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Poor information security can lead to serious, public data breaches for companies and their customers. That's why BitSight Security Ratings are used by companies to evaluate and mitigate information risk. This risk applies to a company's ve...

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For years, it has been widely-known that the Utilities industry has struggled with cyber security in relation to other industries. In 2014, Unisys and the Ponemon Institute found that 70% of Utility companies surveyed around the world had b...

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BitSight Insights: Beware the Botnets

Tom Turner | April 9, 2015

Today BitSight published our most recent BitSight Insights report, Beware the Botnets; Botnets Correlated to a Higher Likelihood of a Significant Breach. Within this report BitSight has identified a solid correlation between botnet infectio...

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Recent reports and surveys show that organizations concentrated greater efforts toward cyber security in 2014 than they have in years past. Furthermore, cyber security has become a greater priority for IT professionals facing a variety of c...

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In recent years, the US government has become a leading advocate for continuous monitoring of security threats and vulnerabilities. But how effectively are departments and agencies in implementing these programs? And how do we measure succe...

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How to Create a Cybersecurity Standard of Care

Jake Olcott | March 18, 2015

There has been a lot of debate recently about the role of senior executives and boards in managing cyber risk. If you’re involved in advising either of these groups today on cybersecurity, I urge you to focus on one thing: tugboats. 

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Earlier this month, it was discovered that Anthem denied a government auditor’s request to perform vulnerability scans on Anthem’s IT systems both in 2013, and for a scan this coming summer. This Data Breach Today piece details both why the...

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Earlier this week I had the privilege of attending the invitation-only BNY Mellon 2015 Third Party Risk Management Symposium. The keynote speaker was General Keith Alexander, former Director of the National Security Agency. General Alexande...

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During a Feb. 10 gathering of the Federal Advisory Committee on Insurance (FACI) in Washington, D.C., Deputy U.S. Treasury Secretary Sarah Bloom Raskin highlighted the coverage gap that exists in the cyber insurance market. Raskin points ou...

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