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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.

Information Security In Banking & The Financial Industry: 3 Critical Risks Posed By Vendors

In a new report on cybersecurity in the banking and financial sector, BitSight researchers examined the security performance of more than 5,200 organizations in the Legal, Technology, and Business Services industries. These...

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A Tale of An Industry: The Finance Sector & Data Breach Type Trends

September marked a month of heated discussion concerning data privacy issues, with continuing coverage in the media regarding breaches at major, global institutions. BitSight looked into the types of breaches experienced by the finance...

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General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR): 12 Of Your Questions, Answered

The goal of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which goes into effect in May 2018, is to protect the fundamental rights and freedoms of individuals in the EU as it pertains to their personal data. As you might imagine, it is a...

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BitSight’s Newest Alerting Capabilities Showcase Evolution of Leading Security Rating Service

This August, BitSight announced the release of several new risk vectors specifically chosen to help organizations identify and manage risks across their own networks and the networks of their third parties. BitSight chose those new risk...

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5 Tips for Keeping Your Organization Safe During Cybersecurity Awareness Month

October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month, which offers organizations the opportunity to thoroughly examine their security and risk programs and identify where any vulnerabilities might exist. Here at BitSight, we talk about risk management...

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How Security Ratings Can Make Renewals More Effective

Most insurers find that the cyber insurance renewal process is fairly efficient from a time perspective—but it’s not very effective. In other words, they are able to quickly re-underwrite a company in their portfolio, but don’t have any...

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Announcing BitSight Executive Reports

An increasing number of security and risk management executives are being asked to present to the Board of Directors on the state of their — and their third parties’ — security and risk programs. A recent joint survey by Veracode and NYSE...

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12 Daunting Ransomware Statistics

Between the massive WannaCry and NotPetya attacks of 2017, which reached businesses across the globe, ransomware is on the minds of many security professionals. Interest continues to increase as ransomware evolves into one of the most...

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Ransomware Cyber Attacks: Which Industries Are Being Hit The Hardest?

Ransomware is rapidly becoming one of the most common forms of malware distributed on systems all over the world.

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