Posted 01 Mar 2016
NEW YORK, March 1, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- SecurityScorecard, a leading security risk benchmarking company, today announced the company has broken a significant cybersecurity industry record by monitoring the pre-calculated security posture ratings for more than 100,000 companies within their platform. The ratings were determined based on 10 security categories and hundreds of thousands of unique data points -- 70 percent of which is proprietary and not available from any other provider. SecurityScorecard's platform draws its data from ThreatMarket™, which contains the cybersecurity vulnerabilities of every company around the world.
Only SecurityScorecard discovers and computes security ratings based on end-of-life products, patching cadence, hacker chatter, dorking, social engineering, cubit score™, malware and other critical factors to provide the most accurate risk assessment on the market. The platform also provides continuous, non-intrusive monitoring for any organization including third and fourth parties utilizing AVD™ (automatic vendor detection). In the process, a broad range of risk categories are observed such as application security, IP reputation, patching cadence, network security and passwords exposed.
"Actively monitoring the security posture of more than 100,000 companies within a single platform is a major milestone and development within the cybersecurity and vendor risk management industry," said Paul Poh, CTO of SecurityScorecard. "Pre-calculated ratings enable the instant adding and monitoring of an organization to your SecurityScorecard portfolio."
Newly added organizations automatically map existing vulnerabilities from ThreatMarket™, providing a cybersecurity risk score within just a few hours. No other company in the security ratings space has more vendors and partners being actively followed and monitored for their cybersecurity risk posture than SecurityScorecard. In fact, SecurityScorecard tracks 250 percent more cybersecurity ratings than any competitor in this space, enabling immediate security posture availability.
Today's milestone builds upon the SecurityScorecard platform's already invaluable offering for Security Officers, Vendor Risk Managers and Cyber Insurance companies. Users can now gain faster insight into their third and fourth party's security posture and better identify where the potential vulnerabilities lie.
SecurityScorecard is providing private demonstrations of its platform and advanced briefings on its newest offering, ThreatMarket™ at the RSA 2016 Conference from its suite at the Ritz Carlton Club. To schedule a briefing, email [email protected] expressing interest and availability.
SecurityScorecard provides the most accurate benchmark of security risk across the entire business ecosystem. The cloud platform helps enterprises gain operational command of the security posture for themselves and across all their partners and vendors. It offers a breadth and depth of critical risk factors not available from any other service provider and in a completely self-service and automated tool. It's based on the ThreatMarket™ data engine which collects over 30 million daily security risk signals from the entire Internet. SecurityScorecard was founded in 2013 by two former Chief Information Security Officers, Dr. Aleksandr Yampolskiy and Sam Kassoumeh. It is made up of veteran security researchers, cryptographers, data scientists, and software engineers. The company is privately held with headquarters in New York City. Security Scorecard investors include Sequoia Capital, Evolution Equity Partners, Boldstart Ventures, and others.
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