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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.

Cybersecurity in Europe is Improving: Thank You GDPR?

After years of debate over whether to impose new cybersecurity regulations on companies,  General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) laws went into effect in Europe in May 2018. Already we’ve seen several data breach victims ordered to pay...

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A Cybersecurity Conversation with the Board: Q&A with James Lam

In today’s evolving threat landscape, corporate directors are increasingly asking for security performance updates from Chief Information Security Officers, Chief Information Officers, Chief Risk Officers, and other executives. I recently...

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4 Cybersecurity Factors Every Board Member Must Consider for 2019 Planning

Cybersecurity is a growing topic of discussion in Board meetings everywhere — given this fact, Board members need to be prepared to speak knowledgeably about their organization’s cybersecurity posture and programs. As businesses near the...

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5 Highlights Of The NYDFS Cybersecurity Regulations

In March 2017, the New York Department of Financial Services (NYDFS) cybersecurity regulations—known as 23 NYCRR Part 500—went into effect. According to the regulation, “any Person operating under or required to operate under a license,...

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Cybersecurity Vs. Cyber Resilience: A Quick Comparison Of Terms

If you operate in the cybersecurity or business continuity space, you’ve probably heard some reference to cyber resilience. While it has become a bit of an industry buzzword, it’s also a useful construct that should have important...

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Vendor Risks: 5 Ways To Improve Third-Party Cybersecurity

You can’t go more than a few weeks (or sometimes a few days) without hearing about yet another company whose data was compromised after hackers gained access through a third-party vendor. These attacks show that it’s no longer enough to...

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The 8-Part GDPR Compliance Checklist For Prepared Organisations

The May 2018 deadline for General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) compliance is drawing closer—which means your organisation’s compliance activities should be well underway. But if you’re still looking for a place to start, here’s a GDPR...

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How & Why U.S. Businesses Should Prepare For The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

As a U.S.-based company, you may be asking yourself, “Does my company need to prepare for the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)?” Simply put, if you process personal data for anyone in the European Union, the answer is very...

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Where Should You Be Spending Your Cybersecurity Budget?

The goal of cybersecurity is to help mitigate or prevent a cyber attack that could cause significant harm to your business, your operations, your financial performance, or your customers. But organizations with mature cybersecurity...

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