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Cloud outsourcing poses new challenges for regulators and Financial Services

Cyber risk and regulatory compliance are two sides of the same coin in the Financial Services sector. Together, they spur Financial Services companies to take action to protect customers, their business and the global financial ecosystem...

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Financial services in Asia Pac face regulatory driven scrutiny of cyber risk management

The evolution of the technology environment and related security threats is so fast paced it often seems businesses and regulators are playing an endless game of catch-up.

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Control and Accountability: The New Watchwords for Regulatory Compliance

The regulatory environment is evolving rapidly as national and international regulatory bodies attempt to keep pace with changing business models, technology infrastructure and continuously escalating cyberthreats. 

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CISO Education Requirements: Degrees, Training Courses, and Certifications

About 25 years ago, the evolution of the overall digital ecosystem necessitated the creation of the first CISO role. Now, 61% of companies have a CISO. 

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A Security Score vs. A Security Rating: What’s The Difference?

This post was originally published July 18, 2016 and has been updated for accuracy and comprehensiveness.

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BitSight Study: Healthcare Sector is Far Too Vulnerable to Cyber Threats

Healthcare is under attack. Hospitals, doctors’ networks, insurance companies, and others are prime targets for hackers due to the valuable protected health information (PHI) they store and the vital role they play in our nation’s critical...

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What Boards of Directors Are Missing about Cybersecurity

Cyberattacks have increased significantly in recent years, bringing vital conversations about cybersecurity into the Boardroom. As Board oversight of cybersecurity has increased, Board members — even those without technical expertise —...

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Research Paper Validates Security Ratings’ Correlation to Likelihood of Breach

This spring, the research paper titled “Risky Business: Assessing Security with External Measurements” was published on Cornell’s academic resource site. Authored by former BitSight data scientist, Jay Jacobs, as well as fellow academics...

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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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