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BitSight Security Ratings

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  • Cybersecurity Benchmarking For CIOs Cybersecurity Benchmarking For CIOs Jake Olcott, Tom Stumpek Recorded: Nov 29 2016 60 mins
    In order for a business to be competitive, it must be continuously improving. This is something the modern chief information officer (CIO) knows all too well. Further, technological advances and greater outsourcing in business have made cyber risk a key area that requires a great deal of thought from the CIO. So, how can CIOs know how their security programs are performing in order to make decisions on allocating funding, headcount, and policies?

    Join Jake Olcott. VP of Business Development at BitSight and Tom Stumpek, a Technology Advisor and former CIO for GE. Attendees will learn:

    - Why cybersecurity benchmarking is difficult for the modern CIO.
    - Different methods of benchmarking you may be involved in (or want to consider).
    - How Security Ratings may solve many benchmarking challenges.
  • Bridging the Gap on Data Breaches: What Makes the Difference? Bridging the Gap on Data Breaches: What Makes the Difference? Jay Jacobs, Dave Bradford Recorded: Nov 23 2016 57 mins
    Every organization wants to know how to best protect their systems and data – but exactly where to focus efforts and resources can be daunting. Compromised machines, outdated software, certificate mismanagement, and faulty encryption practices can all increase the risk that an organization will experience a breach, but is there one single area on which businesses should concentrate?

    In this webinar, Jay Jacobs, Senior Data Scientist at BitSight discusses new research on common characteristics exhibited by organizations that have suffered data breaches. Dave Bradford, Chief Strategy Officer and Director of Strategic Partnership Development at Advisen will discuss how this research is relevant for carriers and providers of cyber insurance.
  • Vendor Risk Management Scenarios That Haunt You Vendor Risk Management Scenarios That Haunt You Matt Cherian Recorded: Oct 27 2016 32 mins
    Whether you are in the beginning stages of implementing a vendor risk management (VRM) program, or you have a robust program, there are always scenarios that can blindside your organization. Compounding this uncertainty is the dynamic environment of cyber risk. Yet, there are tools and techniques organizations can leverage in order to reduce uncertainty about the security of their third parties and vendors.

    Join Matt Cherian, Director of Products at BitSight as he discusses how to grapple with common vendor risk scenarios. In this webinar, viewers will learn:

    - How to gain full visibility into the security of your critical third parties to avoid being caught off guard
    - How to understand and communicate potential threats occurring on the networks of your third parties
    - What to do when an infection- or breach occurs
  • Managing Cyber Risk In Your Supply Chain Managing Cyber Risk In Your Supply Chain Jake Olcott, VP at BitSight Recorded: Oct 21 2016 61 mins
    Large data breaches have caused executives to invest significant time and resources in improving cybersecurity within their own companies. But now the attackers are targeting an organization’s weakest links - business partners and contractors who have access to the most sensitive data. How should senior leaders develop a strategy to manage third party cyber risk? Who are the most critical business partners to be concerned about? How can contractual language reduce the risk? Is there a way to gain real-time visibility into the security posture of the supply chain? And what are the regulators saying about all of this?

    Join Jake Olcott, Vice President at BitSight Technologies as he talks about:

    - Assessing your organization’s maturity with respect to managing third party cyber risk
    ​- Building a third party cyber risk management program
    - Regulatory requirements for third and fourth-party cyber risk management
    - Incorporating real-time data into your vendor risk management program
  • How To Gain Actionable Insight Into Cyber Risk With Security Ratings How To Gain Actionable Insight Into Cyber Risk With Security Ratings Ira Scharf, GM of Worldwide Insurance, BitSight, Dave Bradford, President, Advisen Recorded: Sep 29 2016 30 mins
    With so many different cyber risk metrics being used, how can cyber insurance underwriters and risk managers know how likely a company is to experience a data breach?

    Join Ira Scharf, GM of Worldwide Insurance at BitSight, and Dave Bradford President, Research and Editorial at Advisen as they discuss new correlations between BitSight Security Ratings and data breaches.

