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Jun 27, 2022   |  By SecurityScorecard
Cyber attacks and data breaches are top of mind for businesses around the world as attacks on vulnerable networks persist. It is now more important than ever to ensure cybersecurity and resilience. But how do these two practices differ? This blog highlights the differences between cybersecurity and cyber resilience and how to secure your business for optimal cyber protection.
Jun 27, 2022   |  By SecurityScorecard
While your security staff tends to work the same business hours as everyone else, it often feels like threat actors never take a day off. Because an attack can and will come from any direction at any time, an organization’s cyber readiness is paramount. Your cyber readiness is the level at which you’re able to identify and respond to an attack.
Jun 27, 2022   |  By SecurityScorecard
The National Institute of Standards and Technology is an agency within the U.S. Department of Justice. It was founded in 1901 to support science and technological development. For decades, it has provided guidance on computer security. In 2014, in cooperation with public and private sector experts, the NIST released its cybersecurity framework. The framework combines best practices and industry standards to help organizations deal with cybersecurity risks.
Jun 24, 2022   |  By SecurityScorecard
When it comes to cybersecurity, organizations need to be well-prepared for what comes next. Not only are cybercriminals leveraging ever more advanced technology, but the cost of a breach — in terms of cost, reputation, and damage — is on the rise. Mitigating risk requires having a robust incident response plan in place and dedicated team members on standby. Let’s take a closer look.
Jun 23, 2022   |  By SecurityScorecard
As cybercrimes and security breaches become more sophisticated, data protection strategies have become more important to business survival. A critical element in an organization’s ability to effectively handle these incidents is to reduce downtime and minimize damage. This is where an effective incident response and disaster recovery plan comes into play.
Jun 23, 2022   |  By SecurityScorecard
Businesses are moving their data to the cloud to reduce costs and increase their agility. As more applications and data migrate to the cloud, the risk of sensitive data and applications being exposed dramatically increases. In addition, as organizations deploy applications and services in different cloud environments, maintaining security and compliance across the board is becoming more complex than ever before.
Jun 22, 2022   |  By SecurityScorecard
Over the last few years, supply chain attacks have increased in number and sophistication. As companies accelerate their digital transformation strategies, managing third and fourth-party risk and a complete look into their security posture becomes more important to securing data and meeting mission-critical compliance requirements. According to one survey, 60% of security leaders plan to deploy supply chain security measures in 2022.
Jun 20, 2022   |  By SecurityScorecard
While cybersecurity might be under the umbrella of IT, make no mistake: a breach will impact the entire business, making it the entire organization’s responsibility to be able to understand and take action on risk. This means that your organization needs to have a holistic view of risk that can enable the risk intelligence required to not only have technical discussions, but business conversations about cyber risk.
Jun 15, 2022   |  By SecurityScorecard
Running penetration tests of a mature web application is always a great challenge. Systems are usually well hardened, and scanners fall short of flagging anything interesting, requiring an experienced security engineer to identify vulnerabilities using advanced exploitation methods. On the other side, some applications are going for their first release ever or release after a major code change.
Jun 15, 2022   |  By SecurityScorecard
The supply chain for organizations has become increasingly susceptible to unplanned cybersecurity interruptions that negatively impact revenue, inventory, and consumer confidence. As a result, there has been an increasing focus on understanding how critical services are delivered, the reliance on third parties and fourth parties, and key risk controls that can be implemented to mitigate the risk of cyber security incidents.
Jun 27, 2022   |  By SecurityScorecard
At SecurityScorecard, we're collecting data from 12 different countries. Here's why: Some countries, industries, and organizations are beginning to deploy deception technologies to misrepresent their security hygiene. If you're trying to gather information on the Chinese infrastructure from outside, e.g., your data set will appear sparse because China blocks the view. But if you collect information from outside and inside of China and triangulate the different discrepancies, you get a more accurate representation.
Jun 22, 2022   |  By SecurityScorecard
At SecurityScorecard, we're collecting close to 70 billion security issues per week. Here's how: Worldwide data collection Our goal is to non-intrusively pick up enough data signals from every company worldwide to form an opinion on their cyber hygiene and vulnerability. Malware Sinkholing Working with law enforcement, our R&D team is Our security analysts are looking at the underground criminal communication for poor patching cadence and hygiene indicators.
Jun 20, 2022   |  By SecurityScorecard
We did an ROI analysis of SecurityScorecard. Here's what we found out: Companies achieve a close to 200% ROI over 3 years. Here's how: Continuously monitoring cyber threats is difficult to handle for small cyber teams, forcing them to hire more people. In the current economic climate, those personnel costs make up the bulk of company expenses. SecurityScorecard allows you to streamline your third-party risk management program and run your TPM program with a smaller, more efficient team.
