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Assessing the security performance of your vendors and third parties is crucial considering the amount of access to sensitive information we grant to these partners. However, for those assessments to be effective, and for you to actually...

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In late January, Anthem announced that it had been breached, compromising data from80 million people. It is the largest publicly-disclosed breach of a healthcare company.

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BitSight Bits: Quantifying Security Performance

Nick Gagalis | December 10, 2014

During last month's SANS webinar, Quantifying Security Performance: The What, Why and How of Security Ratings, BitSight CTO and Co-Founder Stephen Boyer answered questions from attendees. Here are some of the most interesting questions...

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Credit unions are facing increasing numbers of cyber attacks according to a survey for NAFCU’s October Economic & CU Monitor. This survey found that nearly 84% of respondents were operationally impacted by a local data breach within the...

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What You Can Learn from the JPMorgan Breach

Nick Gagalis | November 6, 2014

Ever since the JPMorgan Chase breach was made public, companies have been watching closely to see the aftermath, the bank's course of action, and any best practices that may be developed as a result.

In this post, I've highlighted some of...

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Data breaches at higher education institutions are becoming more and more common, putting themnear the top of the list of industries most affected by cyber security risks. Hackers target .EDU networks because they tend to be left wide...

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The other day, I received yet another email asking, "How much cyber security is enough?" You probably recognize this message, and see similar phrases on a regular basis. It's a really interesting question and something that a lot of people...

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David Burg, Principal at PriceWaterhouseCoopers, said recently that businesses are moving beyond mere compliance when assessing their security postures. Today’s companies now view outstanding security performance to be a major competitive...

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On June 22, 2014, BitSight CTO and Cofounder Stephen Boyer (@SWBoyer) joined Bob Rudis (@hrbrmstr) and Jay Jacobs (@jayjacobs) on their Data Driven Security Podcast series.  This conversation was long in the works, and something we were...

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