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BITSIGHT SECURITY RATINGS BLOG

Read about the latest cybersecurity news and get advice on vendor risk management, reporting to the board, managing cyber risks, benchmarking security performance, and more.

Security Ratings: Quality over Quantity (but here are the numbers)

Poor information security can lead to serious, public data breaches for companies and their customers. That's why BitSight Security Ratings are used by companies to evaluate and mitigate information risk. This risk applies to a company's ...

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Data Driven Security Podcast: Measurement & Security Performance

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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Security Ratings: A Big Data Approach to Mitigating and Measuring Risk

In the past year data breaches have become a fixture on the news cycle. The major breaches across multiple industries have also caught the attention of business leaders, with a recent study noting that CEOs and senior executives rank cyber...

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Cyber security, risk and privacy hot topics at 2014 World Economic Forum

Once a year, political leaders and business executives gather in Davos, Switzerland to discuss political and economic issues of global importance at the World Economic Forum (WEF).  This meeting occurred last week, and I was pleased to see...

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Thoughts on the Future of Security Risk Measurement from SIRACon

Having just returned from my first SIRACon, I'd like to take a few moments to record my thoughts. Overall, the conference was fantastic. The talks were superb and the small size allowed me to rub shoulders with most everyone. Thinking back...

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Lessons From the BPP: Frequent Measurement Yields Invaluable Insights

When it comes to accurately quantifying the state of security in any given organization, time is such a precious commodity. Threats and internal configurations change so rapidly that it can be tough to zero in on a solid read of a risk...

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