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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.

Why Cyber Insurance Providers Need Security Ratings

Why cyber insurance?

While cybersecurity insurance is a relatively new line of service in the industry (it’s only been around for the last 10-15 years), it is currently the fastest-growing form of insurance. And it’s no wonder—today, a...

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The FDIC Breaches: Uncovered

The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation was brought into existence in 1933 in the wake of catastrophic bank failures that occurred during the Great Depression. The FDIC’s most recognizable function is insuring deposits up to $250,000,...

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How To Introduce Information Security Risk Assessment Methodology To Your Company

Today, performing information security risk analysis is an accepted part of managing any business, and it’s something most CEOs and board members take very seriously. They don’t just want to “check a box” for information risk management...

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9 Critical Responsibilities Of The Cybersecurity Manager

In a nutshell, a cybersecurity manager serves as the expert on cybersecurity protection, detection, response, and recovery.

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A Security Rating Versus A Security Score

Assessing the cybersecurity posture of trusted vendors, suppliers, and other business parties is a very complex task. With so many different elements involved to secure a network, it’s rare that a company is simply just “good,” “average,”...

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How Different Industries Have Fared In Data Breach Prevention

PwC recently published The Global State of Information Security Survey 2016, which highlights security trends in a number of industries and key themes across all industries.

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Brexit and Cybersecurity: Anger Is an Energy

Right now, the UK is in political turmoil, which makes any long-term cyber security predictions difficult. But it is possible to make statements about cybersecurity in the short term.

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ISO 27001: A Definition & 5 Critical Implementation Questions Answered

What is ISO 27001?

To understand 27001, you need to first understand ISO. ISO is the acronym for the International Organization for Standardization, which creates international standards in virtually every industry. In fact, the...

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