom Cross, Chief Technology Officer

Earlier this year I got to hear Tim O’Reilly speak at Grand Central Tech as part of their Authors @ GCT lecture series. Mr. O’Reilly is out promoting his new book, “WTF? What’s the Future and Why It’s Up To Us.” One of themes of his book is the process of innovation – how we … More

Simplified Microsegmentation — From the Cloud


by Tom Cross, Chief Technology Officer

It is time to change the way that organizations approach network segmentation. In the past few years we have seen a mounting collection of threats target the wide open nature of most organizations’ internal computer networks. Although security pros have been harping on this for some time, most networks remain crunchy on the outside and … More

Game-Changer: What OPAQ’s Selection of Palo Alto Networks Really Means


by Ken Ammon, Chief Strategy Officer

We’re thrilled to have announced our partnership with Palo Alto Networks, which opens up tremendous opportunities for our MSP, MSSP, and VAR partners to deliver enterprise-grade security-as-a-service from the OPAQ Cloud. This is a huge deal. This agreement furthers OPAQ’s mission to provide fully integrated networking and enterprise-grade security as a simple, cloud-based service. It … More

OPAQ CTO Tom Cross Writes on Lateralization Attacks in First Article on CSO Online


by Gillian Ibach, Marketing Communications Manager

Lateralization attacks are commonly used in most sophisticated breaches today. An adversary will typically gain a foothold inside the victim’s network by installing malware on a vulnerable device. From there, the attacker will compromise other computers within the organization by moving laterally throughout the compromised network. A number of experts are predicting an increase this … More

OPAQ Shortlisted for Best Emerging Technology in 2018 SC Awards


by Stephen McCarney, SVP of Marketing

We received some exciting news last week. The OPAQ Cloud was named an Excellence Award finalist in the Best Emerging Technology category for the 2018 SC Awards, an annual competition that recognizes the top solutions in the cybersecurity industry. This is the second major accolade our technology has received in the past two weeks. The … More

OPAQ Cloud Named Best Network Security Solution by Gov Security News


by Stephen McCarney, SVP of Marketing

We are pleased to report that the OPAQ Cloud platform was recently named best (Platinum) Network Security/Enterprise Firewall solution in the 2017 GSN Homeland Security Awards for cybersecurity excellence. The Awards are hosted by Government Security News (GSN) to recognize excellence and leadership in the Cyber Security and Homeland Security sectors. Winners were selected based … More

Tom Cross Joins Forbes Technology Council


by Stephen McCarney, SVP of Marketing

We are pleased to report that our CTO, Tom Cross has been accepted into the Forbes Technology Council, an invitation-only community for world-class CIOs, CTOs and technology executives.  Tom joins other Forbes Tech Council members, who are hand-selected to submit thought leadership articles on As an expert in cyber security, cyber conflict, malware and … More

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