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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.

Why We Collaborated with Verizon on the Verizon Risk Report

When 1+1 Truly Equals 3

Recently, Verizon announced the Verizon Risk Report (VRR), a new managed service offering that provides a security assessment framework to enable customers to gain a comprehensive view of their cyber risk. By...

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What Are Security Ratings?

Security ratings are valuable, objective indicators of an organization’s security performance, especially when you’re looking to mitigate third-party risk, assess the cybersecurity posture of a potential acquisition, or benchmark...

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How BitSight Helps Drive Quick Risk Reduction Across Third Party Ecosystems

At a recent BitSight Roadshow, a customer with an advanced third party risk management program declared “assessments are not risk reduction.” The statement was not meant to convey that assessments are useless for third party risk; rather,...

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Security Ratings Services & “Traditional” Security Solutions: What You Need to Know

It’s no surprise that cybersecurity remains a top concern for business leaders today. In fact, PwC’s 2018 CEO Survey showed cyber threats rose from its position as the #10 organizational threat in 2017 to #4. As such, the market for...

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What’s In It For Me As a BitSight Customer?

In today’s day and age, reducing cyber risk needs to be a priority for your organization — but what is the most effective way to tackle building your security program? For seven years, BitSight has proven that we have the most time-tested,...

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Analyzing Security Ratings of U.S. Federal Agencies and Government Contractors

The federal government relies on tens of thousands of contractors and subcontractors — often referred to as the federal “supply chain” — to provide critical services, hold or maintain sensitive data, deliver technology, and perform key...

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The Importance of Responsible Disclosure in Security Ratings

Last year, BitSight was proud to help drive the Principles for Fair and Accurate Security Ratings, published by the US Chamber of Commerce and supported by over 40 global organizations. The establishment of these Principles demonstrates...

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What Is the Benefit To an Outside-In Approach to Security Ratings?

When BitSight pioneered the security ratings market over six years ago, it was the first to use the outside-in approach to security ratings. Although not initially intuitive to many people, the value of this approach has become...

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