Why BitSight?

Industry trusted. Independently verified.
Find out why BitSight is your tried and proven
security ratings provider.

OUR MISSION

Organizations are often in the dark when it comes to understanding the actual security performance of critical third parties or even assessing the impact of their own security programs and policies. This is due to a lack of objective metrics and tools that help measure and mitigate cyber risk across the business ecosystem.

In 2011, BitSight pioneered the security ratings market, founding the company with a solitary mission: to transform how organizations evaluate risk and security performance by employing the outside-in model used by credit rating agencies.


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Integral To Business Decisions

From vendor risk managers to cyber insurance underwriters and board advisors, thousands of users trust BitSight’s data quality to make business decisions every day. We provide best practice support—developed through years of experience—for many activities:

  • Rapidly assessing vendor risks as part of the RFP and selection process.
  • Continuously monitoring vendors and remediating risks.
  • Assessing cyber insurance applicant risk and associated premium.
  • Monitoring insureds and addressing rating dips when they occur.
  • Presenting the cybersecurity posture of your company and supply chain to the board.
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Proven For Managing Risk

We’ve revealed that companies with a BitSight Security Rating of 400 or lower are five times more likely to experience a security breach than those with a rating of 700 or higher.

  • Our ratings-to-breach correlation data is independently verified by external agencies such as AIR and Advisen.
  • Risk managers and underwriters can make confident decisions using BitSight ratings to prioritize and better focus on third parties with lower ratings.
  • Access years of research in the BitSight Insights collection to learn more about the power of BitSight data.
5 Times More Likely To Be Breached
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Highest Quality Data

BitSight is committed to providing the highest quality data within our platform by leveraging proprietary threat intelligence from our subsidiary, AnubisNetworks, along with exclusive data partners across the globe. Further, our patent-pending network mapping process attributes security events to a specific company via automated processes and hand curation. By providing accurate security data and network maps that have been vetted by 400+ customers, BitSight is the most trusted and actionable ratings platform available to the enterprise.



 
“By gaining important insight into a well-curated set of risk vectors and company IP maps, we are able to take direct action and drive change throughout our organization and our most critical vendors.”
Security Team Lead
Leading Multinational Organization
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Fair & Objective

We are proud to be the first (and only) in the industry to work with an independent ombudsman to provide a fair and unbiased appeals process for any customer or non-customer who wishes to further investigate their rating.



 
"The appointment of Michael Cusumano as ombudsman strengthens TransUnion’s trust in BitSight to deliver the most accurate, transparent, and verifiable security ratings in the industry."
TRANSUNION
JASPER OSSENTJUK
SVP & CISO
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Historical Performance Measurement

BitSight Security Ratings are built on five years of historical data, which is unmatched in the industry. In addition, the BitSight Security Ratings platform enables you to see details from the last 12 months so you can learn how your security posture—and your vendors’, clients’, and competitors’ security posture—has changed over time. Thus you can distinguish between organizations that are improving in performance and those who are on the decline or remaining flat.

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Responsible Data Stewardship

BitSight does not share unauthorized sensitive Security Ratings information with third parties—or publicly disclose specific ratings of companies—to protect organizations against exposed risks.

BitSight’s forensics provides customers with information on compromised IP addresses, malware server names, destination IP addresses, ports, host names, and more for their own network. No organization wants their sensitive information disclosed without permission, as it exposes them to hacking. Thus, if a customer’s vendor has issues, BitSight will grant the third party portal access with detailed analytics for rapid remediation. Additionally, the vendor may authorize the first party to access the forensics directly.

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Unparalleled Customer Success

From our personalized onboarding to our best-in-class customer support, BitSight is committed to ensuring our customers can operationalize security ratings and find immediate value. We strive to be both easy to work with and quick to respond, as indicated by our ZenDesk performance ratings:

  • Live chat satisfaction: 96.6%.
  • Response time to tickets: In the 90th percentile for all SaaS companies.

BitSight’s exceptional support and product training are provided at no additional cost to our customers.

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National Science Foundation (NSF) Backing

BitSight is honored to be supported by the top scientists of the NSF, which provides financial backing to scientific and engineering efforts of national importance. BitSight has also received $50 million in funding from prestigious venture capital firms and leading telecommunications organizations across the world, including Comcast, Liberty Global, and Singtel.

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BITSIGHT BY THE NUMBERS

5 TIMES THE RISK

Of a breach with a BitSight rating under 400 versus those with a rating over 700.

7 OUT OF THE 10 LARGEST CYBERINSURERS

Rely on BitSight for underwriting.

80,000 COMPANIES

Have been rated by BitSight
to date.

4 TIMES THE CUSTOMERS

Of the next largest security
ratings provider.

BITSIGHT IN THE NEWS

WSJ

“...[BitSight’s] dashboard makes it easy to identify threats and notify customers...”

Network World

“BitSight provides answers... in a format that’s been missing in the past – data.”

Bloomberg

"It’s a good preemptive tool...”

Comcast Ventures

“BitSight Technologies [is] the leading evidence-based security rating platform.”


Gartner

“[BitSight] has rapidly emerged as the ‘standard’ in vendor security ratings.”

2015 Cool Vendor Report In
Vendor Management
The SecurITy Ledger

“The genius of this system is that it easily allows BitSight to assess customers and their entire ecosystem of business partners and supply chain partners without requiring on-premises deployments or intrusive audits.”

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