A cyber security plan is the centerpiece of any effort to defend against attacks and mitigate risk in IT environments. Cyber security plans cover the strategy, policy, procedures, and technologies your organization will rely on when seeking to heighten cyber risk management and implement successful security programs.
Data and metrics are critical to every cyber security plan. By providing greater visibility into the attack surface and measuring the effectiveness of security controls, data and metrics enable your security leaders to focus resources on addressing the largest areas of risk while benchmarking performance against competitors and peers.
BitSight provides a suite of cyber security and risk management solutions that help organizations create, measure, and refine effective and efficient cyber security plans. With BitSight, cyber security risk management teams have the objective, verifiable information they need to confidently make informed decisions and drive data-driven conversations about security and risk.
Determining how an organization will respond to a data breach is an essential part of every cyber security plan. When a breach occurs, have a pre-established data breach response plan enables security leaders to take immediate action to minimize damage to data, reputation, and the bottom line without having to spend time defining ownership and responsibilities.
Data breach response plans are highly customized to the needs of each organization, but there are several tasks that must be included in this kind of cyber security plan for every business.
Like every other part of a cyber security plan, a data breach response plan relies on superior metrics. When a breach is detected, BitSight metrics can help identify where vulnerabilities are present in the network, helping to speed remediation. After remediation, BitSight cyber risk monitoring tools can help to see if problems in systems have been truly addressed or if vulnerabilities are still present in your network.
BitSight is the most widely adopted Security Ratings solution in the world. BitSight ratings offer a data-driven, dynamic measurement of the cybersecurity performance of an organization and its third-party vendors. BitSight analyzes vast amounts of externally observable data to produce daily security ratings that range from 250 to 900. The higher the rating, the more effective the company’s security practices the lower the likelihood of a breach.
BitSight Security Ratings are based on four categories of data – compromised systems, security intelligence, user behavior, and publicly disclosed data breaches. In addition to an overall rating for each company, BitSight provides data on specific ratings for certain risk factors and individual digital assets.
BitSight Security Ratings provide the data and metrics security leaders need when crafting a cyber security plan or cyber risk management framework. BitSight’s data can help to identify risk throughout an organization’s attack surface or vendor ecosystem. Additionally, BitSight can measure the effectiveness of controls selected to mitigate risk and improve security, and benchmark an organization’s performance against peers and competitors. Ultimately, BitSight provides the clear, objective, and continuous data that security leaders need to refine their cyber security risk management process.
The BitSight Security Ratings platform offers a suite of solutions that security leaders can take advantage of when crafting cyber security plans.
Founded in 2011, BitSight transforms how companies manage information security risk. By providing objective, verifiable, and actionable security ratings, BitSight helps organizations make faster, more strategic decisions about cybersecurity policy and third-party risk management.
BitSight is trusted by some of the largest organizations and governments to get a clearer picture of their security posture and the posture of their third-party vendors. Over 2,100 customers use BitSight to monitor 540,000 organizations. Seven of the top 10 largest cyber insurers trust BitSight, as do 4 of the top 5 investment banks and all of the Big 4 accounting firms. BitSight is the choice of 20% of the world’s countries and 25% of Fortune 500 companies.
A cyber security plan specifies the security policies, procedures, and controls required to protect an organization against threats and risk. A cyber security plan can also outline the specific steps to take to respond to a breach.
Security leaders can use metrics to identify risk within an organization’s attack surface or its vendor ecosystem. Metrics also play a role in measuring the performance of security and risk programs over time. Additionally, benchmarking with metrics allows organizations to see how their security programs compare to peers and competitors.