10 customisable OKR examples for Authentication

What are Authentication OKRs?

The Objective and Key Results (OKR) framework is a simple goal-setting methodology that was introduced at Intel by Andy Grove in the 70s. It became popular after John Doerr introduced it to Google in the 90s, and it's now used by teams of all sizes to set and track ambitious goals at scale.

Creating impactful OKRs can be a daunting task, especially for newcomers. Shifting your focus from projects to outcomes is key to successful planning.

We have curated a selection of OKR examples specifically for Authentication to assist you. Feel free to explore the templates below for inspiration in setting your own goals.

If you want to learn more about the framework, you can read our OKR guide online.

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Our customisable Authentication OKRs examples

You'll find below a list of Objectives and Key Results templates for Authentication. We also included strategic projects for each template to make it easier to understand the difference between key results and projects.

Hope you'll find this helpful!

1OKRs to enhance MFA capabilities and user access review process

  • ObjectiveEnhance MFA capabilities and user access review process
  • Key ResultConduct user access reviews for 100% of active accounts
  • TaskResolve any inappropriate access findings
  • TaskIdentify all active accounts in the system
  • TaskReview access privileges for each account
  • Key ResultImplement an advanced MFA system with at least 95% successful user authentication rate
  • TaskMonitor and improve authentication success rate post-implementation
  • TaskIdentify a reliable advanced MFA system to install
  • TaskPlan and execute staff training on the MFA system
  • Key ResultTrain all employees on new MFA capabilities and access review processes to boost compliance by 90%
  • TaskPlan a comprehensive training on new MFA capabilities for all employees
  • TaskMonitor and track compliance rates, aiming to achieve a 90% increase
  • TaskConduct the training, focusing on access review processes

2OKRs to improve Identity Access Management for large scale clients

  • ObjectiveImprove Identity Access Management for large scale clients
  • Key ResultReduce access credential errors by 20%
  • TaskIntroduce regular password update reminders for employees
  • TaskImplement a comprehensive access credential training program
  • TaskUpgrade access security software to reduce login errors
  • Key ResultImplement two-factor authentication for 90% of big customers
  • TaskDeploy system to selected clients
  • TaskDevelop and test two-factor authentication system
  • TaskIdentify 90% of biggest clients requiring two-factor authentication
  • Key ResultIncrease security incident response speed by 30%
  • TaskTrain staff in faster threat identification procedures
  • TaskImplement automated threat detection and response tools
  • TaskStreamline incident reporting and escalation processes

3OKRs to enhance Product's Cybersecurity

  • ObjectiveEnhance Product's Cybersecurity
  • Key ResultImplement two additional layers of authentication for user access to sensitive data
  • Key ResultReduce the average response time for resolving cybersecurity incidents by 20%
  • TaskImplement real-time threat monitoring and detection systems to identify and respond to incidents promptly
  • TaskConduct regular cybersecurity training and awareness programs to improve incident response capabilities
  • TaskEnhance collaboration and communication between cybersecurity teams to streamline incident resolution processes
  • TaskDevelop and implement standardized incident response procedures for efficient and effective resolution
  • Key ResultConduct a comprehensive vulnerability assessment and address identified issues within two weeks
  • Key ResultIncrease cybersecurity training completion rate to 90% for all employees
  • TaskConduct regular assessments and evaluations to identify and address any barriers to training completion
  • TaskImplement a regular reminder system to notify employees about pending training and deadlines
  • TaskDevelop engaging online cybersecurity training modules with interactive exercises and gamification elements
  • TaskProvide incentives and rewards for employees who complete cybersecurity training on time

