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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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Third party breaches still account for a large percentage of security incidents. In fact, according to this year's Verizon DBIR report, in 70% of attacks where there was a known motive, a secondary victim was involved. These victims could b...

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Vendor risk management professionals representing every industry gathered in Baltimore last week at the annual Shared Assessments conference. I am privileged to serve on the Advisory Board for Shared Assessments and found the conference to ...

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The idea of telling a vendor or potential vendor that you've rated their security performance can be a little daunting. If someone has never heard of a BitSight Security Rating, being told that another company has been monitoring their secu...

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RSA 2015: Emerging Trends in Infosec

Ben Fagan | April 29, 2015

Last week San Francisco became the information security capital of the world for the 2015 RSA Conference. Around 30,000 attendees, mostly security professionals and vendors, descended on the Moscone Center for a week of discussion about the...

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Today AIG announced a strategic partnership with BitSight to recommend BitSight Security Ratings for Vendor Risk Management to CyberEdge customers. CyberEdge insureds can now benefit from the data-driven insights and continuous monitoring B...

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This is the introductory post in a series exploring how security ratings can address key aspects of the National Institutes of Standards and Technology’s (NIST) Framework for Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity. The purpose of t...

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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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