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BITSIGHT SECURITY RATINGS BLOG

Read about the latest cybersecurity news and get advice on third-party vendor risk management, reporting cybersecurity to the Board, managing cyber risks, benchmarking security performance, and more.

Vendor Due Diligence Checklist: 31 Steps to Selecting a Third Party

Due diligence processes for vendor procurement vary by company, industry, and region. Some regulatory bodies dictate due diligence practices, and some industry groups have adopted standardized processes. In addition, requirements may...

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What Are Security Ratings?

Security ratings are a data-driven, objective and dynamic measurement of an organization’s security performance. Thousands of organizations around the world use BitSight Security Ratings as a tool to address a variety of critical,...

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Cybersecurity Risk Assessment Tools You Can Use Year-Round

When it comes to improving cybersecurity at your organization, there are some fixes that you can undertake with very little preparation. More robust remediation efforts, however, usually start with a cybersecurity risk assessment.

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The Board’s Role in Managing Disruptive Risk: Enter Security Ratings

Today, disruptive risks are an area of focus for corporate directors worldwide. On a global basis, we face disruptions in areas like geopolitical volatility, economic slowdown, emerging technologies, cybersecurity threats, and climate...

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NERC CIP-013-1: Effective Date, Preparation Strategies, & Impact

The North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) has developed a new set of cybersecurity standards designed to help power and utility (P&U) companies limit their exposure to third-party cyber risks and preserve the reliability...

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Gartner Names Security Ratings a Top 10 Security Project for 2019

Just a few weeks ago, Gartner released their list of “Top 10 Security Projects for 2019”, and named security ratings services as a business imperative.

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Is Your Risk Management Program Ready for the New European Banking Authority’s Guidelines?

In June 2018, the European Banking Authority (EBA) put forth guidelines on outsourcing arrangements that highlighted the importance of risk management within financial organizations. The notice of these guidelines was announced in June...

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The Importance of Continuous Improvement in Security Performance Management

When it comes to managing their organization’s cybersecurity performance, security and risk leaders must take a risk-based, outcome-driven approach. They can do so through targeted measurement, continuous monitoring, and detailed planning...

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BitSight Security Ratings Platform Expands Its Visibility in Compromised Systems

Since creating the Security Ratings market in 2011, a core component of BitSight’s value to users has been providing industry-leading comprehensive visibility into malware communications.

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