4OKRs to enhance overall system access management

  • ObjectiveEnhance overall system access management
  • Key ResultImplement two-factor authentication for 80% of users
  • TaskDetermine necessary resources for two-factor authentication implementation
  • TaskDevelop an implementation strategy focusing on 80% user coverage
  • TaskCommunicate these changes and provide user support for transition
  • Key ResultDecrease unauthorized access attempts by 50%
  • TaskImplement two-factor authentication for all system logins
  • TaskRun frequent security training sessions for employees
  • TaskRegularly update and strengthen password policies
  • Key ResultTrain 90% of staff on new access management procedures
  • TaskIdentify employees needing training in access management procedures
  • TaskImplement and monitor progress of training sessions
  • TaskCoordinate with HR to schedule mandatory procedure training sessions

5OKRs to enhance overall Identity and Access Management system

  • ObjectiveEnhance overall Identity and Access Management system
  • Key ResultIncrease employee training on access management protocols by 80%
  • TaskAllocate time for employees to complete training
  • TaskImplement mandatory participation in training sessions
  • TaskDevelop detailed access management training sessions
  • Key ResultReduce unauthorized access incidents by 50%
  • TaskConduct regular cybersecurity awareness training
  • TaskImplement two-factor authentication for all system users
  • TaskRegularly audit system access and permissions
  • Key ResultImplement Multi-Factor Authentication for all employees by 70%
  • TaskMigrate 70% of employees across to this new security protocol
  • TaskIdentify all systems requiring enhanced Multi-Factor Authentication security measures
  • TaskConduct training sessions on Multi-Factor Authentication usage

6OKRs to enhance security measures to mitigate OTP attacks

  • ObjectiveEnhance security measures to mitigate OTP attacks
  • Key ResultReduce unauthorized access attempts by 50% through enhanced account lockout mechanisms
  • Key ResultIncrease employee awareness and adherence to security protocols through regular training sessions
  • TaskConduct bi-weekly security training sessions for all employees
  • TaskOffer incentives or rewards for employees who consistently demonstrate adherence to security protocols
  • TaskProvide employees with updated written materials outlining security protocols
  • TaskUtilize interactive training methods, such as quizzes or simulations, to engage employees
  • Key ResultImprove OTP delivery and verification mechanisms to ensure prompt and secure delivery
  • Key ResultImplement multi-factor authentication for all critical systems and user accounts
  • TaskSelect and implement a reliable and user-friendly multi-factor authentication solution
  • TaskRegularly monitor and review multi-factor authentication logs and make necessary enhancements
  • TaskNotify all users of the upcoming implementation and provide necessary training and guidelines
  • TaskConduct a thorough inventory of all critical systems and user accounts

7OKRs to strengthen the company's network security defenses

  • ObjectiveStrengthen the company's network security defenses
  • Key ResultTrain 90% of employees on new network security protocols within the next quarter
  • TaskAssess current understanding of network security protocols among employees
  • TaskImplement training, ensuring participation of at least 90% of employees
  • TaskDevelop comprehensive training program on new security protocols
  • Key ResultImplement two-factor authentication for all user accounts by the end of next quarter
  • TaskPurchase and set up chosen authentication system
  • TaskTrain users on new authentication system
  • TaskResearch best two-factor authentication systems for our needs
  • Key ResultReduce the number of detected security breaches by 80% compared to last quarter
  • TaskImplement an updated, top-quality cybersecurity system
  • TaskProvide comprehensive cybersecurity training for all staff
  • TaskConduct regular, intensive IT security audits

8OKRs to enhance the organization's cybersecurity infrastructure

  • ObjectiveEnhance the organization's cybersecurity infrastructure
  • Key ResultImplement multi-factor authentication for all internal systems by the end of Q2
  • TaskImplement selected multi-factor authentication solution
  • TaskAssess current authentication methods across all systems
  • TaskIdentify suitable multi-factor authentication solutions
  • Key ResultConduct cybersecurity training programs for 90% of employees
  • TaskIdentify the key cybersecurity principles for training content
  • TaskOrganize training schedules for employees
  • TaskEvaluate post-training comprehension and application
  • Key ResultCarry out system vulnerability assessment every week to spot and fix any gaps
  • TaskImplement necessary fixes to detected vulnerabilities immediately
  • TaskAnalyze assessment results to identify security gaps
  • TaskSchedule weekly system vulnerability assessments

