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BITSIGHT SECURITY RATINGS BLOG

Read about the latest cybersecurity news and get advice on third-party vendor risk management, reporting cybersecurity to the Board, managing cyber risks, benchmarking security performance, and more.

Fact or Fiction (Part 3): How Security Ratings Play a Role in Third-Party Risk Management

Over the course of this blog series, we’ve addressed some of the major concepts surrounding third-party risk, as well as addressed some misconceptions. In this final post, we’ll continue to examine the last three of the top notions...

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Fact or Fiction (Part 2): More Misconceptions About Third-Party Risk Management

There are many third-party risk concepts, some of which we addressed in the first blog post of this series. While third-party risk management (TPRM) programs are becoming increasingly common for businesses, there are still some...

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Third Party Tiering: The Cornerstone of a Strong Third-Party Risk Management Program

With the number of third parties connected to businesses increasing, risk and security teams need to ensure they are spending the right amount of attention on the right third parties. To do this, organizations need a clearly defined,...

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Fact or Fiction (Part 1): Things You Should Know About Third-Party Risk Management

It’s no secret that while it is critical for an organization to have a strong cybersecurity posture, it’s just as important for their third parties to have a strong security posture as well. While this fact is becoming increasingly more...

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BitSight Releases New VPNFilter & Oracle Weblogic Vulnerability Identification Filters

Within the BitSight Security Ratings platform, we prioritize features that help organizations both identify and manage risks across their own networks and the networks of their third parties. BitSight now enables users to identify...

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Many Third-Party Risk Management Programs are Missing Continuous Monitoring

If you’ve done your homework as a cybersecurity professional, then you know that third-party vendors with substandard security controls and processes could be putting your organization at risk.

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How Secure is that Third Party Mobile App?

In a world where business is increasingly conducted on mobile devices, it is imperative that organizations offer mobile applications to serve their customer base. In fact, for many businesses, mobile applications are one of the primary...

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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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