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Cambridge Centre for Risk Studies and BitSight Partner on Cybersecurity Economics

We are excited to announce a new research partnership with the Cambridge Centre for Risk Studies (CCRS). Our joint research will analyze the relationship between organizational cybersecurity investments and risk reduction. 

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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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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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Enabling Global Investors To Make Better Risk Decisions

Cybersecurity is a critical risk that can materially impact a company’s bottom line. Unfortunately, investors are largely in the dark when it comes to understanding the cybersecurity of the companies in which they invest.

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What Companies Using Cloud Computing Services Need To Know About Their Risk Responsibilities

Cloud computing is not new to the cyber world; it’s here to stay. Web services are common in our everyday lives and workplaces, with things like Facebook, Salesforce, JIRA, Adobe, and GSuite all falling into the cloud-based category....

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Joint Effort with Microsoft to Disrupt Massive Criminal Botnet Necurs

Since 2017 BitSight has been working together with Microsoft’s Digital Crimes Unit (DCU) to understand the inner workings of the Necurs malware, its botnets and command and control infrastructure in order to take disruptive action...

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Third-Party Insight into Triada & Related Families

A few weeks ago Google confirmed that there was malware pre-installed on a number of Android devices due to a supply-chain attack. The latest installment was discovered by security researchers from Dr.Web who have been investigating...

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Data Insights on the BlueKeep Vulnerability

On May 14th, Microsoft issued a warning about the BlueKeep vulnerability (CVE-2019-0708) affecting Remote Desktop Services Protocol (RDP), a component common in most versions of Microsoft Windows that allows remote access to its...

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Fraudulent Android Advertising SDK Installed In Over 15 Million Devices

Every day, BitSight monitors the global threat landscape in a constant effort to identify software that may be placing users and organizations at risk. The presence of malware — or simply potentially unwanted applications — in an...

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