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Over the last 5-10 years, we’ve seen a major uptick in the number of regulations across all sectors regarding cybersecurity. The following is a brief look at how cybersecurity regulations have been implemented across seven sectors and...

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The annual RSA Conference is upon us once again! I don’t know about you, but at BitSight, we always look forward to joining 40,000+ of our closest friends and fellow security professionals in the city by the bay.

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Vendor risk management (VRM) is the practice of evaluating business partners, associates, or third-party vendors both before a business relationship is established and during the duration of your business contract. This is a...

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Any seasoned vendor risk manager will tell you that determining whether a particular third party’s cybersecurity is up to your standards—and deciding how much risk to assume through your relations with your vendors—is not a simple task....

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What Is A Security Rating?

Joel Alcon | January 19, 2017

A BitSight Security Rating is a simple way to understand and assess the cybersecurity posture of an organization or an organization’s vendors. It helps answer a number of critical cybersecurity questions:

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Over the past couple of weeks, a major issue has surfaced affecting numerous companies that use MongoDB to store their data. Those who install MongoDB on a server and use default settings are exposing their data to the internet and...

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Anyone in the security space can agree that a solid cybersecurity policy goes a long way. But not everyone in your organization is a security expert. In fact, many employees may not know the first thing about firewalls or viruses—which is...

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On February 12, 2013, President Barack Obama issued Executive Order 13636, “Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity,” which called for collaboration between government and the private sector to create a set of standards for...

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Cybersecurity Risk: A Thorough Definition

Melissa Stevens | January 10, 2017

Risk is commonly defined as threat times vulnerability times consequence. This formula applies to anything that could be exposing you to danger, but when applied to cybersecurity—the unique risks individuals and businesses face as a result...

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