Cybersecurity Research & Insights: Reports

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2021 Forbes Global 2000 Financial Sector Cybersecurity Health Check

This report examines the cybersecurity postures of the Financial Services sector of the Forbes Global 2000, compared to non-finance corporations, to identify the biggest cyber threats facing some of the world’s largest companies.

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The State of Cybersecurity in the Energy Pipeline Industry in North America

This report focuses on the cybersecurity of the entire North American energy pipeline industry, measuring the security of companies with domestic U.S., Canadian and cross-border pipelines.

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The Forrester Consulting Total Economic Impact™ of SecurityScorecard Study

SecurityScorecard commissioned Forrester to conduct a Total Economic Impact™ (TEI) study and examine the potential return on investment (ROI) enterprises may realize by deploying SecurityScorecard’s Security Ratings Platform


Breach Brief: Analysis of Healthcare Industry in Australia and New Zealand

Healthcare organisations are under constant attack from sophisticated and well-funded criminal groups. This Breach Brief analyzes the current state of healthcare organisations in Australia and New Zealand.

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Analyst Insights Bundle

This report bundle contains 3 reports from top tier analyst firms. Download the bundle to gain new insight into what security ratings can do for your organization and why SecurityScorecard's offerings lead the pack.


The State of Cyber-Risk Disclosures of Public Companies

The SEC has in recent years demanded greater transparency from public companies in how they identify, measure, and manage cyber-risk. Download the report to learn about The State of Cyber-Risk Disclosures of Public Companies.

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The Forrester New Wave™: Cybersecurity Risk Rating Platforms, Q1 2021

The Forrester New Wave™: Cybersecurity Risk Rating Platforms, Q1 2021 report has recognized SecurityScorecard as a leader in cybersecurity risk ratings. Download your report today to see the new Cybersecurity Risk Ratings Landscape and how each provider measures up against new customer expectations.

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Gartner Peer Insights ‘Voice of the Customer’: IT Vendor Risk Management Tools

SecurityScorecard has been named a 2021 Gartner Peer Insights Customers’ Choice for IT Vendor Risk Management (VRM) Tools.

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The Impact of COVID-19 on Enterprise IT Security Teams

How has COVID-19 impacted enterprise IT security teams? Download the report to learn about the impact on impact of COVID-19 on IT security budgets and personnel, challenges of supporting a remote workforce, and new technology investments.

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State of The States' Cybersecurity

This report takes a look at the cybersecurity posture, including election-related infrastructure, of all 56 U.S. states and territories leading up to the presidential election.

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Listening to Patient Data Security: Healthcare Industry & Telehealth Cybersecurity Risks

SecurityScorecard partnered with DarkOwl to bring insights about the cybersecurity risks of telehealth and an inside look at the way real cybercriminals are discussing ePHI. Read the report.

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2020 Democratic Presidential Candidates Get Smart to Cybersecurity Report

With the 2020 U.S. election on the horizon, SecurityScorecard wanted to know: How secure are the presidential candidates’ campaigns? Download the report.

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QSnatch Technical Report

This report details a technical analysis of the malware, details of the discovery, a timeline of QSnatch’s history, and data and indicators of compromise (IoC) about the infected systems.

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Data Security in Healthcare Needs Intensive Care

Despite stringent data security, compliance and reporting requirements, the healthcare industry continues to struggle with cybersecurity. Read our report.

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Assessing Exposure & Organizational Behavior to the BlueKeep Vulnerability

SecurityScorecard researchers have used this BlueKeep event as a way to study companies’, and organizations’ response to this vulnerability over time.​​ Learn more.

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Analysis of Cyber Risk Exposure for U.S. and European Political Parties Report

How are the political establishments responding to the threat of attack? And, are they prepared to effectively respond to an escalation in cyber activities? FInd out our findings in our report.

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2019 Payment Card Fraud & the Financial Crime Ecosystem Report

Cybercriminals continue to infiltrate payment card systems to obtain cardholder data. Despite the rigorous compliance requirements set out by the Payment Card Industry Security Standards Council (PCI SSC), merchants and vendors find themselves as prime targets. Download this report to see the most recent findings.

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2019 Healthcare Cybersecurity Report

SecurityScorecard looked at over 26,000 healthcare companies in 2018-2019. Some struggles continue within the healthcare industry as companies fail to protect patient and organizational data.

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Cybersecurity Impact Analysis of US Government Shutdown

SecurityScorecard developed this report to outline observable changes within the external security postures of US federal government entities during the period throughout the US Government Shutdown of 2018 - 2019.

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2018 Education Cybersecurity Report

In 2018, SecurityScorecard analyzed 2,393 companies with a footprint of 100 IP addresses or more in the education industry. We found the following:

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Top 15 Chief Information Security Officers 2018

SecurityScorecard looked into the top 15 CISOs and the programs that have pushed their organizations forward in terms of cybersecurity; We ran an analysis looking at the security ratings of organizations over a six month period and identified which organizations improved those scores the most; whether overall or within a specific risk area.

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The Expanding Role of Security Ratings

In its Top Recommendations For Your Security Program, 2018 report, Forrester Research reports that “New cyber risk ratings and increased senior executive scrutiny require you to prove your security practices are solid. Often, this means tightening your practices with third parties or suffering their fate if they fail.”

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Security Ratings Set the Standard

In this Forrester report, commissioned by SecurityScorecard, Forrester found that, “Enterprises need robust platforms that can score and rate ecosystem risk to provide visibility into risks and help organizations improve their security posture more effectively.”

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2018 Government Cybersecurity Report

Government agencies must leverage cybersecurity best practice tools and technologies and tailor risk mitigation strategies to address the unique requirements of election security and integrity.

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2018 Healthcare Cybersecurity Report

Looking at more than 1200 healthcare companies from July to the end of 2017, SecurityScorecard’s research team analyzed information such as issue severity, industry-defined risk level, corporate peer performance, and more.

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2017 IoT Cybersecurity Research Report

SecurityScorecard identified 34,062 IPv4 addresses on the public internet which all display the symptoms expected from an embedded device infected with Mirai IoT malware.

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2017 Financial Industry Cybersecurity Research Report

SecurityScorecard analyzed and evaluated the security posture of nearly 3,000 financial institutions to find existing vulnerabilities within banks, investment firms, and other financial organizations to determine the cybersecurity performance of the financial sector.

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