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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.

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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Join BitSight at RSA Conference 2019

Just like in previous years, BitSight will be at RSA Conference 2019 — and we’re looking forward to seeing everyone there. Join us from March 4-8 in the Moscone Center’s South Hall at Booth #3434 in San Francisco, CA — we will be demoing...

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Breaking Down Cyber Basics: Understanding Vulnerabilities, Threats & Exploits

In 2019, cyber incidents will be the second most important global business risk.  The more cyber incidents that continue to happen on a global scale, the more critical it is for users to understand how to classify the dangers that exist...

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What You Can Do Today to Prevent A Data Breach

When it comes to data breach prevention, there are plenty of guides for reducing risk in the long term. While it’s definitely valuable to be working on a data breach prevention strategy with 6-month, 1-year, or 5-year goals, not every...

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Cybersecurity in Europe is Improving: Thank You GDPR?

After years of debate over whether to impose new cybersecurity regulations on companies,  General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) laws went into effect in Europe in May 2018. Already we’ve seen several data breach victims ordered to pay...

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Forecasting: The Missing Link in Your Annual Security Performance Planning Process

When it comes to security performance management within your organization, how do your security teams measure performance? If they’re using security ratings, they know that this objective, quantitative measurement is an effective place to...

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Cybersecurity and Banking: 3 Trends to Watch in 2019

Banks have always been at the forefront of enterprise cybersecurity. Their enormous stores of cash and consumer data have made them a top target for hackers, and the threat of financial losses, regulatory consequences, and reputational...

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