BitSight Security Ratings Blog

The latest security ratings happenings and advice to keep
your company’s security posture strong.


Onboarding third-party vendors that will have access to your network and data can have dire consequences if you don’t have the ability to gauge vendor risk.

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Takeaways From Yahoo's 500-Million-Account Breach

Melissa Stevens | October 6, 2016

Last month, email giant Yahoo announced the compromise of 500 million user accounts—which is being called the largest breach from a single site in history. The breach compromised names, email addresses, telephone numbers, dates of birth,...

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Ponemon Institute’s study, Data Risk in the Third-Party Ecosystem, highlights the challenges that companies face in protecting sensitive and confidential information shared with third parties.

  • Of the respondents surveyed, 37 percent do...
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Debunking Security Rating Myths

Noah Simon | October 3, 2016

Security Ratings are still a relatively new phenomenon. As a result, many security and risk professionals are still familiarizing themselves with how ratings work, the data used to compute ratings, and how ratings are put into action. We...

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Today, organizations don’t just ask their vendors, business partners, and third parties to perform a service or provide a product. They also expect them to meet a number of contractual requirements. Financial and legal requirements are...

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Like many technical industries, cybersecurity has a lot of specialized lingo. But there are two dozen cybersecurity terms in particular that are critical to understand. We’ve defined them here (in alphabetical order) and linked to a few...

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The Rising Face of Cybercrime: Ransomware

Noah Simon | September 21, 2016

Ransomware has been all the talk lately in the security industry- and deservedly so. These attacks have surged in the last year: hospitals, banks, and local police departments have all been infected with ransomware. Organizations have been...

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What is BitSight?

BitSight’s goal is to translate complex cybersecurity issues into simple business context through the use of security ratings. In doing this, BitSight helps companies:

  • Understand their own security performance, and the...
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3 Attack Vectors That Lead To Cybersecurity Breaches

Melissa Stevens | September 8, 2016

When we talk about cybersecurity events, we often discuss “the three principles of security”—which are often abbreviated “CIA”: 

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