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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.

Do's and Don'ts for Security Professionals Presenting to Senior Executives

Cybersecurity is a growing topic of discussion in Board meetings everywhere, and more and more security professionals are being asked to present on it in high level meetings. Company leadership is busy, so it’s your responsibility to...

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Tips for Explaining Technical Things in Simple Terms to Non-Technical Executives

You don’t have to be a CIO to know that a great IT department is crucial to the success of any large organization. With the rise of big data, artificial intelligence, and the Internet of Things, technology promises to become an even more...

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Announcing BitSight Executive Reports

An increasing number of security and risk management executives are being asked to present to the Board of Directors on the state of their — and their third parties’ — security and risk programs. A recent joint survey by Veracode and NYSE...

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The Importance of Actionable Metrics in Managing Vendor Risk

In today’s market, an increasing number of security and risk management executives are being asked to present to the Board of Directors on the state of their — and their third parties’ — security and risk programs. Gartner estimates that...

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What Your Board Does (& Doesn't) Need To Know About Cybersecurity

Special thanks to Venky Ganesan, the managing director of Menlo Ventures, for his insights into this topic.

Cybersecurity training for boards of directors has become more common in recent years. But just because cybersecurity in general is...

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Cybersecurity In The Boardroom: A Complete Guide For Security Professionals

CISOs, CIOs, and other security professionals are taking on huge roles of some of the largest organizations in the world to provide details on better data protection and security. They win business, which translates into profitability for...

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How Practitioners Can Share Their Security Expertise With the Board

There’s no doubt that organizations understand the value of implementing strong cybersecurity programs and encouraging their third parties to do the same. As data breaches continue worldwide, 63% of those breaches are caused through a...

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What To Include In Your Cybersecurity Board Of Directors Presentation

Most boards today know that cybersecurity is a critical issue that simply cannot be overlooked—which means many boards today receive regular briefings on the topic. If you’re a new CIO or CISO (or your organization has just begun this...

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How to Create a Cybersecurity Standard of Care

There has been a lot of debate recently about the role of senior executives and boards in managing cyber risk. If you’re involved in advising either of these groups today on cybersecurity, I urge you to focus on one thing: tugboats. 

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