Understand Your Security Rating

Common questions and answers about BitSight Security Ratings


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Over 2,100 organizations are using BitSight Security Ratings to continuously monitor cyber risk in their business ecosystem. Using an approach similar to credit ratings for financial risk, BitSight customers are able to gain insight into the security posture of third parties as well as their own organization. BitSight Security Ratings are calculated on a scale of 250-900 with a higher rating indicating better security performance.


How did you get your BitSight Security Rating?

I was invited to the BitSight Portal

Great! BitSight grants you complimentary portal access to understand your BitSight Security Rating and investigate details behind it. If you have any questions about your rating details or would like a walkthrough of the ratings portal, please reach out to eva@bitsight.comThe Customer Success team can also provide you with additional context around the invitation you received and answer any questions you may have. 

See how BitSight’s Enable Vendor Access feature allows customers to have data-driven, evidence-based conversations, making vendor risk management a more collaborative process.


I was sent a BitSight report

You may have received a BitSight report from a company you work with. Your BitSight report includes your rating and details behind each risk vector in our platform. However, to get detail into specific security issues occurring within your organization’s digital footprint including IP addresses, you must access the BitSight platform.

All organizations have the right to access to BitSight platform to receive these details free of charge. To inquire about gaining access to the BitSight Security Rating Platform, please email eva@bitsight.com.

Frequently Asked Questions


What is this program?

On behalf of your professional association, as your organization is considered to be important, you have been granted access to BitSight’s platform to monitor your own organization’s Cyber Security Posture. The goal is to provide you with continuous visibility in your current Security Posture in order to get a better understanding of your current Security Posture and support you with improving it.

What is BitSight?

BitSight is a Security Ratings Company that provides organizations access to reports that generate visibility into their own cyber security performance. Reports are based on continuous monitoring of externally visible objective, verifiable and actionable security events. One could formulate this as a continuous ‘criminals’ eye view’ on your organization.

Learn more about the ratings methodology and governance process.

What can I use BitSight for?

As a part of this program you can use BitSight to:

  • Gain visibility in your security posture consisting of 23 risk vectors
  • Validate and manage your digital (cloud) footprint 
  • Use the underlying data to immediately prioritize and remediate your risk
  • Benchmark your organization's security rating to the vertical you belong to
  • Use the security event data to improve the underlying processes that are now in place in your organization to ensure endpoint protection, configuration of internet facing assets, email security etc 
  • Discover shadow IT and unknown risk
  • Continuously monitor your (cloud) infrastructure and the risk related to it
  • Communicate more easily to different stakeholders about your organization's security posture
Will I have to provide information or access to BitSight ?

No, you will not have to provide additional information or access to your systems, and BitSight will not perform intrusive or aggressive scanning on your systems or networks. There is no additional workload to get access to all information.

Is there a cost associated with being involved in this program?

This access has been provided to you at no cost as a result of a special offer from BitSight.

How do I get access to the BitSight Portal?

Your professional organization collects the companies that want to participate. BitSight provides the access information. Check your email or email EVA@bitsighttech.com.

How long do I have access to my own BitSight report?
BitSight has provided your organization with an account that grants you access to the platform and your report until a specified date which is noted in your welcome email.
Can I add more members of my security team to also have access to the platform?
You can add additional users once you have registered to the program and have activated your BitSight account.
How can I get training to operate with the platform?
To bring you and your team up to speed with how to use and understand the information available in the BitSight platform and your report, BitSight has designed educational content available through BitSight Academy, BitSight Connect, and the BitSight Knowledge Base. Additionally, BitSight will invite you to a webinar that will be planned specifically for participants of this program.

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