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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.

3 Software Tools Transforming the Vendor Selection Process

The world of procurement has been fundamentally changed by the introduction of technology. Source-to-pay software has brought digital workflows and automation to time-consuming processes like creating RFPs, managing contracts, and...

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Security Performance in Business Context: How Forecasts Empower Organizations to Improve Processes

When it comes to managing your organization’s cybersecurity performance, understanding the business context in which you make decisions is key. By leveraging security ratings you can understand the efficacy of your current security...

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Docker Hub: Exposing the Hidden Cost of Data Breaches

Big risks can come from small, sometimes unexpected places. When compared to all the other vendors you need to manage, you might not think of an image container for apps as a high priority — but the recent breach of Docker Hub shows...

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Open Port Vulnerabilities: What's the Big Deal?

If you’ve done any research into improving network security, you’ve probably seen one suggestion repeated again and again: close your open ports.

Why is this such a common recommendation? Are open port vulnerabilities really a big deal?...

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What the Marriott Breach Can Teach Us About Cybersecurity in the Tourism & Hospitality Industry

Last fall, news broke of the Marriott breach that compromised the records of up to 500 million customers. The data breach occurred through the IT company, a third party, that managed the Starwood reservation database.

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BitSight Contributes to Verizon's 2019 Data Breach Investigations Report

Last week, Verizon published its annual Data Breach Investigations Report (DBIR) which details the major trends in data breaches observed over the previous year. This report has become a widely respected industry standard that companies...

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A Risk-based Approach to Cybersecurity Can Save Time & Money

If you’ve glanced at the opinion columns of security industry publications, you’ve probably seen the term “risk-based” floating around, as in “the time is now for a comprehensive, risk-based approachor “a risk-based approach to security...

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