How the Internet of Things Affects Your Corporate Network

Posted by Rich Rosenbaum

Jan 26, 2015 11:29:00 AM

Almost every day there seems to be another story about the “Internet of Things" (IoT). More and more “things” are being equipped to send and receive information over the internet. It might be fun to have your running shoes connecting to the cloud, but what does it mean, if anything, to your corporate network?


Topics: Security Risk Management

How the State of the Union Will Affect American Information Security

Posted by Nick Gagalis

Jan 26, 2015 8:00:00 AM

In his 2015 State of the Union Address, President Barack Obama mentioned the importance of improving America's cybersecurity and what he believes it will take to make it happen. Below is a review of the most interesting statements and initiatives mentioned in the address or recent media coverage, and the potential impact each could have on American Information Security.


Topics: News, Breach Regulation, Third Party Data Breach, Security Performance

BitSight Announces New Enterprise Integrations in Security Ratings Platform

Posted by Ben Fagan

Jan 22, 2015 11:36:00 AM

BitSight is committed to showing organizations how to implement Security Ratings data throughout their risk and security operations. We have added new features to make it easier for our customers to extract our Security Ratings data to use within their existing processes and tools.


Topics: BitSight, News, Security Performance, Security in the Board Room

Managing Security Risk in Mergers & Acquisitions

Posted by Nick Gagalis

Jan 21, 2015 10:22:00 AM

Every year, companies spend billions of dollars on mergers and acquisitions. (The value of worldwide M&A deals in 2014 totaled $3.5 trillion.) Managing risk throughout the process is an important element of any merger, but there's one area of risk management that hasn't had the attention it deserves.


Topics: Security Ratings, Security Risk 101, Security Performance, Security in the Board Room, M&A

3 Ways Cyber Insurance Will Improve Security Performance

Posted by Melissa Stevens

Jan 15, 2015 12:16:18 PM

cyber-risk-insuranceIn 2014, Cyber Insurance saw record growth. In fact, in a recent white paper from Advisen, their buyer penetration index showed a five-fold increase in insurance purchases from 2006 to 2013, demonstrating that many organizations have recognized the value in outsourcing corporate cyber risk. Naysayers, however, warn that this move does not make companies more secure and allows organizations to ignore the behaviors and issues that are creating security risks in the first place.


Topics: Cyber Insurance

A Data-Driven Approach to Vendor Risk Management

Posted by Debbie Umbach

Jan 6, 2015 9:25:00 AM

Third party risk has become a hot topic throughout 2014, with no signs of slowing down in 2015.  The WSJ highlighted high-profile breaches stemming from a vendor here and here, and the OCC issued more third party risk guidance.  Steve Durbin of the Information Security Forum highlighted supply chain risk in a FierceITSecurity interview.  BitSight discussed third party risk related to retail and how to communicate with the board, as well as in a 2014 roundup.


Topics: Security Risk Management, Security Ratings

2015 Information Security Predictions Round-up

Posted by Nick Gagalis

Dec 30, 2014 11:25:00 AM

It's the time of year that every media outlet talks about predictions and resolutions. We've compiled a list of the most interesting and/or relevant information security predictions for 2015 and added a few of our own, courtesy of BitSight CTO & Co-Founder Stephen Boyer.


Topics: News, Retail, Third Party Data Breach, Events, Critical Infrastructure, Security Performance, Security in the Board Room

BitSight Bits: How to Prove that Security Ratings Work

Posted by Nick Gagalis

Dec 23, 2014 4:02:00 PM

During last month's FS-ISAC webinar, Home Depot, the SEC and Increasing Board Oversight: Why Metrics Matter More and More, BitSight CTO and Co-Founder Stephen Boyer answered questions from attendees about why using IT security metrics is more important than ever before. He also performed a live demo of BitSight Security Ratings to show how to prove that security ratings work.


Topics: Security Ratings, Security in the Board Room

How You Can Avoid Becoming the Next Sony

Posted by Nick Gagalis

Dec 16, 2014 6:00:00 AM

As you've heard by now, Sony Pictures suffered a major breach in November, and is still feeling the consequences of it. The FBI warned that other companies could be attacked with similar malware, but that isn't the only reason you should care about this event in particular.


Topics: Security Risk Management, News, Critical Infrastructure, Security Performance

Cyber Security News Round-Up: More Legislation, Guidance for Banks

Posted by Melissa Stevens

Dec 15, 2014 12:11:00 PM

cyber security banking regulationsCyber security in the financial services industry was a hot topic last week.  Below is a round-up of big stories affecting banks and creditors.


Topics: News, OCC