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What’s Most Notable in Biden’s Cybersecurity Executive Order?

In light of recent significant attacks targeting the U.S. government, the Biden administration issued an Executive Order (EO) on cybersecurity on May 8, 2021.

Overall, the EO starts to fill in some critical gaps in US government...

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BitSight Observations Into Hafnium Part Four: Who Is Still Vulnerable?

The unfolding Hafnium attack is the latest event in the trend of cyber events. CISO’s are starting to recognize that enterprise cyber security is being redefined to mean me and all my suppliers, or  the combination of first and third party...

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Should Security Ratings Require Independent Verification?

As a recent Forrester report highlighted, there are many cybersecurity ratings available. Security ratings have a valuable place in your overall cyber risk mitigation strategy, for many reasons.

Not all security ratings are equal though.

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BitSight Is A Partner for Cybersecurity In Law Enforcement

You can tell a lot about someone by the company they keep, and the same goes for your security ratings partner. All security ratings are not created equal.

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Three Things You Should Ask Your Security Ratings Partner

BitSight was recently named a Leader in The Forrester New Wave™: Cybersecurity Risk Rating Solutions, Q1 2021.   As the creator and largest vendor by market presence in the category, we were honored to be recognized and to be the only...

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4 Must-have Best Practices for Better Vendor Risk Management

Vendor risk management is top of everyone’s mind in light of the recent SolarWinds supply chain attack and concerns around weak points in the COVID-19 vaccination supply chains. Both exemplify the need for organizations of all types to...

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What the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act Means for Financial Services Cybersecurity

For obvious reasons, the financial services industry has had the unfortunate distinction of being one of the largest high value targets for threat actors. Research shows that financial services businesses experience 300 more cyber attacks...

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The Big Data Breaches of 2020: What Happened and What Did We Learn?

Not to be forgotten during the chaos that was 2020 were the massive cybersecurity breaches that directly impacted some of the country’s largest businesses and their customers. Let’s take a closer look at four of the big data breaches of...

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CISO's Board Report Cyber Security Toolkit

When it comes to reporting to the board, there are plenty of tools at the CISO’s disposal. Looking at the right metrics and putting them in the right context can help turn your next board meeting into a source of confidence, not stress....

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