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CyberGRX and BitSight Partner to Deliver 360-Degree View of Third-Party Cyber Risk

Posted by Scott Schneider on September 18, 2017
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DENVER, CO and CAMBRIDGE, MA, September 18, 2017 — CyberGRX, the provider of the most comprehensive third-party cyber risk management platform, and BitSight, the Standard in Security Ratings, today announced a technology partnership to embed BitSight’s proprietary security rating capabilities within the CyberGRX Exchange, the world’s first marketplace for sharing third-party cyber risk security information.

Integrating BitSight’s objective, quantitative measurements of companies’ security performance into the CyberGRX Exchange provides a unique 360-degree view of third-party cyber risk. The combination of BitSight’s Security Ratings, generated through externally observable data, with CyberGRX’s validated third-party cyber risk assessments, allows customers to make more informed decisions and scale their third-party risk programs.

“BitSight is a leader of the security ratings market, and their ability to continuously rate the security performance of third parties from an outside-in perspective will strengthen the CyberGRX Exchange,” said Fred Kneip, CEO, CyberGRX. “Combining their proven non-intrusive approach to evaluating risk and security performance with the inside-out view our platform provides is a powerful proposition for customers: a comprehensive, continuous, 360-degree view of third-party cyber risk exposure.”

As digital ecosystems continue to expand, the number of vendors, partners, contractors and customers with access to a large enterprise’s network can easily run into the tens of thousands. According to research from Gartner, “By 2020, 75 percent of Fortune Global 500 companies will treat vendor risk management as a board-level initiative to mitigate brand and reputation risk.”1 The integration between CyberGRX and BitSight enables customers to get the most comprehensive view of the real risk posed by their third parties.

“Enterprises today require access to accurate, continuous and actionable information about third-party cyber risk,” said Jacob Olcott, Vice President of Strategic Partnerships at BitSight. “CyberGRX helps to solve that problem for companies across the world, and our security ratings provide the unique, objective data that organizations need to scale their third-party risk programs and make more informed business decisions.” 

For information on the CyberGRX Exchange, visit: https://www.cybergrx.com/our-platform/.

For information on BitSight Security Ratings for Vendor Risk Management, visit: https://www.bitsighttech.com/security-ratings-vendor-risk-management.

1 Gartner, “Predicts 2017: Critical Investments in IT Vendor Management Will Enable Growth and Control Risk,” Christopher Ambrose, Luke Ellery, Joanne Spencer, Edward Weinstein, December 6, 2016

Topics: Third Party Cyber Risk Management, cloud security, risk management, cyber risk management, cloud applications, cyber security, data security, security ratings

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