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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.

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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The Board’s Role in Managing Disruptive Risk: Enter Security Ratings

Today, disruptive risks are an area of focus for corporate directors worldwide. On a global basis, we face disruptions in areas like geopolitical volatility, economic slowdown, emerging technologies, cybersecurity threats, and climate...

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BitSight Security Ratings Platform Expands Its Visibility in Compromised Systems

Since creating the Security Ratings market in 2011, a core component of BitSight’s value to users has been providing industry-leading comprehensive visibility into malware communications.

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Forrester Recognizes BitSight as a Leader in Cybersecurity Risk Rating Solutions

This past Tuesday, BitSight was named a Leader in The Forrester New Wave™: Cybersecurity Risk Rating Solutions, Q4 2018 evaluation. This report evaluates the current offering and strategy of vendors in a particular technology market, such...

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Using Security Ratings to Drive Organizational Performance

An increasing number of security and risk teams are using security ratings to effectively assess the impact of their security programs as well as communicate changes to key decision makers — like the Board of Directors. These teams know...

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Fact or Fiction (Part 3): The Role of Security Ratings in TPRM

Over the course of this blog series, we’ve addressed some of the major concepts surrounding third-party risk, as well as addressed some misconceptions. In this final post, we’ll continue to examine the last three of the top notions...

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Cybersecurity Metrics Your CIO Expects You to Know

Creating a third-party vendor risk management program is a top priority in today’s threat landscape. It’s critical to not only put a program in place, but understand the cybersecurity metrics you should be looking at within your own...

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Third Party Tiering: The Cornerstone of a Strong Third-Party Risk Management Program

With the number of third parties connected to businesses increasing, risk and security teams need to ensure they are spending the right amount of attention on the right third parties. To do this, organizations need a clearly defined,...

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