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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.

Cloudbleed: Breakdown of Cloudflare's Memory Leak

On Thursday, February 23rd, Cloudflare announced a serious bug in its caching infrastructure that caused uninitialized memory to be printed on a number of its customers’ websites. This information included sensitive data such as passwords,...

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Necurs Proxy Module With DDOS Features

Necurs is a malware that is mainly known for sending large spam campaigns, most notably the Locky ransomware. However, Necurs is not only a spambot, it is a modular piece of malware that is composed of a main bot module, a userland rootkit...

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What Should Be In Your Security Benchmark Reports?

A security benchmark report is a document that helps an organization identify their cybersecurity capabilities and initiatives and compare those efforts to peers or competitors of the same sector or size. This snapshot is prepared either...

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4 Things You Should Include In Your Data Breach Response Plan

If you’re working on organizational cybersecurity, one of your top goals is likely putting a system in place that will help identify data breach incidents as quickly as possible, whether that data is inside your organization or with one of...

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Cybersecurity Compliance: Regulations For 7 Industry Sectors

Over the last 5-10 years, we’ve seen a major uptick in the number of regulations across all sectors regarding cybersecurity. The following is a brief look at how cybersecurity regulations have been implemented across seven sectors and...

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RSA Conference 2017: Practical Tips To Make Your Experience Easy As Pie

The annual RSA Conference is upon us once again! I don’t know about you, but at BitSight, we always look forward to joining 40,000+ of our closest friends and fellow security professionals in the city by the bay.

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4 Reasons Traditional Vendor Risk Management Strategies Fall Short

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

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