BitSight Technologies
BitSight Technologies
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  • In today’s day and age, reducing cyber risk needs to be a priority for your organization — but what is the most effective way to tackle building your security program? For seven years, BitSight has proven that we have the most time-tested, trusted, and actionable security ratings that are now used by over 1,000 customers. But when you become a BitSight customer, what are the benefits that you actu...

BitSight Technologies
BitSight Technologies
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BitSight Technologies
BitSight Technologies
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  • Last year, there were several new cybersecurity developments introduced around the globe to reduce the risk of catastrophic cyber events at critical infrastructure. These include regulations from the New York Department of Financial Services (NY DFS), the White House’s Executive Order on Cybersecurity, the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), China’s new Cybersecurity Law, and Hong Kong...

BitSight Technologies
BitSight Technologies
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  • Companies typically buy several lines of insurance—from property, to general liability, to professional liability. When something goes wrong, it’s common for a company to run to its insurance provider and claim that it has coverage. But many times, companies like this assume that their insurance will cover them—but this may not always be the case.

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BitSight Technologies
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  • Last year, BitSight was proud to help drive the Principles for Fair and Accurate Security Ratings, published by the US Chamber of Commerce and supported by over 40 global organizations. The establishment of these Principles demonstrates the momentum and maturity of the security ratings market that BitSight pioneered in 2011. The Principles were designed to promote fairness in reporting of cybersec...

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BitSight Technologies
BitSight Technologies
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  • Learn how BitSight helps you to identify, manage and reduce cyber risk. BitSight pioneered the security ratings market in 2011 and provides trusted, time-tested and actionable security ratings that enable organizations to effectively measure cyber risk. With BitSight Security Ratings, companies can: - Monitor and benchmark their cybersecurity performance against industry peers and competitors - ...

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BitSight Technologies
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  • BitSight Security Ratings continuously monitor and quantify the cyber risk of third parties, enabling organizations to efficiently scale their vendor risk management programs. Ratings can be instantly shared with critical third parties fostering more effective collaboration around security. Find out why thousands of users in leading organizations around the globe trust BitSight Security Ratings t...

BitSight Technologies
BitSight Technologies
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  • Cybersecurity is a growing topic of discussion in Board meetings everywhere, and more and more security professionals are being asked to present on it in high level meetings. Company leadership is busy, so it’s your responsibility to present a case to them that’s ready for review. We reached out to some security executives and CIOs and asked them for tips on what common mistakes to avoid when pres...

BitSight Technologies
BitSight Technologies
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  • New Tinynuke variant with a DGA in the wild Summary Tinynuke, or Nukebot malware, is a trojan able to perform man in the browser attacks against modern web browsers and equipped with the most common features needed by a bank trojan (e.g. Webinjects, Socks proxy, VNC, Remote command execution). This malware was in the spotlight in 2017 after the complete bot source code was leaked in March by som...

BitSight Technologies
BitSight Technologies
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  • You’re responsible for information security at your organization. You dedicate yourself every day to identifying weaknesses and patching vulnerabilities in your network. You’ve developed policies to protect employees from cyber threats. You’ve designed procedures for responding in the event of a data breach, and you’ve practiced those procedures with company stakeholders.

BitSight Technologies
BitSight Technologies
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  • Due to security, reliability, and growth reasons, organizations are constantly upgrading their software to newer releases. Some upgrades are incremental and minor in nature. Others, like the upgrade from Django Rest Framework (DRF) V2 to V3, require coding changes due to incompatibilities between the releases. This article is about BitSight's upgrade experience, lessons learned, and how we improve...

BitSight Technologies
BitSight Technologies
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  • In 2014, BitSight acquired AnubisNetworks, a real-time data threat provider based in Portugal. The integration of AnubisNetworks extends BitSight’s position as the leading provider of cybersecurity ratings for organizations around the world because it fuels BitSight Security Ratings’ compromised systems risk vectors and gives BitSight unparalleled visibility into global threat activity. Anubis’ po...

BitSight Technologies
BitSight Technologies
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  • For the second year in a row, BitSight gave its engineers, product managers, and data and research scientists the day off from normal work to make something cool. The hackathon day had all the typical stuff: awesome custom-designed t-shirts, pizza for lunch, and a demo day the next day. The only “requirement” for teams was that they produce a working prototype to demo. We wanted actual code (not g...

BitSight Technologies
BitSight Technologies
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  • If your company processes the data of individuals who reside in the European Union, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is likely a hot topic around the office right now. Once the regulation goes into effect in May 2018, companies in violation of the GDPR could face massive penalties. But creating a compliance plan for your company can be quite difficult if you’re unfamiliar with the lan...

BitSight Technologies
BitSight Technologies
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  • When BitSight pioneered the security ratings market over six years ago, it was the first to use the outside-in approach to security ratings. Although not initially intuitive to many people, the value of this approach has become increasingly clear for many reasons and subsequently, its adoption has become more widespread. At BitSight, we believe that an outside-in approach is the best way to build ...

BitSight Technologies
BitSight Technologies
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  • Within the BitSight Security Ratings platform, we prioritize features specifically chosen to help organizations identify and manage risks across their own networks and the networks of their third parties. BitSight now enables users to identify organizations who are potentially vulnerable to ROBOT — short for "Return Of Bleichenbacher's Oracle Threat"— attacks. The vulnerability behind the ROBOT at...

BitSight Technologies
BitSight Technologies
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  • Determining whether you should quote or decline a cyber insurance applicant is an extensive and critical process. Typically, the decision is made after gaining an understanding of what the company does, identifying critical application information, and considering your organization’s risk appetite. But are you able to verify whether the decisions you’ve made are valid? 

BitSight Technologies
BitSight Technologies
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  • In March 2017, the New York Department of Financial Services (NYDFS) cybersecurity regulations—known as 23 NYCRR Part 500—went into effect. According to the regulation, “any Person operating under or required to operate under a license, registration, charter, certificate, permit, accreditation or similar authorization under the Banking Law, the Insurance Law or the Financial Services Law” is consi...

BitSight Technologies
BitSight Technologies
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  • As security and risk professionals work to finish out the year, they must also be thoughtful about planning for 2018. While it’s great to end the last quarter of the business year on a strong note, it’s even more critical for businesses to set themselves up for success when returning to work in January. One of the best ways to accomplish this is to be strategic about the extra budget they possess ...

BitSight Technologies
BitSight Technologies
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  • If you operate in the cybersecurity or business continuity space, you’ve probably heard some reference to cyber resilience. While it has become a bit of an industry buzzword, it’s also a useful construct that should have important implications on your security strategy. Here are our thoughts on how cyber resilience compares to cybersecurity—and why the two terms cannot be used interchangeably.

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