Posted 31 Jul 2016

SecurityScorecard Secures Multiple Security And Technology Patents; Solidifies Presence As Leader In Security Ratings

NEW YORK, July 21, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- SecurityScorecard, the most accurate security rating and continuous risk monitoring platform, is announcing it has secured multiple patents from the United States Government.

SecurityScorecard was awarded patents for:

  • Calculating and benchmarking an entity's security risk score
  • Entity IP mapping
  • Online portal for improving security risk scores
  • Graphical user interface for security to reduce risk
  • Graphical user interface for a display screen or portion of a display screen for security to reduce risk

These patents enable SecurityScorecard to take a unique approach to security and produce the most accurate security rating on the market. By integrating proprietary intelligence into their risk and rating cloud solution, SecurityScorecard can identify vulnerabilities not recognizable by any of its competitors, while offering - the same perspective that an outside hacker would have.

"As a former CISO with over a decade of security experience, it has proved challenging to know the overall security posture of your organization and of those you conduct business with. It's the premise SecurityScorecard was founded on, and why we focus our research efforts on new and innovative techniques to accurately rate any organization's security status," said Dr. Aleksandr Yampolskiy, CEO of SecurityScorecard. "As a result of patents such as these, our platform evaluates over 500 percent more critical security data points than our nearest competitor, enabling us to have the most accurate rating of security risk for any organization across the world."

This news comes on the heels of SecurityScorecard's recent announcement that it had secured $20 million in Series B funding, led by GV (formerly Google Ventures), Sequoia Capital, Evolution Equity Partners, Boldstart Ventures, and Two Sigma Ventures.

Since its launch in 2013, SecurityScorecard has established itself as the leading cloud security provider to address the increasing risk of data breaches, a risk that has grown exponentially by the year. Having developed the industry's most accurate rating of security risk, SecurityScorecard helps organizations gain operational command of the security posture for themselves and across all their partners and vendors.

SecurityScorecard takes a unique and highly effective approach to security, identifying vulnerabilities from an outside perspective, the same way a hacker would. Powered by SecurityScorecard's award-winning ThreatMarket™ security search engine, over 100,000 companies are actively tracked and users can instantly add any company by simply providing a domain name or URL. The platform can automatically detect vendors and organizations a company is doing business with and immediately begin monitoring their overall rating.  Custom alerts can be set for rating changes or vulnerabilities that may arise based on user-defined thresholds.

To receive a free SecurityScorecard assessment and consultation for your business, visit instant.securityscorecard.com.

ABOUT SECURITYSCORECARD

SecurityScorecard provides the most accurate rating of security risk for any organization worldwide. The proprietary cloud platform helps enterprises gain operational command of the security posture for themselves and across all of their partners and vendors. The platform offers a breadth and depth of critical data points not available from any other service provider and in a completely self-service and automated tool. The platform provides continuous, non-intrusive monitoring for any organization including third and fourth parties. Security posture is assessed and measured non-intrusively across a broad range of risk categories such as Application Security, Malware, Patching Cadence, Network Security, Hacker Chatter, Social Engineering and Passwords Exposed. 

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