- Why BitSight?
Visibility. Engaged Community. Prioritization & Context.
Find out why BitSight is the leading Security Rating Service.
Organizations are often in the dark when it comes to understanding the actual security performance of critical third parties or even assessing the impact of their own security programs and policies. This is due to a lack of objective metrics and tools that help measure and mitigate cyber risk across the business ecosystem.
In 2011, BitSight pioneered the security ratings market, founding the company with a solitary mission: to transform how organizations evaluate risk and security performance by employing the outside-in model used by credit rating agencies. BitSight is honored to be supported by the top scientists of the National Science Foundation, which provides financial backing to scientific and engineering efforts of national importance.
Based on BitSight’s industry-leading proprietary data set as well as trusted, reputable data partnerships, we provide Security Ratings that are objective, verifiable, and actionable.
BitSight’s proprietary method of data collection of 120+ sources — encompassing both owned and licensed data — gives our customers unprecedented visibility into key risk vectors, many of which are completely unique to BitSight.
We provide insight into 23 risk vectors across compromised systems, security diligence, user behavior and data breaches — twice as many as other security rating organizations.
We have the most accurate network asset maps — over 160,000 of them: BitSight researchers use tools to account for IP addresses, domains, and certificates owned by a company. Automated and human-validated processes are used to ensure accurate company tree mapping — providing visibility to parent/child relationships and the associated risks across the entire company map.
We own the largest botnet sinkholing infrastructure, providing our customers the greatest visibility into compromised systems, a risk that has been highly correlated to data breaches.
We provide the ability to view 12+ months of historical data to identify trends and provide more insight into risks and vulnerabilities.
A Security Ratings platform’s value increases as each participant engages in more of the platform’s intended uses. BitSight has the most robust community of cyber risk professionals interacting on our platform.
We incorporate only the most critical, high quality risk vectors into the Security Rating.
From our personalized onboarding to our best-in-class customer support, BitSight is committed to ensuring our customers can operationalize security ratings and find immediate value. We strive to be both easy to work with and quick to respond, as indicated by our performance ratings: