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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.

The NIST Risk Management Framework: Key Things You Should Consider

Are you familiar with the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s “Framework for Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity”? It’s often referred to as the “NIST risk management framework.” The interesting thing about the...

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2015 University Data Breaches

In 2015, many college and universities suffered substantial data breaches. In each case outlined below, universities lost personally-identifiable information (PII) on thousands of individuals, from their student bodies to faculty and...

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3 Information Security Risk Assessment Templates

If you’re in the beginning stages of building your comprehensive vendor risk management plan, you’re likely looking for something that will help you get started with your vendor risk assessments. That’s a big task—but it doesn’t need to be...

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How Third-Party Risk Management Will Change In 2016

Over the last few years, we’ve seen many new regulations and legal requirements put into place around third-party risk management affecting a number of sectors. But even companies without legal requirements forcing them to examine...

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Developing a Distributed Event Store: Avro + Parquet + Java Reflection

by Nick Whalen and Ethan Geil

BitSight collects, stores, and processes billions of security-related events every day. In our last post, we discussed reasons why we're moving our massive event store from HBase to S3. Today we’ll take a...

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