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Three Things You Should Ask Your Security Ratings Partner

BitSight was recently named a Leader in The Forrester New Wave™: Cybersecurity Risk Rating Solutions, Q1 2021.   As the creator and largest vendor by market presence in the category, we were honored to be recognized and to be the only...

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The Three T’s Behind Successful Enterprise Risk Management: Team, Technique, and Tools

Despite the best efforts from security and risk leaders, it can be extremely difficult to establish an efficient and effective enterprise risk management plan. As with anything that requires buy-in from the executive level, there has to be...

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How to Measure Cybersecurity Risk Across Your Digital Ecosystem

Cyber risk is everywhere. As organizations become increasingly interconnected — across business units, geographies, subsidiaries, remote offices, and third-party networks — the digital ecosystem is expanding rapidly. And this increased ...

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How CISOs Can Use Authority To Strengthen Supply Chain Cyber Security

The SolarWinds supply chain attack did more than just create cybersecurity problems for businesses and government agencies – it has had a strong impact on the mindset of CISOs. Already under stress, the incident further dispirited many...

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4 Must-have Best Practices for Better Vendor Risk Management

Vendor risk management is top of everyone’s mind in light of the recent SolarWinds supply chain attack and concerns around weak points in the COVID-19 vaccination supply chains. Both exemplify the need for organizations of all types to...

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The BitSight Team Answers Your Questions About The SolarWinds Hack

The SolarWinds hack, discovered in late 2020 when FireEye announced it had been targeted through a third party vulnerability, has now become one of the most widespread and impactful supply chain attacks in history. 

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Common Cybersecurity Vulnerabilities and Exposures to Pay Attention to in 2021

The SolarWinds supply chain attack discovered in late 2020 was a wakeup call for security managers across all industries. The hack is shaping up to be one of the most impactful attacks against a critical supply chain partner in history.

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What the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act Means for Financial Services Cybersecurity

For obvious reasons, the financial services industry has had the unfortunate distinction of being one of the largest high value targets for threat actors. Research shows that financial services businesses experience 300 more cyber attacks...

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Ransomware Emerges as Most Destructive Cybersecurity Trend of 2020

As if the COVID-19 pandemic wasn’t bad enough, the unpredictable events of 2020 created the perfect storm for a huge escalation in ransomware attacks.

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