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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.

2015 Information Security Predictions Round-up

It's the time of year that every media outlet talks about predictions and resolutions. We've compiled a list of the most interesting and/or relevant information security predictions for 2015 and added a few of our own, courtesy of BitSight...

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Are Third Parties to Blame for Poor Security Performance in the Retail Industry?

Today, we released a new study on retail industry security performance — just in time for the holiday shopping season! Considering all of the retail breaches that occurred over the last 12 months, we wanted to find out if retailers had...

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The Data Breach is Over... let the Phishing Begin!

Last week it was revealed that more than 53 million email addresses were stolen as part of the Home Depot breach discovered last September. Combined with the 76 million email addresses stolen in the JPMC data breach in June, we're talking...

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Months After Target Breach, Retailers Still Leaving Data at Risk

On July 21, 2014, Brian Krebs (once again) broke the news of a potentially major retail breach. Goodwill Industries and its 165 independent agencies across North America appear to be the most recent victims in the seemingly plagued retail...

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Arts and Craftiness: Data Breach at Michaels

I LOVE shopping at Michaels. It allows people of all ages to express themselves. From paint by number kits, to beads and professional grade oils and varnishes, Michael’s sells products that allow us to, as Pablo Picasso said, “wash away...

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Regulators Put More Emphasis on Third Party Risk Management

With so much of today's business processes dependent on a complicated network of suppliers, contractors, and service providers, the problem of determining liability for data privacy and protection is quickly coming to a head. When...

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Target Breach Investigation Shows Tangled Web of Third Party Risks

As more and more details surrounding the Target breach continue to unfold, it's becoming evident just how complicated it can be for investigators and journalists to follow the trail of evidence left behind. The latest reports suggest that...

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Addressing Third Party Risk Management in PCI DSS 3.0

On January 1, several of the new compliance standards of the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard v. 3.0 (PCI DSS 3.0) became effective. These standards were issued in order to ensure that businesses are utilizing best practices to...

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The Ripple Effect: Impact of Target’s Data Breach is Felt Throughout the Partner Ecosystem

Many of the facts surrounding the Target breach still remain unclear, even as details continue to emerge publicly. We still don’t know what the final tally of breached organizations will be, but the list keeps growing. In addition to who...

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