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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.

Analyzing Utilities Sector Cybersecurity Performance

With economic sanctions being levied by the US against Iran and a trade war heating up with China, some security experts are cautioning that attacks targeting US critical infrastructure may be inevitable. Are electric utilities prepared to...

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Security Performance in Business Context: How Forecasts Empower Organizations to Improve Processes

When it comes to managing your organization’s cybersecurity performance, understanding the business context in which you make decisions is key. By leveraging security ratings you can understand the efficacy of your current security...

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Open Port Vulnerabilities: What's the Big Deal?

If you’ve done any research into improving network security, you’ve probably seen one suggestion repeated again and again: close your open ports.

Why is this such a common recommendation? Are open port vulnerabilities really a big deal?...

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A Risk-based Approach to Cybersecurity Can Save Time & Money

If you’ve glanced at the opinion columns of security industry publications, you’ve probably seen the term “risk-based” floating around, as in “the time is now for a comprehensive, risk-based approachor “a risk-based approach to security...

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Types of Penetration Testing: Which Is Right for Your Business?

Penetration tests (a.k.a. pen tests) are point-in-time assessments of cybersecurity. They allow IT and security professionals to assess the adequacy of security controls, including intrusion detection and response systems, and identify...

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What Are Security Ratings?

Security ratings are a data-driven, objective and dynamic measurement of an organization’s security performance. Thousands of organizations around the world use BitSight Security Ratings as a tool to address a variety of critical,...

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Cybersecurity Risk Assessment Tools You Can Use Year-Round

When it comes to improving cybersecurity at your organization, there are some fixes that you can undertake with very little preparation. More robust remediation efforts, however, usually start with a cybersecurity risk assessment.

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Gartner Names Security Ratings a Top 10 Security Project for 2019

Just a few weeks ago, Gartner released their list of “Top 10 Security Projects for 2019”, and named security ratings services as a business imperative.

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The Importance of Continuous Improvement in Security Performance Management

When it comes to managing their organization’s cybersecurity performance, security and risk leaders must take a risk-based, outcome-driven approach. They can do so through targeted measurement, continuous monitoring, and detailed planning...

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