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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.

As Cyber Insurance Claims Soar, Businesses Need to Demonstrate a Standard of Care

Hardly a day goes by without the emergence of a disturbing new trend in cyber crime or headline-grabbing hack. Hackers are getting smarter and threat vectors are constantly evolving. The escalating threat is forcing businesses to file more

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What Boards of Directors Are Missing about Cybersecurity

Cyberattacks have increased significantly in recent years, bringing vital conversations about cybersecurity into the Boardroom. As Board oversight of cybersecurity has increased, Board members — even those without technical expertise —...

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New Forrester Study Highlights Need for Security Performance Management

In a new Forrester study commissioned by BitSight,Better Security And Business Outcomes With Security Performance Management, key findings implicate the strong need for businesses worldwide to invest in a robust security performance...

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A Vendor Risk Management Questionnaire Template

IT Risk Assessment Questions for Third Parties

Digital relationships with third-party vendors increase opportunities for growth, but they also increase opportunities for cyberattacks — a recent study found that 61% of U.S. companies said...

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As the Capital One Breach Proves, Effective CISO Leadership Starts with Culture

As the fallout from the Capital One data breach continues, new lessons are being learned. Although technical failings were at the heart of the breach, a recent article in the The Wall Street Journal points to a series of overlooked issues...

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A Security Operations Center Report Template for Executive Buy-in

A monthly or quarterly report is a great way to summarize a SOC’s performance and uncover insights for executive leadership. But as a security and risk manager or executive, what information should you request from the managers who report...

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Study: Hackers Look to Maximize Damage With New Ransomware Strategy

Cybersecurity threats are becoming more sophisticated, targeted, and potentially catastrophic. This is particularly true of the most dominant form of cyberattack – ransomware.

Rather than a mass opportunistic, shotgun approach to...

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Who Reports to Whom? CISO, CIO, CEO: Cybersecurity Reporting Structures

Cybersecurity and cyber risk are increasingly getting their own C-suite positions. From 2016 to 2017, the number of organizations with a CISO (chief information security officer) rose from 50% to 65%. Other security and risk-related...

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SOC Stress: The Security Threat That Nobody is Talking About

Stress and burnout is emerging as perhaps the biggest threat to corporate security. Long hours, alert overload, and a lack of visibility into their IT infrastructure have many security professionals reconsidering their chosen careers.

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