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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.

Reduce the Risk in Your Digital Ecosystem

Cyber risk reduction is emerging as one of the most significant issues organizations face when managing their cybersecurity. As digital ecosystems expand, it’s crucial that organizations have insight into their core digital assets and the...

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Vendor Onboarding 101: Balancing Security and Speed

In today’s ever-evolving, competitive business climate, organizations are partnering with more and more vendors to ensure they’re as agile, flexible, and efficient as possible. Now, at a time when as much as 75% of the workforce is...

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Government Teleworking Could Last for Months, Exacerbating Cyber Risk

As federal government guidance on social distancing due to the COVID-19 pandemic is extended through April, a new reality is setting in for federal workers — a prolonged period of telework, even beyond the coronavirus crisis.

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Coronavirus Pandemic Leads to New and Evolving Cyber Threats

Over recent weeks, the ongoing spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus has had a major impact on the global economy and how businesses operate as a whole. More and more organizations are moving to a mandated work from home (WFH) model to help...

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Coronavirus Pandemic Highlights Government Cyber Vulnerabilities

As citizens adjust their daily lives to reduce the chances of catching or spreading COVID-19, the risks associated with the pandemic are extending beyond a national health and economic crisis. Cyberthreats, including phishing scams, spam,...

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Why Third-Party Risk Management Has Never Been More Important

Over recent weeks, the ongoing spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus has forced companies around the country to make difficult decisions about how they can do their part to protect their employees — as well as their communities as a whole.

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Lack of Cyber Metrics Hamper U.S. Ability to Respond to Cyberattacks

As the nation struggles to come to terms with the coronavirus and questions linger around our readiness for such a pandemic, government leaders are already grappling with the next potential catastrophe — a major cyberattack against the U.S.

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Novel Coronavirus Brings New Challenges For Security Teams

As the world wrestles with the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus, many businesses are instituting new work from home (WFH) policies to keep employees safe and do their part to help halt the rate of infection. While remote work has long...

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Hackers Target Defense Contractors in an Effort to Reach the Pentagon

The Department of Defense (DoD) has one of the largest supply chains in the world, scaling to hundreds of thousands of different vendors and partners. Yet, these vital partners in our nation’s defense infrastructure pose a huge cyber risk.

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