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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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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Why cyber insurance?

While cybersecurity insurance is a relatively new line of service in the industry (it’s only been around for the last 10-15 years), it is currently the fastest-growing form of insurance. And it’s no wonder—today, a...

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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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PwC recently published The Global State of Information Security Survey 2016, which highlights security trends in a number of industries and key themes across all industries.

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Organizations have come to depend on cloud service providers for key services - from email and domain registrars, to payment processors and certificate authorities. According to the 2015 Cloud Computing Survey by IDG, 72% of organizations...

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Advisen Cyber Risk Conference 2015 Recap

Ben Fagan | October 29, 2015

BitSight attended the Advisen Cyber Risk Insights Conference in New York last week. This event brings together insurance underwriters, brokers and enterprise risk managers to attend panels on the growing cyber insurance industry and...

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Last week, BitSight co-sponsored a webinar with Advisen on the use of risk mitigation services for cyber insurance underwriting. Ira Scharf, GM of Cyber Insurance at BitSight, joined Tracie Grella of AIG and Neeraj Sanhi of Willis Group to...

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Today AIG announced a strategic partnership with BitSight to recommend BitSight Security Ratings for Vendor Risk Management to CyberEdge customers. CyberEdge insureds can now benefit from the data-driven insights and continuous monitoring...

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