BITSIGHT SECURITY RATINGS BLOG

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How Government Agencies Can Migrate to the Cloud Securely

Driven by the need to collaborate across remote work environments, COVID-19 has sped up the adoption of cloud services by many government agencies. Yet, questions about security remain.

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Government Teleworking Could Last for Months, Exacerbating Cyber Risk

As federal government guidance on social distancing due to the COVID-19 pandemic is extended through April, a new reality is setting in for federal workers — a prolonged period of telework, even beyond the coronavirus crisis.

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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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Hackers Target Defense Contractors in an Effort to Reach the Pentagon

The Department of Defense (DoD) has one of the largest supply chains in the world, scaling to hundreds of thousands of different vendors and partners. Yet, these vital partners in our nation’s defense infrastructure pose a huge cyber risk.

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Australian Companies Now Have 6 Months For APRA Compliance

Early in 2019, unknown threat actors attempted to hack the Australian federal Parliament’s computer network and the servers used by every politician, staffer, and security officer in Parliament House. Authorities believe there is a strong...

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New Iranian Cyber Warfare Puts U.S. Networks at Risk

As tensions between the U.S. and Iran continue to heat up, a cyber war is already underway between the two nations.

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Security Ratings of U.S. Federal Agencies & Government Contractors

The federal government relies on tens of thousands of contractors and subcontractors — often referred to as the federal “supply chain” — to provide critical services, hold or maintain sensitive data, deliver technology, and perform key...

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Continuous Monitoring: 3 Keys to Government Success

In recent years, the US government has become a leading advocate for continuous monitoring of security threats and vulnerabilities. But how effectively are departments and agencies in implementing these programs? And how do we measure...

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