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5 Reasons To Uncover Third-Party Risk With Security Ratings

Any seasoned vendor risk manager will tell you that determining whether a particular third party’s cybersecurity is up to your standards—and deciding how much risk to assume through your relations with your vendors—is not a simple task....


Dridex Botnets

Dridex is a banking trojan that uses an affiliate system for its botnets. We have documented the Dridex communication and P2P protocols in the past. In this post we want to shed some light about all the known botnets, their respective...


What Is A Security Rating?

A BitSight Security Rating is a simple way to understand and assess the cybersecurity posture of an organization or an organization’s vendors. It helps answer a number of critical cybersecurity questions:


Uncovering the Impact of the MongoDB Vulnerability

Over the past couple of weeks, a major issue has surfaced affecting numerous companies that use MongoDB to store their data. Those who install MongoDB on a server and use default settings are exposing their data to the internet and...


13 Cybersecurity Training Tips For Employees (From 7 Insiders)

Anyone in the security space can agree that a solid cybersecurity policy goes a long way. But not everyone in your organization is a security expert. In fact, many employees may not know the first thing about firewalls or viruses—which is...


Using Security Ratings and the NIST Framework as a Map to Cybersecurity Maturity

On February 12, 2013, President Barack Obama issued Executive Order 13636, “Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity,” which called for collaboration between government and the private sector to create a set of standards for...


Cybersecurity Risk: A Thorough Definition

Risk is commonly defined as threat times vulnerability times consequence. This formula applies to anything that could be exposing you to danger, but when applied to cybersecurity—the unique risks individuals and businesses face as a result...

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