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Why Bayer Chose BitSight

Companies must build a “trust and verify” strategy when it comes to managing third party risk. Requesting documentation about a supplier’s security performance is good – but how can you verify it? How can you continuously review...

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Cloud outsourcing poses new challenges for regulators and Financial Services

Cyber risk and regulatory compliance are two sides of the same coin in the Financial Services sector. Together, they spur Financial Services companies to take action to protect customers, their business and the global financial ecosystem...

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Financial services in Asia Pac face regulatory driven scrutiny of cyber risk management

The evolution of the technology environment and related security threats is so fast paced it often seems businesses and regulators are playing an endless game of catch-up.

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Control and Accountability: The New Watchwords for Regulatory Compliance

The regulatory environment is evolving rapidly as national and international regulatory bodies attempt to keep pace with changing business models, technology infrastructure and continuously escalating cyberthreats. 

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CISO Education Requirements: Degrees, Training Courses, and Certifications

About 25 years ago, the evolution of the overall digital ecosystem necessitated the creation of the first CISO role. Now, 61% of companies have a CISO. 

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BitSight Study: Just How Secure is the Business Services Sector?

Management consultants, accountants, public safety offices, marketing firms, and many more business and professional services organizations are high-value targets for cybercriminals due to the range of confidential client information they...

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Financial Data Breaches 2019: Capital One, First American, Desjardins, More

Cyber attacks are occurring more frequently and banks, insurance companies, and other financial services firms are prime targets. Due to the nature of these businesses and the sensitivity of their data, financial firms are hit with...

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Social Engineering: How Attackers Exploit People's Vulnerabilities

A new report from the Information Security Forum (ISF) contains some fascinating insights into how hackers probe and exploit people's psychological vulnerabilities to gain access to corporate systems. From phishing to "whaling" (targeting...

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Just How Secure is the Technology Sector?

Technology companies — along with their partner ecosystems — are some of the most targeted organizations when it comes to cyber-attacks. In 2018, enterprises invested an average of 3.5 million on cloud apps, platforms, and services —...

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