Posted 31 Mar 2016

SecurityScorecard Offers Companies FREE Instant Security Assessment Amid Global Cybersecurity Crisis

NEW YORK, March 31, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- SecurityScorecard, the most accurate benchmark of cybersecurity risk across the entire business ecosystem, today announced the addition of a new, free capability to the company's platform, which provides an overall security rating and a summary of underlying vulnerabilities for any organization. The new feature, Instant SecurityScorecard, enables customers to run a scan and receive a security 'posture score,' evaluating and pinpointing their cybersecurity weaknesses.

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. 

SecurityScorecard enables companies to compare their cybersecurity risk posture to counterparts in their industry. With consistent, continuous monitoring, Instant SecurityScorecard allows a company to always know where they stand in relation to the larger vertical segment with companies of comparable size.

"It's not practical to completely rely on questionnaires and penetration tests to determine the security posture of 3rd party vendors," said Michael Belloise, Director, Information Security at TriNet. "In addition to questionable accuracy, it only provides us with a point in time assessment and may not accurately reflect the true cybersecurity risk of doing business with someone. The SecurityScorecard platform is a valuable asset to help understand our own security posture, and that of all our vendors."

"Instant Security Scorecard provides full details, or 'a hacker's view,' of what is seen in a company's infrastructure from the outside looking in," said Sean Goldstein, Vice President of Marketing, SecurityScorecard. "We are thrilled to be able to help companies around the world understand security weaknesses within their infrastructure with a complimentary security assessment and consultation. We strongly believe that this new tool will help organizations understand the cybersecurity risks they face, and how they can better protect themselves from those risks."

To receive a free Instant SecurityScorecard assessment and consultation, visit instant.securityscorecard.com.

About SecurityScorecard 
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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