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.

Lessons Learned From The Garmin Cyberattack

In the cybersecurity industry we deal with news of breaches or potential threats nearly every day, but when you really think about it, it’s bizarrely rare how little these events impact our everyday lives. Yes, they impact the professional...

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Discover and Mitigate Cyber Risk Across Your Cloud Environment

Did you know that the volume of attacks on cloud services more than doubled in 2019? According to the 2020 Trustwave Global Security Report, cloud environments are now the third most targeted environment for cyber attacks. While these...

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July Employee Spotlight: Jen Jaworski

Name: Jen Jaworski

Job Title: Technical Research Quality Assurer and Player Development Coach

What do you do at BitSight and when did you start? 

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What Does a Successful Third-Party Risk Management Program Look Like?

As digital transformation picks up pace, companies are working with more vendors than ever. According to Gartner, 60% of organizations now work with more than 1,000 third-party vendors — including partners, sub-contractors, and suppliers.

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Easy Security Wins: How Patching and Software Updates Impact Your Cybersecurity

As companies continue to try and manage the massive changes to work driven by COVID-19, security teams have faced immense pressure to rise to the challenge and keep companies secure. In the face of the large scale shift to work from home, ...

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What is Digital Risk Protection?

Digital risk protection (DRP) solutions can be powerful operational tools for security analysts and threat researchers looking to identify and address existing cyber risk exposures quickly. While these solutions can provide valuable...

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Enhance Vulnerability Mitigation With Security Performance Management

Did you know that 60% of breaches involve vulnerabilities for which a patch was available but not applied? Now, as business-targeted cyber attacks are on the rise, the ability to mitigate security vulnerabilities quickly and effectively is...

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Best Practices for Managing Third-party Risk in the Energy Sector

Back in May this year, President Trump issued an executive order banning US energy sector entities from acquiring electric equipment from foreign adversaries, citing potential cybersecurity threats.

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How To Mature Your Vendor Risk Management Program

There are layers of uncertainty plaguing security professionals when it comes to the time, money, and energy they spend focusing on their third-party risk management systems. Without the proper tools and analysis, it is hard to know if...

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BitSight Data Highlights Vaccine Developer Vulnerabilities

As the biomedical community rushes to develop vaccines to combat COVID-19, malicious actors are seeking to steal the sensitive intellectual property that underpins treatment.

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Take Your Threat Intelligence Insights to the Next Level

As your attack surface grows and the threat environment becomes increasingly complex, it’s more important than ever to take a risk-based approach to cybersecurity. By doing so, you can focus your limited resources on the areas that have...

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How Security Performance Management Fits Into Your Tech Stack

In our ever-evolving, dynamic cybersecurity landscape, new vulnerabilities are being exploited daily and potential threats can escalate very quickly. Expectations and standards of care are constantly in flux — and what constituted...

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Why Cyber Risk Prioritization is Essential to a Solid TPRM Program

Today’s businesses can’t succeed on their own, which is why they turn to third parties to grow and stay competitive. However, these partnerships can introduce unwanted cyber risk.

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More Security Tools Hinder Response Efforts: Better Planning Pays Off

The global cybersecurity market is currently worth $173 billion and expected to grow to $270 billion by 2026. Yet as organizations invest more in security technology, a new global survey by IBM Security and the Ponemon Institute suggests...

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Protecting Sensitive Data: 4 Things To Keep In Mind

Given the recent security breaches and reported hacking attempts, it is increasingly important for companies to have a handle on their most sensitive data. Sensitive data can include employees’ personal information, customer information,...

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How Continuous Monitoring Revolutionizes Third-Party Risk Management

If you’re running a third-party risk management program, you’re probably no stranger to pressure. Between business owners demanding vendors be onboarded ever faster, to the ever present threat of a data breach, there is a lot to worry...

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Secure Remote Work: New Threats Require a Shift in Policy and Training

Working from home introduces significant cyber risk to any organization. However, recent events reveal that it’s not a case of “if” but “when” bad actors will exploit the rampant vulnerabilities on home networks.

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