The BitSight Security Rating Platform

The BitSight Security Rating Platform generates objective, outside-in ratings on companies’ security performance. Using evidence of security outcomes from networks around the world, BitSight applies sophisticated algorithms to produce daily security ratings.

The BitSight Security Ratings Platform gathers terabytes of data on security outcomes from sensors deployed across the globe. From our data, we see indicators of compromise, infected machines, improper configuration, poor security hygiene and potentially harmful user behaviors. BitSight’s sophisticated algorithms analyze the data for severity, frequency, duration, and confidence and then map it to a company's known networks, creating an overall rating of that organization’s security performance. These objective ratings, based on externally accessible data, give visibility into a company's security posture over time.


Security Ratings, ranging from 250 to 900, are similar to consumer credit scores, with higher ratings indicating better security postures. Ratings are updated daily and presented via the BitSight Security Ratings Platform. Historical ratings and industry indices enable benchmarking and trend analysis. Alerts are generated upon significant changes in ratings, and actionable information is provided to mitigate risk.

The Security Rating Platform can be leveraged for multiple applications, which currently include:


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