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BitSight Security Ratings Blog

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The legal sector is one of the more interesting industries to examine when it comes to cybersecurity—and there are a few reasons for this. First, law firms and other legal organizations are one of the most widely-used third parties. While...

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4 Insider Secrets Of The Superstar CISO

Jake Olcott | September 7, 2017

In today’s business environment, companies are often focused on how to best use technology to acquire new customers and improve the customer experience, as these IT applications help generate revenue for the organizations. But every CISO...

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In today’s market, an increasing number of security and risk management executives are being asked to present to the Board of Directors on the state of their — and their third parties’ — security and risk programs. Gartner estimates that...

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Special thanks to Venky Ganesan, the managing director of Menlo Ventures, for his insights into this topic.

Cybersecurity training for boards of directors has become more common in recent years. But just because cybersecurity in general is...

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A key factor in the widespread reach of the WannaCry ransomware attack earlier this year was that, prior to the attack, companies across hundreds of countries failed to apply a critical update (MS17-010) from Microsoft. This attack, along...

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In the security ratings market, some offerings claim that a staggering percentage of the data they leverage is proprietary, and downplay the value of externally sourced data. While these companies may state that (close to) 100% of their...

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Meet Our Engineers: Nick Whalen

Bryana Dacri | August 22, 2017

Want to know what it’s like to be an engineer at BitSight? Check out this Q&A with a member of our engineering team to learn about his role as Team Lead, his experience, and more.

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Within the BitSight Security Ratings platform, we analyze risk vectors specifically chosen to help organizations identify and manage risks across their own networks and the networks of their third parties. Over the past few months,...

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If you’re involved in a healthcare-based organization, you’ve likely noticed the push for stronger vendor security and vendor risk management (VRM) practices. There are a few reasons for this.

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