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If your organization handles or works with a certain type of data, you have a legal obligation to protect that data. Generally speaking, this could refer to personal information like names, identifiers (i.e. social security numbers),...

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In today’s day and age, organizations understand that data breaches are a growing problem, but many fail to realize that a third party breach can impact them as much as a breach on their own network. Here we’ll examine several...

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This year marked another great Gartner Security & Risk Management Summit with over 3,000 attendees, bringing together CEOs, CIOs, CISOs, IT Directors, Risk Managers, and other risk and security professionals to National Harbor, MD from...

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Anyone who works in cybersecurity or organizational risk on a regular basis knows how valuable it is to stay up to date on the latest research. If you’re curious about a specific topic—anything from vendor security assessments to...

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BitSight Security Ratings are based on security events and configurations present on a company’s digital infrastructure. As we discuss these ratings with companies, we’ve found that many of them have infrastructure registered to them that...

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For years, cybersecurity was considered a “check-the-box” discussion during the merger and acquisition (M&A) process. It was almost always examined to ensure there weren’t any glaring issues or major red flags—but there wasn’t a whole lot...

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Meet Our Engineers: Nuno Boavida

Bryana Dacri | June 14, 2017

Read this Q&A with a member of BitSight’s engineering team to learn about his role as a front-end developer in our Lisbon office, his experience, and more.

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The financial services sector has traditionally been viewed as highly mature when it comes to cybersecurity initiatives. In fact, this BitSight Insights report found that the financial sector had the highest Security Rating of all examined...

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Last month, thousands of computers across the world were infected by a strain of ransomware known as WannaCry. Estimates show that this massive attack impacted over 300,000 computers across banks, hospitals, telecommunications services,...

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Meet Our Data Scientists: Jessica Louie

Bryana Dacri | June 7, 2017

Check out this Q&A with one of BitSight’s data scientists to learn about what she does as a part of our data science team, her experience, and more.

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CIO Vs. CISO: Who Does What?

Melissa Stevens | June 6, 2017

Every organization handles security differently, based on their needs and internal structure—but in some midsized and large companies, both the chief information officer (CIO) and the chief information security officer (CISO) are involved. 

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While your current Vendor Risk Management (VRM) program may have areas of strength, there is most certainly room for improvement. Vendor Risk Management programs are a significant driver of both internal and external advisor time,...

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