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"I don't know if it is a disclosure issue, or the performance is really that much better," Boyer said.

In order for underwriters to overcome this obstacle, objective cyber risk metrics can be used to both assess the insured AND their critical vendors. Ratings can be a valuable tool in identifying...

BitSight found that security events in the healthcare sector lasted a high of 5.3 days, which is longer than the other three industries studied.

BitSight Technologies, a security ratings company, recently released its report asking “Will Healthcare Be the Next Retail?” analyzing the security performance of companies in the S&P 500.

One reason this industry is coming under attack is because electronic medical records on the black market sell for more than credit card numbers, Boyer said.

A new report from security ratings provider BitSight Technologies shows healthcare CEOs in particular have reason to be concerned about cybersecurity

Because the sensitivity of patient records, and the problems posed by health care fraud, the health care industry needs to put greater focus on bolstering the security defenses around medical...

Oh, and let's not forget that, according to a new report by BitSight Security Ratings, the healthcare and pharmaceutical industry apparently are worse than retailers when it comes to cybersecurity.

Bitsight made the conclusion after analyzing the origins of malicious software, an approach that allows it to see which computer systems have been compromised.

"I was looking for utilities to do poorly. But what we learned here is it's mostly SCADA systems that have their issues. The largest utilities in the S&P 500 are pretty high-performing" when it comes...

BitSight's bottom line: there's plenty of room for improvement across the board, especially since security threats show no signs of slowing down.

The massive data breaches at Target and eBay could be a taste of what's in store for the healthcare industry, according to a report from security rating firm BitSight Technologies.

Cybersecurity among the largest US health and pharmaceutical organisations has fallen behind sectors such as finance, utilities and even retail, an analysis of S&P 500 firms has found.

Healthcare companies have been more vulnerable to cyber attacks in the last year than even the retail industry, which suffered high-profile data breaches at Target and Ebay this year, according to a...

It's easy to assume that security threats hit all industry sectors equally. However, a new report by security data analysis specialists BitSight shows big differences in effectiveness and performance...

A BitSight report reveals security effectiveness in the health care industry lags far behind other sectors such as utilities or finance.

Despite increasing awareness about these risks, healthcare organizations far behind their peers in other vertical markets, Boyer said, citing a BitSight study titled "Will Healthcare Be the Next...

The report, conducted by startup BitSight Technologies, found the industry plagued by a high number of security incidents and slow response times to those events.

Attention to cybersecurity by top management is one of the key differences in better performance, Bitsight found.

Three months to find a cyber break in isn't surprising to Stephen Boyer, of BitSight Technologies, a security analysis firm in Cambridge, Mass. "Intrusion detection is very difficult, depending on...

BitSight's Sonali Shah discusses cyber security's place in the board room, as signified by Target CEO's resignation following their major data breach last November.

You'd think that the need to use best security practices would be self-evident to any executive by now. Unfortunately, they have a lot of priorities to juggle and the consequences of a major breach...

Stephen Boyer, co-founder and chief technology officer for BitSight, which develops ratings on companies' cyber security performance, says that with tools and services like his own, insurers are...

Adapting to new technologies and continuing to monitor risk throughout your ecosystem may keep you a step ahead of the next major breach. In fact, it may even save your business.