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Perhaps you and your company are at the beginning stages of implementing a vendor risk management (VRM) program—or maybe you’re just beginning to explore the idea.

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Last week I attended the annual Gartner Security & Risk Management Summit in beautiful National Harbor, MD. The below photo was taken just before a big storm, but otherwise it was perfect weather.

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BitSight Presents: "Twice as Likely"

Noah Simon | June 10, 2015

In April, we published a report Beware the Botnets: Botnets Correlated to a Higher Likelihood of a Significant Breach. In this report, we found that companies with botnet grades of ‘B’ or below were more than twice as likely to experience a...

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In the majority of organizations, vendor risk management is still a highly manual process, making risk assessments a labor intensive exercise for all parties that are involved.  This is why, at best, most vendor management programs only ass...

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Last week, BitSight co-sponsored a webinar with Advisen on the use of risk mitigation services for cyber insurance underwriting. Ira Scharf, GM of Cyber Insurance at BitSight, joined Tracie Grella of AIG and Neeraj Sanhi of Willis Group to ...

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Recent breaches making headlines all share a troubling characteristic. In each breach detailed below, the intrusions of company networks lasted months - or in other cases, even longer than a year. While no company is impervious to a breach,...

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I received the following questions from an inquisitive undergraduate student eager to learn more about BitSight and security ratings. He posed excellent and insightful questions, and I thought that I would share our exchange in case others ...

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The last few weeks have been a whirlwind of activities here at BitSight! Between attending and speaking at RSA, participating in the latest Verizon DBIR report, preparing for our session at FS-ISAC, announcing our new partnership with AIG, ...

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Recently we discussed three benefits for vendors related to their security rating, as we are asked about this often. We are also asked for best practices when communicating with your vendors about their security rating. We have many custome...

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