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How Government Agencies Can Migrate to the Cloud Securely

Driven by the need to collaborate across remote work environments, COVID-19 has sped up the adoption of cloud services by many government agencies. Yet, questions about security remain.

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The 2020 Verizon DBIR: If Nothing Changes, Then Nothing Changes

This week the 13th edition of the Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report (DBIR) was released, which is usually a hallmark event of the cybersecurity world. As we have been in previous years, BitSight is proud to be a data contributor to...

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Take Your Security Data to the Next Level

In today’s ever-evolving, increasingly complex threat landscape, it’s more important than ever to have the necessary insights and resources to make data-driven security performance management decisions. 

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4 Ways to Mitigate Cyber Risk as Hackers Target COVID Researchers

As the U.S. biomedical community rushes to combat COVID-19, the FBI announced last week that, in a bid to win the race for a vaccine or cure, state-sponsored Chinese hackers are targeting U.S. researchers in an attempt to “obtain valuable...

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Report Shows Cyber Attacks on Cloud Services Have Doubled

As cloud services increase in popularity, a worrying cybersecurity trend has emerged. According to the 2020 Trustwave Global Security Report, the volume of attacks on cloud services more than doubled in 2019 and accounted for 20% of...

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How and When to Reassess Your Vendor’s Cybersecurity Posture

From a security perspective, your work isn’t done when a new vendor signs on the dotted line. After the onboarding process is complete, you must implement continuous monitoring practices to ensure your new third-party maintains the desired...

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The Shifting Role of the Security Professional: Doing More With Less

The COVID-19 outbreak has seen the roles of many cybersecurity professionals change — and many worry what it will mean for protecting their organizations from attacks.

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Shine a Light on Shadow IT

Over the last several years Shadow IT has grown from a minor annoyance into a major threat to business operations. While the term is often used to refer to runaway tech spending by users in marketing or dev-ops or finance, it has in fact...

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BitSight Research Reveals Vulnerabilities in Point of Sales Systems

When people talk about cybersecurity risks, the first area that normally comes to mind is malware. Some might even consider that it’s the worst event that can happen, as it normally indicates that a malicious actor has already bypassed the...

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Vendor Contract Do’s and Don’ts

According to an Opus and Ponemon Institute study, 59% of companies have experienced a data breach caused by one of their vendors or third parties — while only 16% claim they effectively mitigate third-party risks. Don’t be a part of these...

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3 Ways to Mitigate Cyber Risk in Temporary COVID-19 Hospitals

As cases of COVID-19 have grown, a lack of capacity has led governments to erect temporary hospitals in our nation’s stadiums, parks, and convention centers.

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