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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.

Developing a Distributed Event Store at BitSight: Why We Are Moving Away From HBase

by Ethan Geil and Nick Whalen

Every day, BitSight analyzes billions of security events. Not only do we collect billions of new events per day; we also regularly re-examine all of our historical data, to provide security ratings for new...

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Advisen Cyber Risk Conference 2015 Recap

BitSight attended the Advisen Cyber Risk Insights Conference in New York last week. This event brings together insurance underwriters, brokers and enterprise risk managers to attend panels on the growing cyber insurance industry and...

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Why Historical Security Data Matters in Vendor Risk Management

In today’s cyber threat landscape, organizations must know how secure they are at any given time. One of the most important questions that security professionals and risk managers can ask is “how secure am I right now?”

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How A Diverse Range of Customers Use BitSight

Cybersecurity has garnered the attention of executives and board members across the globe. Many boards are seeking security metrics to get a true understanding of how secure their company is, and how secure they are relative to industry...

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Beyond Heartbleed, POODLE and FREAK: SSL Vulnerabilities Persist in Organizations

BitSight’s Annual BitSight Insights Industry Benchmarking Report looked at some of the major SSL vulnerabilities affecting organizations, including Heartbleed, POODLE and FREAK. BitSight’s analysis found that a sizeable number of companies...

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Samsung / LoopPay Breach Illustrates Third Party Cyber Risks for Enterprises

Last week, it was announced that LoopPay (now a Samsung subsidiary) was the victim of a data breach. LoopPay’s technology is apparently central to Samsung’s mobile payment system, yet Samsung said the breach has not affected the Samsung...

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OT/IT Convergence: Why Vendor Risk Matters to Energy and Utilities

BitSight’s Third Annual BitSight Insights Industry Benchmark Report: Are Energy and Utilities at Risk of a Major Breach? discussed the growing convergence of operational technologies (OT) and information technology (IT). In short, this...

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