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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.

Coronavirus Pandemic Highlights Government Cyber Vulnerabilities

As citizens adjust their daily lives to reduce the chances of catching or spreading COVID-19, the risks associated with the pandemic are extending beyond a national health and economic crisis. Cyberthreats, including phishing scams, spam,...

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Lack of Cyber Metrics Hamper U.S. Ability to Respond to Cyberattacks

As the nation struggles to come to terms with the coronavirus and questions linger around our readiness for such a pandemic, government leaders are already grappling with the next potential catastrophe — a major cyberattack against the U.S.

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ElevenPaths CyberSecurity Report Outlines Cyber Risk Ratings by Sector

ElevenPaths, Telefonica’s Cybersecurity Unit, recently released a new report that summarizes the latest cybersecurity insights from the second half of 2019 — covering everything from relevant incidents and vulnerabilities to cyber risk...

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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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