9OKRs to improve the effectiveness and security of Identity Access Management (IAM) initiatives

  • ObjectiveImprove the effectiveness and security of Identity Access Management (IAM) initiatives
  • Key ResultReduce IAM-related security incidents by 20%
  • TaskImplement multi-factor authentication for IAM systems
  • TaskUpdate and enforce strict password policies
  • TaskConduct regular IAM security training sessions
  • Key ResultImplement two-factor authentication for all employee IAM accounts
  • TaskPurchase and install selected two-factor authentication software
  • TaskTrain employees on how to use the new authentication process
  • TaskResearch suitable two-factor authentication software for IAM accounts
  • Key ResultIncrease IAM user compliance rate by 30%
  • TaskImplement stricter IAM user permission policies
  • TaskProvide regular IAM user compliance training
  • TaskRegularly audit and correct non-compliant IAM users

10OKRs to enhance security posture and governance as CISO Manager

  • ObjectiveEnhance security posture and governance as CISO Manager
  • Key ResultReduce the number of security incidents by 20%
  • TaskEnhance employee training on cybersecurity practices
  • TaskIncrease monitoring and intrusion detection efforts
  • TaskImplement routine system updates and security patches
  • Key ResultConduct quarterly cybersecurity training for all employees
  • TaskSchedule and announce training sessions to all employees
  • TaskIdentify relevant cybersecurity topics for training modules
  • TaskDevelop comprehensive yet straightforward training materials
  • Key ResultImplement multi-factor authentication for 90% of systems
  • TaskIdentify which systems currently lack multi-factor authentication
  • TaskMonitor and report regularly on progress until 90% completion
  • TaskInstigate the addition of multi-factor authentication to necessary systems

Authentication OKR best practices to boost success

Generally speaking, your objectives should be ambitious yet achievable, and your key results should be measurable and time-bound (using the SMART framework can be helpful). It is also recommended to list strategic initiatives under your key results, as it'll help you avoid the common mistake of listing projects in your KRs.

Here are a couple of best practices extracted from our OKR implementation guide 👇

Tip #1: Limit the number of key results

Focus can only be achieve by limiting the number of competing priorities. It is crucial that you take the time to identify where you need to move the needle, and avoid adding business-as-usual activities to your OKRs.

We recommend having 3-4 objectives, and 3-4 key results per objective. A platform like Tability can run audits on your data to help you identify the plans that have too many goals.

Tability Insights DashboardTability's audit dashboard will highlight opportunities to improve OKRs

Tip #2: Commit to weekly OKR check-ins

Having good goals is only half the effort. You'll get significant more value from your OKRs if you commit to a weekly check-in process.

Being able to see trends for your key results will also keep yourself honest.

Tability Insights DashboardTability's check-ins will save you hours and increase transparency

Tip #3: No more than 2 yellow statuses in a row

Yes, this is another tip for goal-tracking instead of goal-setting (but you'll get plenty of OKR examples above). But, once you have your goals defined, it will be your ability to keep the right sense of urgency that will make the difference.

As a rule of thumb, it's best to avoid having more than 2 yellow/at risk statuses in a row.

Make a call on the 3rd update. You should be either back on track, or off track. This sounds harsh but it's the best way to signal risks early enough to fix things.

How to turn your Authentication OKRs in a strategy map

OKRs without regular progress updates are just KPIs. You'll need to update progress on your OKRs every week to get the full benefits from the framework. Reviewing progress periodically has several advantages:

  • It brings the goals back to the top of the mind
  • It will highlight poorly set OKRs
  • It will surface execution risks
  • It improves transparency and accountability

Spreadsheets are enough to get started. Then, once you need to scale you can use a proper OKR platform to make things easier.

A strategy map in TabilityTability's Strategy Map makes it easy to see all your org's OKRs

If you're not yet set on a tool, you can check out the 5 best OKR tracking templates guide to find the best way to monitor progress during the quarter.

More Authentication OKR templates

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