What is a True Security Rating?

“Security Rating”

noun

A compilation of critical data points accurately depicting the overall cybersecurity posture of an organization

Security ratings change and evolve over time based on data points indicating how strong an organization’s security practice is.

Critical security layers that must be factored into a security rating to ensure accuracy are:

A true Security Rating must account for all listed factors to accurately measure a company’s security posture.
  • Employee security awareness
  • Network health
  • End-point security
  • Public data leakage
  • Insecure DNS configurations or vulnerabilities
  • Website and CMS health
  • Hacker chatter
  • Patching cadence
  • Suspicious or malicious activity within a network
  • Credentials at risk
  • Employee security awareness
  • Network health
  • End-point security
  • Public data leakage
  • Insecure DNS configurations or vulnerabilities
  • Website and CMS health
  • Hacker chatter
  • Patching cadence
  • Suspicious or malicious activity within a network
  • Credentials at risk

What Separates SecurityScorecard Data?

SecurityScorecard is the only Security Rating that comprehensively measures and analyzes all of the above 10 factors, non-intrusively. Each factor is comprised of hundreds of user behavior patterns, security events, and other key data points. Built on ThreatMarket™, over 80% of SecurityScorecard’s data is proprietary with much of it collected via patented collection techniques. Owning the data and collection process is essential for data validation, sanitation, and eliminating noise and false positives. All data is collected non-intrusively and provides a security rating that assesses risk from a hacker’s perspective.

Only SecurityScorecard:

  • Evaluates all critical factors necessary for a comprehensive Security Rating
  • Has complete control of factor sources for over 80% of data
  • Collects the highest quality and deepest set of data for every security factor
ENDPOINT SECURITY
CREDENTIALS AT RISK
PUBLIC DATA LEAKAGE
PATCHING CADENCE
WEBSITE HEALTH
EMPLOYEE SECURITY AWARENESS
HACKER CHATTER
DNS HEALTH
NETWORK SECURITY
MALWARE
Other Security Ratings companies
Only SecurityScorecard’s ratings reflect the complete cybersecurity
Example: DNS HEALTH
SecurityScorecard’s ratings reflect DNS configurations to prevent Denial-of-Service attacks
CRITICAL SECURITY DATA POINTS TO DETERMINE RATINGS
  • Security Scorecard
    Other Security Ratings Companies

Within these factors our ratings evaluate over 500% more discrete critical security data points than our competitors. It takes more than 10-15 data points to understand the True Risk™ of an organization and determine an accurate rating.

What Makes the SecurityScorecard Platform Unique?

Instantly Monitor More Companies With Our Reach

NUMBER OF COMPANIES MONITORED
  • Security Scorecard
    Other Security Ratings Companies

Our platform draws its data from ThreatMarket™, which contains the cybersecurity vulnerabilities of every company around the world. Over 100,000 of these companies have pre-calculated ratings in the platform, over 200% more than our nearest competitor.

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Other Security Ratings solutions require manufacture interventions and takes days to implement.

We believe users should be empowered to make vendor additions and adjustments based on their shifting priorities. Any company can be added by a user, and if it is not one of the 100,000 companies with pre-calculated scores, a score will be automatically calculated within a few hours. Additionally, users can exchange the vendors they want to monitor an unlimited number of times as long as they remain within the overall vendor license count subscribed to.

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We are the only platform that facilitates collaboration with vendors to remediate issues by enabling users to invite vendors to have 15 days of free access to their scorecard.

Our compliance validation feature allows users to cross-reference vendor’s adherence to popular standards including SIG, SIG Lite, ISO, and PCI.

The Comparison Tool allows users to compare the security rating and 10-factor grade breakdown for up to five organizations