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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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What You Need To Know About Vendor Compliance

Melissa Stevens | January 5, 2017

Merriam-Webster defines compliance as “the act or process of doing what you have been asked or ordered to do.” This, of course, is important when it comes to cybersecurity. You need to know that your vendors are willing to comply with your...

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New Report: Cybersecurity In The Legal Sector

Melissa Stevens | December 29, 2016

Cyber criminals are constantly looking for new ways to gain access to sensitive information, trade secrets, or intellectual property from companies with strong security measures. But if those organizations have strong security measures in...

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4 Cybersecurity Trends You'll See In 2017

Stephen Boyer | December 27, 2016

During 2016, a lot happened in the realm of cybersecurity, and we witnessed a number of noteworthy events and trends: 

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A View into the Dark Web

Joel Alcon | December 22, 2016

There is a parallel universe in the cyber world known as the “Dark Web.” It’s a part of the Internet inaccessible via standard browsers or search engines, and it’s where cyber criminals share botnet kits, trade bitcoins, and recruit other...

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Vendor security is becoming a focal point of risk management for many organizations. In many ways, this trend started with the Target breach from 2013, which highlighted the extensive financial and reputational impact of a third party...

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The Top 7 CIO Challenges In 2017

Melissa Stevens | December 16, 2016

In today’s security landscape, the CIO has a large and important role to fill. They must be aware of and compliant with regulations in their industry, focus on ensuring that the right security controls are in place for the organization and...

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With third parties becoming a major attack vector into organizations, BitSight is focused on enabling security and vendor risk professionals to better prioritize their efforts when it comes to identifying and monitoring cyber security...

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Understanding the consequences of cyberattacks and the importance of putting cybersecurity measures in place is more important today than ever before. Therefore, the need for data-driven breach statistics and facts from the cybersecurity...

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