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BITSIGHT SECURITY RATINGS BLOG

Read about the latest cybersecurity news and get advice on third-party vendor risk management, reporting cybersecurity to the Board, managing cyber risks, benchmarking security performance, and more.

Data Driven Security Podcast: Measurement & Security Performance

On June 22, 2014, BitSight CTO and Cofounder Stephen Boyer (@SWBoyer) joined Bob Rudis (@hrbrmstr) and Jay Jacobs (@jayjacobs) on their Data Driven Security Podcast series.  This conversation was long in the works, and something we were...

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Webinar: Benchmarking Security Performance with Industry Security Ratings

As executives and corporate boards are increasingly being called upon to act on cyber security issues, security practitioners need new tools to better communicate performance to upper level management. Benchmarking, a tool used by...

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SEC places security on the board agenda

Comments by Securities and Exchange Commission official, Luis Aguilar, further fueled the debate about the role of the corporate board in addressing cybersecurity risk.  The board already has a risk oversight responsibility, so in theory...
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An Update on Data Breach Notification

In a previous blog post, we outlined federal initiatives to pass a data breach notification law that would simplify the current myriad of state regulations. In the wake of the Target and Neiman Marcus data breaches, legislators and...

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Three Ways to Benchmark Security Performance

Companies are spending more and more on IT security. A recent report by Canalys found that the worldwide IT security market will grow 6.6% annually, becoming a $30.1 billion dollar industry by 2017. This increase in spending may have...

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Compliance: The Danger to Security Performance of Just Going Through The Motions

Merely doing things out of habit can be a risky thing to do. Such as when we just go through the motions when completing tasks – tasks we do so many times that muscle memory or our subconscious take over and put us in autopilot.

Doing...

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