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.

BitSight Predicts the Top 5 Cybersecurity Trends for 2020

Cyber-attacks have dominated the headlines in the past decade; wreaking havoc with systems, holding data to ransom, undermining public trust in corporations and governments, and causing untold financial damage. 

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The DoD’s Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification Draws a Line in the Sand for Third Party Risk

Federal technology contractors hold the keys to our nation’s security in their networks, servers, and databases. Yet, recent incidents point to worrisome vulnerabilities that indicate increased cyber risk to defense contractors and the...

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Australian Companies Now Have 6 Months For APRA Compliance

Early in 2019, unknown threat actors attempted to hack the Australian federal Parliament’s computer network and the servers used by every politician, staffer, and security officer in Parliament House. Authorities believe there is a strong...

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How Healthcare Organizations Can Get Ahead of New and Worrisome Cybersecurity Developments

Cybersecurity is a priority for many organizations these days, but one sector of particular concern is healthcare.

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Guide: Fourth-Party Cyber Risk & Management

In today’s interconnected world, supply chains are growing exponentially. As a result, third-party risk has become a big focus for senior management. But what about the vendors that your suppliers rely on and the threat of fourth-party...

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4 Ways to Minimize the Risk of a Third-Party Data Breach

Today, 59% of data breaches originate with third-party vendors. And, as globalization brings more interconnected supply chains, that number is anticipated to grow.

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How to Develop a Vendor Cyber Risk Management Framework

Third-party vendors are an essential part of today’s business ecosystem. A study by Gartner finds that, in 2019, 60% of organizations work with more than 1,000 third parties and those networks are only expected to grow.

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8 Blogs & Newsletters CISOs Should Subscribe To

Cybersecurity is always changing, and it's up to CISOs to keep up with the times. There are plenty of blogs and newsletters offering information on new developments in data security, but not all of them are worth following. 

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What is Cyber Security Performance Management?

Security performance management (SPM) helps security and risk leaders take a risk-based, outcome-driven approach to assessing and managing the performance of their organization’s cybersecurity program. With SPM, security leaders can...

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