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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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Is Single Sign-On Secure? SSO Benefits for Remote Work

Remote work has always introduced unique and evolving cyber risks. In our “new normal” operating environment, where entire workforces have gone remote, IT security teams are facing an unprecedented challenge.

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Are Your Payment Card Vendors Maintaining PCI Security Standards?

The payment card industry (PCI) has long been a Holy Grail target for bad actors for obvious reasons. Visa, Mastercard, and American Express account for the bulk of the consumer financial activity in the United States. Breaching them would...

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2021 Cybersecurity Trends: BitSight Predicts the Top 3

2020 was a transformative year that blew all predictions out of the water. As we look ahead to 2021, we will continue to see the repercussions of this year’s events.

There is much work to be done. Below is our take on the top three 2021...

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Use the right cybersecurity analytics to make a business case for risk management

Not long ago, corporate executives would give only passing thoughts to their organization’s cybersecurity postures. Leadership and board members would take notice in the wake of a major data breach, for example, or a couple of times a year...

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