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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.

Make Security Benchmarking a Reality

Most organizations are accustomed to benchmarking certain business areas like sales, profits, and resource allocation. These areas all have one thing in common — they are easily measured with simple, quantifiable metrics.

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Why Establishing Cybersecurity Benchmarks is a Must for Organizations

Effective cybersecurity involves regularly assessing the effectiveness of your organization’s policies, tools, and processes to ensure you’re staying ahead of the curve. In order to gain insight into your cybersecurity performance, you...

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The State of Security in the Boardroom

In today’s evolving cyber risk landscape, Boards of Directors are becoming increasingly concerned about their company’s security performance. In fact, the NACD has found that 89% of public companies and 72% of private companies regularly...

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Tips for Picking the Right Security Benchmarking Solution

Quantifying and tracking your cybersecurity performance so you can compare your organization to others, also known as benchmarking, is necessary to improving the effectiveness of your security programs.

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What to Expect in Your CISO’s Cybersecurity Presentation

As a member of your company’s board, you know that cybersecurity is a critical risk that simply cannot be ignored, and that should be reported on regularly by the appropriate executives. According to the 2017 NACD Director’s Handbook on...

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What Are Security Ratings?

Security ratings are valuable, objective indicators of an organization’s security performance, especially when you’re looking to mitigate third-party risk, assess the cybersecurity posture of a potential acquisition, or benchmark...

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Two Years Later, Still at Least Twice as Likely

In 2015, BitSight published a report, Beware the Botnets: Botnets Correlated to a Higher Likelihood of a Significant Breach. In that report, researchers discovered that companies with botnet grades of ‘B’ or lower were more than twice as...

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How Does BitSight Work? A Look At Security Ratings & How They’re Used

What is BitSight?

BitSight’s goal is to translate complex cybersecurity issues into simple business context through the use of security ratings. In doing this, BitSight helps companies:

  • Understand their own security performance, and the...
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