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.

Businesses Must Prepare Now for the Growing Cybersecurity Cold War

Each January, cybersecurity pundits busily fill the airwaves with their predictions for the year ahead. There’s much to think about. However one trend is particularly troubling for U.S. and European businesses – an intensification of a new...

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Tensions with Iran Could Have Cybersecurity Ramifications for U.S. Businesses

Rising tensions in the Middle East in the wake of the killing of General Qasem Soleimani, the head of Iran’s military Quds Forces, has U.S. troops on high alert.

However, the strike has also put cybersecurity experts on notice.

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New Orleans Suffers Friday the 13th Ransomware Attack

Friday the 13th of December proved to be a cybersecurity nightmare for the city of New Orleans -- and it’s not over yet. At around 5.00 a.m., “suspicious activity”, including evidence of both ransomware and phishing, was detected on the...

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Guide: Fourth-Party Cyber Risk & Management

In today’s interconnected world, supply chains are growing exponentially. As a result, third-party risk has become a big focus for senior management. But what about the vendors that your suppliers rely on and the threat of fourth-party...

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4 Ways to Minimize the Risk of a Third-Party Data Breach

Today, 59% of data breaches originate with third-party vendors. And, as globalization brings more interconnected supply chains, that number is anticipated to grow.

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8 Blogs & Newsletters CISOs Should Subscribe To

Cybersecurity is always changing, and it's up to CISOs to keep up with the times. There are plenty of blogs and newsletters offering information on new developments in data security, but not all of them are worth following. 

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What is Cyber Security Performance Management?

Security performance management (SPM) helps security and risk leaders take a risk-based, outcome-driven approach to assessing and managing the performance of their organization’s cybersecurity program. With SPM, security leaders can...

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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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Forecasting and Advanced Analytics: Building a Solid Security Strategy For 2020

2020 is not only the beginning of a new year, but the start of a new decade, and with it comes the dawn of a new era for the digital world. We’re now in the midst of the once far-off, “futuristic” time periods old books and movies used to...

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