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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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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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BitSight Study: Just How Secure is the Business Services Sector?

Management consultants, accountants, public safety offices, marketing firms, and many more business and professional services organizations are high-value targets for cybercriminals due to the range of confidential client information they...

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Social Engineering: How Attackers Exploit People's Vulnerabilities

A new report from the Information Security Forum (ISF) contains some fascinating insights into how hackers probe and exploit people's psychological vulnerabilities to gain access to corporate systems. From phishing to "whaling" (targeting...

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Turning Business Unit Heads Into Security Management Leaders

The old adage “it’s hard to find good help these days” has never been more true than when talking about security management. The well-documented cybersecurity shortage is very real, and the long hours and pressure experienced by those who...

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New Forrester Study Highlights Need for Security Performance Management

In a new Forrester study commissioned by BitSight,Better Security And Business Outcomes With Security Performance Management, key findings implicate the strong need for businesses worldwide to invest in a robust security performance...

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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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