FourV Systems
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About Us
Founded:
2015
Company Size:
2-10 employees
Company Type:
Private
Location:
Baltimore
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FourV is dedicating to improving the operational performance of IT security programs by empowering leadership to make decisions instead of spending time analyzing data.
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MSSP SERVICE OFFERINGS: RISK REPORTING AS A SERVICE
More often than not these days, MSSP service offerings typically do not include risk reporting to their clients. The ones that do typically are more mature, have been in the space longer, and think with more of a long-term mindset.Of course, many Managed Security Service Providers (MSSPs) primarily deal with SMB-style customers who want to offload a variety of security responsibilities so that they do not need to worry about them. These duties are principally technical i ...
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POWER FROM PERSPECTIVE: GREYSPARK AND BUSINESS INTELLIGENCE FOR SECURITY OPERATIONS
How did we get here? By that, I mean how did we, as professionals tasked with safeguarding organizations against cyber security risk, end up in a position where we have ceded control to others?First, we ceded control to hackers and other cyber security threat actors, after we networked our computers to empower us to work better together. Then, vendors flooded in, filling the void with solutions that swore to deliver on a single promise: “We will not let the bad guys in.”Unfortunately, the re ...
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GARTNER'S SOAR: AN ENGINEER'S PERSPECTIVE
Organizations that ramp up their spending on cyber security tools inevitably face the question: "Am I really getting what I need out of this? If not, is it because I am not using things properly; because I need to invest more into information security; or because the threat landscape has changed under my feet?"Of course, the answer is usually a combination of all three, but there is also a larger element at play. The world of cyber security is currently experiencing a sea of change in terms of w ...
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SECURITY OPERATIONS CENTER: THE CHANGING AND EVOLVING SOC
Security spending in 2016 was nearly 35x that of 2004, and market analysts project it to grow more than 10% year-over-year for the foreseeable future. The overall innovation and rapid advancement of information technology are the underpinnings of this growth, to which the proliferation of cyber crime is the major driver.The evolution of the cyber security market in response to IT expansion leads to a number of secondary outcomes. Among them are a rapidly-increasing surface area (in number of dev ...
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IS PPT IN NEED OF A LITTLE A?
Today’s security operations (SecOps) have been elevated from a specialized function performed silently in the depths of organizations to a mission-critical operation talked about widely in the news and heatedly in boardrooms.With the notoriety SecOps enjoys comes responsibility for practitioners, whose purpose is to ensure the confidentiality, integrity and availability (CIA) of information resources. In 1999, Bruce Schneier advocated for application of the common IT people, processes, an ...
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“WHAT SECURITY PRODUCTS DO I NEED TO MANAGE CYBER SECURITY RISK?”
To begin, having an arsenal of security products under your roof does not necessarily mean you have an adequate handle on your organization’s information security risk posture. On the one hand, security product acquisition may not translate into proper risk management. On the other hand, having a limited number of security products may mean that you are managing risk well, under certain circumstances.That is why determining the type of cyber security product coverage you re ...
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A METHODICAL APPROACH TO KEY CONTROL INDICATORS
On its face, the analysis of a key control indicator (KCI) can seem rather straightforward. Do you have confidence in the controls implemented to monitor your environment - are you "in control"?You will have to answer two questions. First, do you have the controls you need? Second, are they working as intended? Unfortunately, the complexity of security organizations can make it difficult to answer these deceptively simple questions.For example, you might implement a next generation fir ...
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HOW TO CHOOSE THE RIGHT MSSP TO SUPPORT YOUR ORGANIZATION
If you are a business leader who has been tasked with fortifying and safeguarding your organization’s IT security posture, you know there are many factors that will drive the decision of working with a managed security services provider (MSSP).A few questions to consider are:What happens once you arrive at the conclusion that you require the services of an MSSP? How do you determine exactly how you want to leverage their expertise? How do you ensure that you select the right partner? ...
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CLOUD COMPUTING WINS THE RACE
How great was it to see Cloud Computing win the Preakness this year? Cloud computing, as technologists know it, has been putting up serious wins for years now – but a horse race? That was unexpected. In our industry, cloud computing has been on the scene since 2002, when Amazon realized what mainframe time rental companies realized 20 years earlier: Not everyone is using their computing resources all the time. Moreover, by having multiple people utilizing the same resources ...
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THE WANNACRY WAR CRY: STOP SOLVING YESTERDAY'S PROBLEMS TODAY
Are you tired of vendors with point solutions telling you that, if you would have just had their application installed, they would have saved you from last week’s WannaCry ransomware attack? Do you need yet another system pushing volumes of data to another pane of glass? Are you confident that your existing investments in defenses are performing at their best? How do you know when unexpected control coverage changes occur? In the aftermath of WannaCry and its variants, ...

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