Jun 13, 2022   |  By SecurityScorecard
Your cyber insurance won't protect you from ransomware. Here's why: It doesn't make your company resilient in and of itself. Think of it like regular house insurance: Just because you have insurance, it doesn't mean you shouldn't get a smoke alarm in your house and get contractors to check for gas leaks. Here are 2 recommendations to be prepared for a ransomware attack.
May 9, 2022   |  By SecurityScorecard
Here are 3 things that set SecurityScorecard apart from the competition: Massive data set: We’ve rated 12 million organizations worldwide. If an organization is not on the data set, it takes us just a few minutes to rate it while our competitors take days to do the same. Huge marketplace of applications and services: We have 100s of partners that enrich the value of our platform.
May 2, 2022   |  By SecurityScorecard
About 5-6 years ago, I was privileged to meet Elon Musk. Here’s what he told me: As your company gets bigger, you need to create deliberate channels for communication. The communication should not just flow top-down hierarchically, where an employee talks to their direct reports, they talk to their manager, and then to the next one. You need to create the path for the shortest communication by making yourself available to various employees within the company.
Apr 27, 2022   |  By SecurityScorecard
Here’s what you need to do immediately when a cybersecurity incident occurs: At SecurityScorecard, we’ve recently introduced our Digital Forensics Incident Response service. In case of an emergency, we can come on-site and help the company figure out what's happening and how to contain the crisis. It's valuable to us because now, in addition to providing scores and threat intelligence, we also have a service to help organizations become safer.
Apr 25, 2022   |  By SecurityScorecard
Your cybersecurity score impacts your stock price. Here’s how: The value of a company’s stock is based on trust. Investors need to trust that the company will perform well, sustain its competitive advantage, and protect its customers’ information. When a company gets hacked, it betrays that trust, influencing its credibility. We have seen the stock price of Equifax, SolarWinds, etc., drop after they suffered data breaches.
Apr 20, 2022   |  By SecurityScorecard
Let’s talk about the new federal bank regulation that goes into effect in April 2022. It will require organizations to notify about a breach within 36 hours, which is the shortest breach notification reporting requirement of any law to date. The clock starts ticking when the organization determines that an incident has occurred. A serious computer incident is usually defined as an incident that materially disrupts or degrades the performance of an organization.
Apr 18, 2022   |  By SecurityScorecard
65% of cyber attacks today happen due to the negligence of a third party. SolarWinds security breach is a good example of that. In this case, hackers used a method known as a supply chain attack to insert malicious code into their Orion System. From there, they managed to crack into the SolarWinds network and put malware into the environment. SolarWinds did a great job following up on this. They made significant improvements and are currently rated as a B by SecurityScorecard.
Aug 19, 2021   |  By SecurityScorecard
Corporate board members are known for their relentless focus on the bottom line -- and with good reason. CISOs and other security executives are often mired in technical language and many times, unable to communicate the business impact that cybersecurity has on the bottom line. This helps explain why the average tenure of a CISO is roughly two years.
Jun 26, 2021   |  By SecurityScorecard
In this ebook, we will highlight three principles that are key to implementing a world-class TPRM program. Taken together, these practices will move your organization toward a full 360° view of organizational risk-both internally and across your ecosystem: see risk, solve problems, report results.
Jun 26, 2021   |  By SecurityScorecard
The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted businesses in ways that few had planned for, resulting in shutdowns, global economic downturn, supply chain volatility, and a sudden uptick in e-commerce and remote work. The disruption is straining security and IT teams who have to quickly respond and adapt to a series of unanticipated business events. How can security and IT teams stay agile, enable business resilience, and manage the shift to the new normal?
Jun 1, 2021   |  By SecurityScorecard
A company-wide cybersecurity strategy is absolutely essential to combat today's evolving risk landscape. This means breaking down silos and encouraging the engagement of security experts throughout different business units. By leveraging collective understanding to expose unknown threats, you can amplify the effectiveness of your security program and technology stack. We call this "Modern Cyber Risk Management".
May 1, 2021   |  By SecurityScorecard
As cybercriminals continue to evolve their threat methodologies, industry standards and governments have revised their compliance programs and audit criteria. Regulators and auditors have increasingly begun requiring organizations to mature their programs in order to ensure continuous monitoring as well as senior management and board-level oversight.
Apr 1, 2021   |  By SecurityScorecard
Whether it's about cutting costs, reducing third-party incidents, regulatory or internal scrutiny, it's likely that you are looking to mature your vendor risk management (VRM) program. This ebook will show you how to improve your vendor risk management program in three parts and how to take it to a mature state, ready to handle the modern risk that lies ahead. Download the complete guide to building your vendor risk management program.

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