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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.

BitSight Offers Valuable Insight Into Breach Trends

Over the last several months, members of our product team have been working to aggregate all of BitSight’s security ratings data and highlight important insights about patterns in data breaches. In fact, BitSight boasts one of the largest...

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Ticketmaster Breach Highlights Retailers' Dependence on Multitude of Service Providers

Early last month, it was disclosed that Ticketmaster suffered a data breach through a third party service provider as part of a payment card hacking campaign; Ticketmaster was just one of hundreds of victims. The threat actor, Magecart,...

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Lessons Learned from 3 Major Financial Services Data Breaches

The financial services industry is built on trust. In the past, this trust was physically embodied by heavy bank vaults made from multiple layers of steel. Today, however, attackers and thieves don’t need lock picks to steal from financial...

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BitSight Competes in Annual Boston Children's Hospital Corporate Cup

On July 12th, eighteen BitSight employees participated in the Boston Children’s Hospital Corporate Cup. This is an annual event where local Boston companies from across all sectors compete against each other for a good cause: raising one...

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BitSight Research Highlights Financial Services Security Ratings in the United Kingdom

Over the last several years, cybersecurity regulations (like NYDFS and GDPR) have placed pressure on the financial services industry to build and enforce some of the strongest risk management programs across any industry. These programs...

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BitSight Releases New VPNFilter & Oracle Weblogic Vulnerability Identification Filters

Within the BitSight Security Ratings platform, we prioritize features that help organizations both identify and manage risks across their own networks and the networks of their third parties. BitSight now enables users to identify...

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EU NIS Directive: The European Union’s First Cybersecurity-focused Legislation

Last month, the EU NIS Directive (Directive on Security of Network and Information Systems) went into effect. This directive is the first EU-wide piece of legislation specifically focused on cybersecurity. Its goal is to “achieve a high...

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BitSight Joins Local Boston Companies Participating in Annual Pride Parade

On June 9th, a BitSight team participated in the annual Boston Pride parade for the first time. Boston Pride is a celebration of the city's LGBTQ community and its allies that brings thousands of marchers and spectators into the streets....

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NIST Cybersecurity Framework Now Includes Supply Chain Risk Management Category

Recently, the National Institute of Standards & Technology (NIST), released an updated Version 1.1 of the NIST Cybersecurity Framework that now includes a new category on “Supply Chain Risk Management.”

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