BitSight Security Ratings Blog

The latest security ratings happenings and advice to keep
your company’s security posture strong.


Debunking Security Rating Myths

Noah Simon | October 3, 2016

Security Ratings are still a relatively new phenomenon. As a result, many security and risk professionals are still familiarizing themselves with how ratings work, the data used to compute ratings, and how ratings are put into action. We...

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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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In today’s cyber threat landscape, organizations must know how secure they are at any given time. One of the most important questions that security professionals and risk managers can ask is “how secure am I right now?”

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In the majority of organizations, vendor risk management is still a highly manual process, making risk assessments a labor intensive exercise for all parties that are involved.  This is why, at best, most vendor management programs only...

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I received the following questions from an inquisitive undergraduate student eager to learn more about BitSight and security ratings. He posed excellent and insightful questions, and I thought that I would share our exchange in case others...

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The last few weeks have been a whirlwind of activities here at BitSight! Between attending and speaking at RSA, participating in the latest Verizon DBIR report, preparing for our session at FS-ISAC, announcing our new partnership with AIG...

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The idea of telling a vendor or potential vendor that you've rated their security performance can be a little daunting. If someone has never heard of a BitSight Security Rating, being told that another company has been monitoring their...

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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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Managing Security Risk in Mergers & Acquisitions

Nick Gagalis | January 21, 2015

Every year, companies spend billions of dollars on mergers and acquisitions. (The value of worldwide M&A deals in 2014 totaled $3.5 trillion.) Managing risk throughout the process is an important element of any merger, but there's one area...

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