Risk Management

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Actionable Insights with SecurityScorecard Threat Intelligence Partners

Threat intelligence provides valuable insight into contextual business risk. You can gain insight into threat actors targeting your industry or information from your organization located on the Dark Web. According to one report, 79% of security professionals find threat data feeds essential to their organization’s cybersecurity posture. Additionally, 63% of respondents noted that they use feeds to ensure a better defense.

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5 Key Cybersecurity Considerations for Insurance Companies

The connected nature of business environments has increased the severity and frequency of cyberattacks in the insurance sector. Insurance companies face a greater threat than most industries because they deal with sensitive and valuable data stemming from numerous avenues. This has resulted in several high-profile cyberattacks on insurance providers over the past few years.

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Why Are Ransomware Attacks on the Rise?

Since the Colonial Pipeline incident in May 2021, the word “ransomware” has been circulating in public opinion and even in recent remarks from President Biden and law enforcement, along with warnings about how this type of advanced cyberattack on companies and individuals should be avoided.  But what exactly is ransomware? Why are we suddenly talking so much about it now?

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What Is Supplier Risk Management?

The risks that threaten your vendors and contractors threaten your company as well. Every additional party added to your supply chain expands the scope of your risk and creates more opportunities for your compliance program to fail.  Some new suppliers may be reluctant to be fully transparent with you about their own risks and security measures. Nevertheless, it’s crucial that you work with your vendors to keep all potential threats at bay.

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What is Digital Risk Protection (DRP)?

Technology is always changing, and as it does, businesses are constantly adopting new technologies to streamline their business processes and improve deliveries of goods and services. With those new technologies, however, comes risk. Every new technology opens up a business to digital threats. Sometimes those threats come from the untested nature of leading-edge technology, and sometimes those threats are simply associated with the learning curve of users within an organization.

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What Are Supplier Management KPIs?

Key performance indicators (KPIs) are how organizations measure success. Supplier management KPIs assure that value is received for the money spent with suppliers and vendors while keeping one eye on cost savings. When evaluating your organization’s supply chain, you can review several areas, such as: Supplier management across the entire lifecycle can be difficult because of the sheer number of vendors and suppliers a corporate organization typically uses.

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Taking the Pain Out of Vendor Risk Assessments

Supply chains are an essential part of today’s on-demand economy. However, they also expand your ecosystem, increasing the threat surface that you need to secure. While compliance assessments document vendor controls and enable you to manage third-party risk, responding to and completing them takes time. These delays can make your procurement team feel like you’re trying to disqualify their vendor.

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Learn How Powerful Metrics Can Help You Manage AppSec Tools and Risk

Bugs and flaws in software are common and unavoidable. In fact, about 84%[1] of software breaches happen at the application layer, which means organizations looking to build secure software must use at least a handful of application security (AppSec) scanning tools to test their code—from code commit to build to deployment.

Protect Your Retail Supply Chain Against Cyber Attacks

The consumer goods and retail industry stores customer data in various digital platforms across multiple third-party vendors. This environment is perfect for cybercriminals to look for weak points to gain access to valuable customer data. Oftentimes, cybersecurity teams are focused too much on securing their own organization from the outside. As hacker techniques become more widespread and sophisticated, organizations must be able to see not only their own security posture but also their third parties’ from the viewpoint of the hackers’. What do hackers see and where are the weak points?