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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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In today’s market, 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. Gartner estimates that...

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In the security ratings market, some offerings claim that a staggering percentage of the data they leverage is proprietary, and downplay the value of externally sourced data. While these companies may state that (close to) 100% of their...

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In today’s security ratings services market, a few companies have offerings described as “swaps” or “slots.” When considering third party monitoring, this gives organizations the option to “trade out” which vendors they are monitoring when...

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There’s no doubt that organizations understand the value of implementing strong cybersecurity programs and encouraging their third parties to do the same. As data breaches continue worldwide, 63% of those breaches are caused through a...

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Following an increase in ransomware cyber attacks, most notably May 2017’s WannaCry attack, U.S. public sector entities are starting to see the effects of these attacks on the almost $4 trillion municipal debt market. As a result, issuers...

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