Entries by Stephen McCarney

Acohido: Cyber-insurance is still nascent, yet worth a look

Pulitzer-winning journalist Byron V. Acohido is the founder and executive editor of Last Watchdog, a pioneering security webzine. One of the nation’s most respected cybersecurity and privacy experts, Acohido conceived and delivered a nationally-recognized body of work for USA Today, chronicling the frenetic evolution of cybercrime in its formative stages. OPAQ: Some 32 percent of […]

Consistency and Cost Savings from Cloud-Based Security

Bob Brandt is an information security expert, most recently as the Global Security Architect at 3M. While at 3M, he focused on integration efforts for 3M application services across cloud and mobile platforms. Bob also devoted significant effort to improving 3M’s malware protection capabilities. He was on the governing body for several Twin Cities CISO […]

From Russia to WannaCry, Bad Actors are Hard to Nab

David Strom is editor of the email newsletter, Inside Security. He also consults to vendors on emerging technologies, products, strategies, and trends. Strom, formerly the editor-in-chief of Network Computing, has authored two books on the topic. OPAQ: What are hackers looking for lately when it comes to attacks on business and is there a focus […]

ISE® Northeast Forum Recognizes OPAQ Customer for Innovative Security Project

We’re excited to announce that one of our customers has been selected as a nominee for the 2017 ISE® Northeast Project Award. The nomination is based on the security achievements of our customer Sandy Alexander, a midsize marketing communications company that provides an array of services including CG studio services, digital printing, direct mailing, data […]

David Monahan: The Perimeter is an Amoeba

David Monahan is Research Director at Enterprise Management Associates (EMA). He has organized and managed both physical and information security programs, including security and network operations (SOCs and NOCs) for organizations ranging from Fortune 100 companies to local government and small public and private companies. Prior to joining EMA, David spent almost 10 years at […]

Kerravala: Network Visibility Key to Security

Zeus Kerravala is Founder and Principal Analyst with ZK Research. Kerravala provides research and advice to end user IT and network managers, vendors of IT hardware, software and services and the financial community looking to invest in the companies that he covers. Follow Zeus on Twitter: @zkerravala. OPAQ: How will IT security budgets change over the next 12 […]

Study Reveals Major Shift In How Mid-Market Companies Achieve Network Security

451 Research study commissioned by OPAQ reveals 72% prefer security-as-a-service over Managed Security Provider, on-premise solutions   OPAQ, a Security-as-a-Service provider, today announced the results of its Network Security Study conducted by industry analyst firm 451 Research. The study examines the security needs, challenges, and spending priorities of mid-tier businesses.   The study revealed that […]

Cybersecurity Operations Guru Alexander McMillen Joins OPAQ

Recognized as a “Top 25 coolest network security vendor”, OPAQ just got even cooler with McMillen as Vice President of Operations   OPAQ, the premier security-as-a-service provider, today announced the addition of Alexander McMillen to its executive team. A seasoned engineering and operations executive with deep security expertise, McMillen has taken the reins as Vice […]

OPAQ Networks Launches With $21 Million in Series A Funding

Growth capital fuels disruption of network security delivery model   OPAQ Networks, a post revenue Network Security-as-a-Service (NSaaS) company, today announced it was formed with $21 million in Series A funding. Washington, D.C. based Columbia Capital, a venture capital franchise focused on high growth companies, led the round with Harmony Partners and Zero G Inc. […]