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BitSight Security Ratings Blog

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8 Recent, Dangerous Ransomware Examples

Bryana Dacri | January 8, 2018

The threat of ransomware is rapidly increasing.

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If your company processes the data of individuals who reside in the European Union, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is likely a hot topic around the office right now. Once the regulation goes into effect in May 2018,...

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When BitSight pioneered the security ratings market over six years ago, it was the first to use the outside-in approach to security ratings. Although not initially intuitive to many people, the value of this approach has become...

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The Top 10 Cybersecurity Articles Of 2017: A Recap

Bryana Dacri | December 21, 2017

2018 is right around the corner, and while we’re looking forward to what’s coming, we’re also thinking back on the best of this year. Here’s a look at 10 of our most frequently viewed cybersecurity articles in 2017.

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Within the BitSight Security Ratings platform, we prioritize features specifically chosen to help organizations identify and manage risks across their own networks and the networks of their third parties. BitSight now enables users to...

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Determining whether you should quote or decline a cyber insurance applicant is an extensive and critical process. Typically, the decision is made after gaining an understanding of what the company does, identifying critical application...

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5 Highlights Of The NYDFS Cybersecurity Regulations

Jake Olcott | December 14, 2017

In March 2017, the New York Department of Financial Services (NYDFS) cybersecurity regulations—known as 23 NYCRR Part 500—went into effect. According to the regulation, “any Person operating under or required to operate under a license,...

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As security and risk professionals work to finish out the year, they must also be thoughtful about planning for 2018. While it’s great to end the last quarter of the business year on a strong note, it’s even more critical for businesses to...

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What You Need To Know About Vendor Compliance

Melissa Stevens | December 12, 2017

Compliance, at its core, is a legal term. It’s the “act or process of doing what you have been asked or ordered to do.” But creating a successful vendor compliance program isn’t as simple as asking third parties to comply with your...

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