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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.

9 IT Vendor Management Best Practices

You’ve likely heard your fair share of mortifying headlines around IT vendor management mistakes. Many of the highly publicized breaches in the last several years happened simply because the companies did not follow basic best practices...

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Vendor Risk Management (VRM): A Full & Complete Definition

What is Vendor Risk Management?

Vendor risk management (VRM) is the practice of evaluating business partners, suppliers, or third-party vendors both before a business relationship is established and during the duration of your business...

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IT Risk Assessment Template: 40 Questions To Ask Your Vendors

There are so many necessary steps involved in creating a solid vendor risk management (VRM) program. Since we understand how much of a time investment it is to get your VRM program up and running—and because we acknowledge that vendor...

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Think You Can Avoid A Catastrophic Data Breach?

A sad truth about vendor risk management is that data breaches can—and will—happen to far too many companies. They are an unfortunate side effect of the digital world we live in today. But catastrophic data breaches are another story...

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From the Server Room to the Board Room: Actionable Security Metrics

As we highlighted in a recent blog post, a diverse range of companies utilize BitSight Security Ratings to manage cyber risk. Many of our customers are actively using these ratings to manage vendor risks, screen mergers and acquisition...

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