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More Network Security Monitoring Tools Doesn’t Mean More Visibility

Network security monitoring tools are a critical component of any IT security toolkit. These resources monitor and manage your network for cyber risk by scanning your organization’s digital assets for security vulnerabilities and...

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BitSight Algorithm Update: What You Should Know

BitSight is committed to creating trustworthy, data-driven, and actionable measurements of organizational cybersecurity performance. As part of this commitment, BitSight periodically makes improvements to our ratings algorithm. These...

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Third Party Services: The Cyber Risk They Pose and How to Protect Your Organization

To serve your customers and realize efficiencies, your organization may work with dozens if not hundreds of third parties including partners, vendors, cloud service providers, and subcontractors. 

But digital ties with these providers...

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Independent Study Finds Hospitals With Low BitSight Ratings Have Greater Breach Risk

Hospitals are under cyber attack. Are they able to defend themselves? A new study published in the Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association (JAMIA) provides brand new perspectives on the state of hospital cybersecurity...

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Healthcare IT Security: 3 Best Practices for Protecting the Expanding Attack Surface

Hospitals, doctors’ networks, insurance companies, and other healthcare organizations are guardians of valuable protected health information (PHI). As such they are particularly vulnerable to cyber attacks – and these threats are...

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Financial Services Cybersecurity: 4 Ways to Combat Modern Threats in this Vulnerable Sector

The financial services sector is one of the highest performing in terms of cybersecurity. One factor that contributes to this performance is regulation. Laws such as FFIEC IT, the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act, NYDFS, GDPR, and SOC2 have...

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Facebook Outage Highlights Urgency For Third-Party Risk Management

Facebook and the apps under its umbrella, including Instagram and WhatsApp, were inaccessible for hours on Monday. The outage hamstrung the communications of billions of people, businesses, and other organizations.

Though Facebook is...

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Be on the Lookout for These Five Common Network Security Threats

Network security threats are constantly evolving, and right now we’re in the middle of a particularly challenging time. While big-name breaches like SolarWinds and others grab headlines, multitudes of smaller incidents continue to occur...

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What is Network Segmentation Cyber Security and is it Right for You?

These days, we often hear the word “quarantine” in everyday conversations--but quarantining takes on a different meaning when it comes to protecting your network. 

Often, when we discuss quarantining from a cyber security perspective...

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