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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.

Months After Target Breach, Retailers Still Leaving Data at Risk

On July 21, 2014, Brian Krebs (once again) broke the news of a potentially major retail breach. Goodwill Industries and its 165 independent agencies across North America appear to be the most recent victims in the seemingly plagued retail...

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Putting Preparedness in Context: Comparing Your Security Performance to Other Companies in Your Industry

David Burg, Principal at PriceWaterhouseCoopers, said recently that businesses are moving beyond mere compliance when assessing their security postures. Today’s companies now view outstanding security performance to be a major competitive...

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The SEC emerges as a vocal proponent of cyber security

Proposed cyber security legislation, notably bills relating to a federal data breach notification standard, has been slow moving in the halls of Congress. While measurable progress has been made on some legislative pushes -- recently...

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Utilizing BitSight Security Ratings for Enterprise IT Risk Mitigation

Businesses need to adapt to a constantly changing risk landscape to address increasingly dangerous cyber threats. Recent ESG analysis shows that 49% of enterprise organizations suffered from a successful malware attack in the past 24...

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Boards Struggle With Measuring Security Performance - Are Security Ratings the Answer?

Over the past few weeks, there have been several discussions on the presence of cyber security in the board room, and the challenges boards are facing when it comes to mitgating security risk.  

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