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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.

How Does Third Party Risk Management Relate to IT?

As advances in cloud computing and managed services have made IT operations more streamlined, the focus of IT leaders has shifted to improving efficiency, agility, and risk management. Managing risk, in particular, has become an even more...

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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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Getting Started With Vendor Risk Management Assessments for IT

Mitigating risk is an essential business function that should cover obvious domains — like financial risk — but also include reputational, strategic, and operational risks.

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How Long Does It Take To Assess Third Party Cybersecurity Posture?

With outsourcing continuing to rise, third party cyber risk management has become a pressing issue for organizations worldwide. Yet, many firms across the globe are approaching this challenge differently.

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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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Making the Case for Vendor Security to the C-Suite

You’re responsible for information security at your organization. You dedicate yourself every day to identifying weaknesses and patching vulnerabilities in your network. You’ve developed policies to protect employees from cyber threats....

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8 Recent, Dangerous Ransomware Examples

The threat of ransomware is rapidly increasing.

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5 Highlights Of The NYDFS Cybersecurity Regulations

In March 2017, the New York Department of Financial Services (NYDFS) cybersecurity regulations—known as 23 NYCRR Part 500—went into effect. According to the regulation, “any Person operating under or required to operate under a license,...

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What You Need To Know About Vendor Compliance

Compliance, at its core, is a legal term. It’s the “act or process of doing what you have been asked or ordered to do.” But creating a successful vendor compliance program isn’t as simple as asking third parties to comply with your...

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