SecurityScorecard today announced new partner-focused Managed Cyber Risk Services designed to help customers of all types and sizes operationalize third-party cyber risk management. With 98% of organizations having a relationship with at least one-third party that experienced a breach, SecurityScorecard combines its industry-leading platform and experts to solve the third-party cyber risk puzzle.
“Many CISOs are challenged with manual third-party risk approaches that are inconsistent and focused on checkbox compliance. Customers consistently shared that they need a way to operationalize third- and fourth-party cyber risk management,” said Aleksandr Yampolskiy, CEO and Co-Founder, SecurityScorecard. “Today, SecurityScorecard is meeting that customer need. The next evolution of security ratings will focus on operationalizing cyber risk management and threat intelligence to directly impact our customers’ ability to deliver on their mission.”
Industry-first integrated security ratings platform + third-party managed cyber risk services approach
SecurityScorecard’s offering is unique in the market as the only solution of its kind to combine Managed Cyber Risk Services with a complete, battle-tested product suite of solutions.
With over 3,000 customers across the globe, SecurityScorecard Managed Cyber Risk Services was developed with customers and will be delivered by partners to achieve strategic business and security outcomes, including:
Identifies and mitigates third-party cyber risk: Dynamically discovers risk across a customer’s attack surface, including their third- and fourth-party ecosystem, to dramatically reduce the risk of a compromise. Verifies that vendors’ vulnerabilities or other security issues are remediated.
Addresses cybersecurity skills gap: Improves the capacity of customers’ security teams. SecurityScorecard works hand-in-hand with customers or through partners to deliver the strategic and tactical capabilities needed to maximize the value of the SecurityScorecard platform.
Manages third- and fourth-party risk portfolio: Continuous monitoring, investigation, and analysis of risk indicators with centralized threat intelligence. Proactively identifies cyber threats across a customer’s unique attack surface. Manages alerts for customers.
Makes security ratings more actionable: Incorporates business context to drive decisions. Deploys best practices to improve security posture. Proven playbooks proactively protect customers and support incident response if an incident occurs.
Verifies contract compliance: Streamlines contract security compliance through a defensible, traceable process. Proactively manages vendor communication, questionnaires, and escalation management.
Tracks issues resolved: Measures results based on trusted analysis, timely delivery, and empowering guidance. Estimates time saved to demonstrate return on investment.
Enhances board reporting: Effectively communicates third-party cyber risk and benchmarks against peers. Customers also have the flexibility to run their own research, reports, and investigations.
Delivers peace of mind: Ensures customers’ third-party risk management program is handled by the best and brightest minds in the industry. SecurityScorecard solves complex customers’ challenges by evaluating, improving, and implementing their third-party cyber risk programs.
SecurityScorecard Managed Cyber Risk Services are directly connected to the SecurityScorecard Platform, allowing drill down into specific portfolios, companies, findings, and issues. Built on an API-first architecture, data can be directly ingested into their own security stack and reporting tools or integrate into their preferred MSSP or services provider to achieve improved security and business outcomes.
SecurityScorecard adds former Mandiant leader to the executive team
With the acquisition of LIFARS in 2022, SecurityScorecard gained a team of elite cybersecurity risk experts. Then in July 2023, the company appointed cybersecurity veteran and former Mandiant leader Jeff Laskowski as Senior Vice President and General Manager of Professional Services.
“Over the past year, SecurityScorecard has delivered several innovative solutions to the market: The world’s first third-party focused attack surface management solution. Automatic vendor detection to identify unknown third- and fourth parties connected to their business. Risk quantification technology that helps risk management teams understand their financial exposure,” said Jeff Laskowski, Senior Vice President & General Manager, Professional Services, SecurityScorecard. “As we consolidate adjacent solutions into our platform, combined with expert services, we not only help our customers build economic efficiencies but also effectively mitigate third-party risk.”
Partner-focused approach closes third-party cyber risk gaps for customers
SecurityScorecard’s partner-focused managed services approach enables customers to leverage SecurityScorecard experts and a broad ecosystem of service delivery partners. This approach amplifies the benefits of the SecurityScorecard platform, gaining the economic benefits of scale and further enhancing customer relationships with service providers.
In addition, partners that leverage the “Powered by SecurityScorecard" brand will deliver the fastest time to value to their customers and ensure they are providing the gold standard of service based on SecurityScorecard’s decade of experience in third-party cyber risk management.
“Operationalizing third-party cyber risk management requires a specialized and skilled workforce. Many organizations struggle with lack of visibility into their vendor landscape, questionnaires, threats, and financial impact of risks,” said Larry Slusser, Vice President, Global Head of Professional Services Delivery, SecurityScorecard. “By applying the principles of incident response to vendor risk management, customers can take charge with a turn-key, proactive, and comprehensive program designed to eliminate business disruption and drive cyber resilience.”
Funded by world-class investors, including Evolution Equity Partners, Silver Lake Partners, Sequoia Capital, GV, Riverwood Capital, and others, SecurityScorecard is the global leader in cybersecurity ratings, response, and resilience, with more than 12 million companies continuously rated.
Founded in 2013 by security and risk experts Dr. Aleksandr Yampolskiy and Sam Kassoumeh, SecurityScorecard’s patented rating technology is used by over 25,000 organizations for enterprise risk management, third-party risk management, board reporting, due diligence, cyber insurance underwriting, and regulatory oversight.
SecurityScorecard makes the world safer by transforming how companies understand, improve and communicate cybersecurity risk to their boards, employees, and vendors. SecurityScorecard is listed as a free cyber tool and service by the U.S. Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA). Every organization has the universal right to its trusted and transparent Instant SecurityScorecard rating. For more information, visit securityscorecard.com or connect with us on LinkedIn.