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Reuters reported that security ratings firm BitSight confirmed Kaspersky’s findings of Windows 7 being hardest hit, with around 67 percent of infections hitting Windows 7 machines, and XP getting...

BitSight says the consumer-heavy telecommunications sector led WannaCry infections with 15.31% of the ransomware victims worldwide, and the Russian Federation topped the list of victim nations,...

BitSight told Reuters that it had analyzed 160,000 computer and found that 67% of infected machines were running Windows 7.

A Reuters-commissioned report by BitSight, suggested two-thirds of PCs infected by WannaCry were running Windows 7 without the latest security patches. The report suggested XP could be infected,...

Two-thirds of those affected in last week's global ransomware attack were running Microsoft's Windows 7 operating system without the latest security updates, a survey for Reuters by security...

Two-thirds of those caught up in the global WannaCrypt/WannaCry ransomware attack were running Microsoft's Windows 7 operating system without the latest security updates, a survey for Reuters by...

According to data from BitSight, Windows 7 accounted for 67% of WannaCry infections.

The majority of machines hit by the WannaCry ransomware worm in the cyber-attack earlier this month were running Windows 7, security firms suggest. More than 97% of the infections seen by...

More data from BitSight also pointed to a low number of infected XP machines, but lists a smaller number of infected Windows 7 machines—67%.

According to data from Kaspersky, Windows 7 accounted for more than 98% of WannaCry infections, with Windows XP accounting for an “insignificant” volume of infections globally. Data from BitSight ...

Security ratings firm BitSight found that 67 percent of infections hit Windows 7 , Reuters reported.
An analysis by BitSight, found around 8% of government systems had the SMB service exploited by the WannaCry worm exposed – one of the highest ratios of exposed systems of any industry. Of...

The so-called “WannaCry” virus wreaked havoc around the world in recent days by primarily infecting vulnerable Windows 7 computers connected to the internet, BitSight told Reuters on Friday. An...

BitSight's Jacob Olcott shares five lessons  that the 2016 Yahoo security breach should have taught us.
BitSight's research showed that 67% of 160,000 affected computers were Windows 7 users, whereas the same operating system is used by less than half of global PC users.
Two-thirds of those caught up in the past week's global ransomware attack were running Microsoft's Windows 7 operating system without the latest security updates, a survey for Reuters by security...
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Several experts called it “a good start,” and a few, including Jacob Olcott, vice president at BitSight and former legal advisor to the Senate Commerce Committee and counsel to the House of...

Jake Olcott, former legal adviser to the Senate Commerce Committee and current vice president at security rankings company BitSight, said the federal agency components will allow federal agencies...

Several experts called it “a good start,” and a few, including Jacob Olcott, Vice President at BitSight and former legal advisor to the Senate Commerce Committee and counsel to the House of...

Jake Olcott, the vice president of security ratings company BitSight and former legal adviser to the Senate Commerce Committee and counsel to the House of Representatives Homeland Security...

According to Jake Olcott, vice president at BitSight, President Trump's executive order on cybersecurity provides for much-needed protection of critical data.

Jake Olcott, VP of Strategic Partnerships at BitSight shares four steps that the administration can take immediately to better protect the government and industries it regulates from cyber threats.

Jake Olcott, the former legal advisor to the Senate Commerce Committee, counsel to the House of Representatives Homeland Security Committee and current vice president at security ratings company...

"The focus on the defense supply chain is an important recognition that cyber attackers target the weakest links," says Jacob Olcott, BitSight's VP and former cybersecurity staff leader on the...

Jake Olcott, former legal advisor to the Senate Commerce Committee, counsel to the House of Representatives Homeland Security Committee and current VP at security ratings and risk assessment...

BitSight is a risk assessment vendor that analyzes companies for breach risk and response preparedness and assigns a security rating. BitSight gathers data on security breaches from sensors...
Companies like BitSight Technologies have developed a rating system that allows corporations and government agencies to evaluate how hacker-friendly vendors and other third parties are.
“We have to get a lot better about using quantitative data when we talk about cybersecurity policy,” said Jacob Olcott, the former congressional staffer who’s now a vice president at BitSight. ...

Jake Olcott, former legal advisor to the Senate Commerce Committee, counsel to the House of Representatives’ Homeland Security Committee and vice president at BitSight, noted that TheDarkOverlord...

In assessing the Trump administration's moves on cybersecurity as it passes 100 days in office, many in cybersecurity are questioning whether any movement in this area has been made. According to...