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2015 Data Breaches in The Higher Ed Sector

Noah Simon | January 22, 2016

In 2015, many college and universities suffered substantial data breaches. In the cases outlined below, universities lost personally-identifiable information (PII) on thousands of individuals, from their student bodies to faculty and...

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If you’re in the beginning stages of building your comprehensive vendor risk management plan, you’re likely looking for something that will help you get started with your vendor risk assessments. That’s a big task—but it doesn’t need to be...

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A vendor management policy is put in place so an organization can tier their vendors based on risk. A policy like this identifies which vendors put the organization most at risk and then expresses which controls the company will implement...

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How Third-Party Risk Management Will Change In 2016

Melissa Stevens | January 7, 2016

Over the last few years, we’ve seen many new regulations and legal requirements put into place around third-party risk management affecting a number of sectors. But even companies without legal requirements forcing them to examine...

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It’s possible that your business is one in nearly four that has peer-to-peer file sharing activity occurring on its networks. In our latest report, BitSight researchers found that out of 30,700 companies, 23% had file sharing activity...
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by Nick Whalen and Ethan Geil

BitSight collects, stores, and processes billions of security-related events every day. In our last post, we discussed reasons why we're moving our massive event store from HBase to S3. Today we’ll take a...

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2015 has been fantastic for some companies—but for those who dealt with a third-party breach or cybersecurity issue, it was likely more difficult. If this happened to your firm in 2015, you’re not alone. Consider these four large incidents:

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File Sharing is Coming to Town

Debbie Umbach | December 24, 2015
You better watch out
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The Top 22 IT Security Blogs Of 2015

Melissa Stevens | December 23, 2015

If you want to find out what’s happening in the world, you probably turn to your favorite news outlet. Maybe it’s your local paper or something more widely circulated, like the Washington Post or the New York Times. But if you want to find...

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