    Attendees will learn:

    - Why security ratings are a clear indicator of cyber risk
    - How likely companies with BitSight ratings of 400 or below are to experience a data breach
    - How underwriters, policyholders, and applicants can use BitSight Security Ratings to lower their cyber risk
  • Exploring The Latest Cybersecurity Trends In Major Industries Exploring The Latest Cybersecurity Trends In Major Industries Jay Jacobs, Senior Data Scientist, Joel Alcon, Product Marketing Manager Recorded: Sep 22 2016 36 mins
    In 2015, large-scale data breaches have hit all industries, leading to millions of compromised records. According to the Identity Theft Resource Center, there were 780 data breaches in which 177,866,236 records were compromised. While no industry is immune to data breaches, some are more prepared than others.

    In this webinar, Jay Jacobs, Senior Data Scientist at BitSight explains how security posture differs in six key industries. This webinar will highlight new findings on:

    - The most common ransomware infections
    - The rate of ransomware infections found across major industries
    - The aggregate BitSight Security Rating for each industry
  • Managing Cyber Risk From Third Party Contractors Managing Cyber Risk From Third Party Contractors Jake Olcott, VP Business Development, Bitsight Technologies Recorded: Aug 30 2016 46 mins
    Many recent data breaches have exploited security weaknesses in the networks of third parties to attack businesses. With supply chains growing and business functions increasingly outsourced, the number of third party organizations with access to your company’s most sensitive data has increased dramatically. How should organizations assess and manage the cyber risk by their vendors and suppliers? What kinds of policies and controls should organizations put in place in order to mitigate third party cyber risk? How can organizations continuously monitor the cybersecurity performance of their critical vendors in real time?

    Getting familiar with third party cyber risk management best practices and industry standards is a good start towards mitigating cyber risk for your organization. Join Jake Olcott, VP of Business Development as he discusses these topics and more.
  • Tips and Tricks For Tackling Vendor Risk Tips and Tricks For Tackling Vendor Risk Andrew Calo, Manager of Technology Risk Recorded: Aug 11 2016 48 mins
    With so many moving parts pushing an organization forward, companies today must know who has access to their data—making vendor risk management (VRM) a critical business practice. Unfortunately, not all organizations have the resources to staff full-time vendor risk managers. Security professionals now must wear multiple hats in order to reduce operating risk for their organizations. Even if vendor risk management isn’t a primary focus, there are techniques and tools security professionals can implement to make it an efficient and valuable process for your company.

    In this webinar, join Andrew Calo, Manager of Technology Risk at BitSight as he offers tips and techniques to efficiently manage and assess vendor risk. Attendees will learn about:

    -Basic questions you need to ask all vendors
    -The top risk vectors and configurations to look at it
    -The value and impact of continuous risk monitoring software
  • From Signal to Action: Security Metrics that Drive Business Decisions From Signal to Action: Security Metrics that Drive Business Decisions Stephen Boyer, Jay Jacobs Recorded: Jul 28 2016 42 mins
    How can companies effectively measure their company’s risk of a data breach? Which security metrics are most important when it comes to determining cyber risk? How do different types of security compromises, whether botnet infections or brand name SSL vulnerabilities, contribute to an organization’s risk profile?

    In this presentation, BitSight’s Chief Technology Officer Stephen Boyer and Senior Data Scientist Jay Jacobs answer these questions and more. This data-driven webinar will highlight the extensive analysis that the BitSight Data Science team undertakes to make security signals into concrete risk mitigation actions. Perhaps most importantly, the speakers will give guidance on how security and risk professionals at every level - from the board room to the server room - can drive positive change throughout their organizations.
  • Global Security Performance: How Top Nations Stack Up Global Security Performance: How Top Nations Stack Up Stephen Boyer, CTO and CoFounder BitSight Recorded: Jul 12 2016 54 mins
    How do some of the most prominent nations in the international economy differ in cybersecurity performance? As organizations increasingly open offices abroad, their networks face global security threats.

    In its latest research report, BitSight studied the security performance of companies with more than 50% of their IP space in the following countries: The United States, United Kingdom, Germany, Brazil, China, and Singapore.

    Join Stephen Boyer, CTO and CoFounder of BitSight as he takes a deep dive into the threat landscape that organizations face in each of these nations.

    Viewers will learn:

    ● Why companies in some nations tend to be more or less secure than others

    ● How global companies deal with threats such as botnet infections, SSL attacks, and Spam propagation.

    ● What businesses with a large global presence can do to mitigate cyber risk across their ecosystem.