BitSight Security Ratings Blog

The latest security ratings happenings and advice to keep
your company’s security posture strong.


Written with the assistance of Dan Dahlberg, Ethan Geil, and Ross Penkala.

Last Friday morning, a distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack was carried out against Dyn, a managed DNS provider that offers Internet services for Twitter,...

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Debunking Security Rating Myths

Noah Simon | October 3, 2016

Security Ratings are still a relatively new phenomenon. As a result, many security and risk professionals are still familiarizing themselves with how ratings work, the data used to compute ratings, and how ratings are put into action. We...

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The Rising Face of Cybercrime: Ransomware

Noah Simon | September 21, 2016

Ransomware has been all the talk lately in the security industry- and deservedly so. These attacks have surged in the last year: hospitals, banks, and local police departments have all been infected with ransomware. Organizations have been...

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A Security Rating Versus A Security Score

Noah Simon | July 18, 2016

Assessing the cybersecurity posture of trusted vendors, suppliers, and other business parties is a very complex task. With so many different elements involved to secure a network, it’s rare that a company is simply just “good,” “average,”...

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Despite all the complex cybersecurity threats facing organizations around the globe, employee behavior often leads to security compromise. In a recent Experian survey, 66% of data protection and privacy training professionals say employees...

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BitSight has grown tremendously over the last few years, and we’ve learned a lot about the many ways our customers are using BitSight Security Ratings. With over 400 customers (including 42 Fortune 500 companies) and 2,000 users from...

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2015 University Data Breaches

Noah Simon | January 22, 2016

In 2015, many college and universities suffered substantial data breaches. In each case outlined below, universities lost personally-identifiable information (PII) on thousands of individuals, from their student bodies to faculty and...

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In today’s cyber threat landscape, organizations must know how secure they are at any given time. One of the most important questions that security professionals and risk managers can ask is “how secure am I right now?”

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How A Diverse Range of Customers Use BitSight

Noah Simon | October 20, 2015

Cybersecurity has garnered the attention of executives and board members across the globe. Many boards are seeking security metrics to get a true understanding of how secure their company is, and how secure they are relative to industry...

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