Bitsight and Moody’s Launch New Cyber Risk Solution Covering More Than 325 Million Organizations

With 25x more coverage than other cyber security ratings companies, the new offering delivers stronger market context for better informed decisions and greater business resiliency 

BOSTON – Apr 22, 2024 – Bitsight, a global leader in cyber risk management, and Moody’s, a global
leader in risk assessment, today announced the launch of the Implied Cyber Threat (ICT), an offering built on Bitsight’s leading cyber risk analytics engine and Moody’s Orbis company database. ICT provides cyber risk insights and valuable market context for more than 325 million organizations worldwide - the highest coverage in the market by a factor of over 25x. 

As the global economy becomes increasingly digital and losses from cyber events continue to climb, cyber risk has become a primary consideration beyond the enterprise security suite. Organizations need cyber risk insights into all third parties they do business with, including insureds, investments, and borrowers. The ICT is an industry-first analytic that facilitates a unified, comparable assessment of the inherent risks these organizations face. 

“Cyberattacks and ransomware cost companies billions in losses every year, jeopardizing global business stability and making cyber risk management a top priority for business leaders,” said Matt McDonald, Managing Director, Moody’s. “The ICT will help our customers assess their third-party cyber risks. The scale of the ICT is a major advancement that will help provide actionable cyber risk insight into extended business ecosystems.”   

The ICT quantifies the inherent cyber risk for an organization based on Moody’s leading firmographic indicators including company size, sector and geography, plus a unique subset of Bitsight’s risk vectors including botnet infections and open ports. The result is a highly actionable inherent risk indicator, with a significant correlation to breach and ransomware. Entities with very high risk are nearly 11x more likely to experience a security incident compared to very low risk entities. In this regard, the ICT can act as a powerful standalone indicator of relative cyber risk as well as a contextual complement to Bitsight’s performance analytics. The ICT is now available to customers of Moody’s Orbis and Catalyst offerings. 

“Our partnership with Moody’s is rooted in helping global institutions better understand, quantify and respond to cyber risk. By bringing together Bitsight cyber analytics with Moody’s leading company information, the market now has a powerful mechanism for assessing cyber risk at scale,” said Derek Vadala, Chief Risk Officer, Bitsight. “Today’s launch of the ICT is a critical step forward in ensuring cyber risk assessment capabilities are highly accessible and understandable to all business audiences.” 

Learn more about the Implied Cyber Threat analytic here.

About Bitsight 
Bitsight is a global cyber risk management leader transforming how organizations manage exposure, performance, and risk for themselves and their third parties. Companies rely on Bitsight to prioritize their cybersecurity investments, build greater trust within their ecosystem, and reduce their chances of financial loss. Built on over a decade of market-leading innovation, Bitsight’s integrated solutions deliver value across enterprise security performance, digital supply chains, cyber insurance and data analysis. For more information, visit or connect with us on LinkedIn.

About Moody’s Corporation
Moody’s (NYSE: MCO) is a global integrated risk assessment firm that empowers organizations to make
better decisions. Its data, analytical solutions and insights help decision-makers identify opportunities and
manage the risks of doing business with others. We believe that greater transparency, more informed
decisions, and fair access to information open the door to shared progress. With approximately 15,000
employees in more than 40 countries, Moody’s combines international presence with local expertise and
over a century of experience in financial markets. Learn more at