Opswright Revolutionizes Critical Infrastructure Security
Opswright, a new cybersecurity company based in Melbourne, FL, announces the launch of its Impact Platform, a revolutionary security engineering design tool for critical infrastructure.
Based on research from IBM in their Cost of a Data Breach Report for 2022, the average breach costs critical infrastructure organizations $4.82M per instance, with detection and containment taking 273 days.
Can you afford staff downtime of almost a year and millions of dollars in costs, simply because you prioritized the wrong things in your cybersecurity plan? According to the report, 25% of these attacks resulted in destruction or ransomware events with the potential to completely halt operations, creating catastrophic outcomes for the business and other organizations who depend on them.
The Impact Platform leverages principles from the Department of Energy and National Labs to provide real-world attack patterns and Red Team emulation for planned failure modes, allowing organizations to prioritize security initiatives based on best practices and real-world consequences. This mission-centric approach operates from an “assumed breach” stance and helps organizations prepare for the eventuality of compromise.
The World Economic Forum concluded that cybersecurity attacks against critical infrastructure was among the top 5 threats in their Global Risks Report for 2023. Additionally, they identified the top risk is energy scarcity, a condition that can be directly linked to critical infrastructure weaknesses. Even now, food and energy shortages are being used in global conflicts, along with coordinated cyber and kinetic attacks. This paints a startling viewpoint of the future of global warfare.
Opswright founder Tony Turner, an industry veteran with over 25 years of experience in cybersecurity, has spent the last decade helping critical infrastructure organizations focus on the risks that matter. “At Opswright, we believe that security needs to be integrated into the business, not applied as a layer without context,” said Turner. “Our approach, based on notable attacks such as the Oldsmar water incident and Colonial pipeline, helps organizations identify and address insufficiencies in security design, before it’s too late.”
The Impact Platform is currently in prerelease and Opswright is accepting applications from launch partners in engineering firms and asset owner communities.
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