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BITSIGHT SECURITY RATINGS BLOG

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

4 Industries That Should Be On Your 3rd Party Risk Management Radar

Your organization probably deals with handfuls (or maybe hundreds) of vendors. Whatever the case may be, having a comprehensive third-party risk management solution is the best way to protect yourself against cyber mischief.

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From Public Dumpsters to Third Party Networks: The Evolution of Vendor Risk in the Retail Industry

Last week, Walmart Canada, Rite-Aid, CVS, and Sam’s Club were among the retailers to suspend their online photo operations due to a possible data breach of third party photo service provider PNI Digital (a Staples subsidiary). This is the...

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10 Cybersecurity Thought Leaders You Should Be Following

In a recent Forbes Magazine article, contributor Larry Magid quipped, “Your cyber hygiene affects others.” We couldn’t agree more, and if you’re reading this article, you probably do, too. And, I’m sure you know that as more people gain...

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Regulators Continue to Emphasize Third Party Cyber Risk Management

In recent months, we’ve seen a variety of regulators from Finance to Defense cite the importance of third party cyber risk management. You can now add the Federal Trade Commission to the list.

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The 5 Mistakes You May Be Making With Your IT Risk Management

In business and in life, safety is always made a priority. From simple day-to-day tasks like wearing a seatbelt, to important business security decisions, prioritizing our safety and the safety of our families and valuable information is...

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From Weight Loss to Security Performance: Finding the Indicators for Healthy Habits

When I was a young pup studying statistics, I remember reading about a study on weight loss that found three factors correlated with weight loss: weighing yourself daily, eating a good breakfast and having access to work out equipment at...

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Vendor Risk: 1 Issue That's Too Critical To Overlook

If your organization outsources to vendors, you are probably involved in a lot of due diligence. You may be looking at and verifying credit checks, getting background reports, monitoring legal standings and litigation, ensuring that third...

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From Framework to Application: Identify With BitSight

This is the second post in a series exploring how Security Ratings can address key components of the NIST cybersecurity guidelines. You can read the first post here.

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