NEW YORK, March 21, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- SecurityScorecard, the leader in security ratings, today announced the availability of the Vendor Risk Management (VRM) Program Enhancement, Cyber Resilience Advisor and Scorecard Manager professional services to the company's comprehensive security ratings platform. With these new services, SecurityScorecard customers can identify gaps across the program lifecycle and create a tailored services solution to achieve their target operating model quicker and more efficiently. This effort will be led by a highly qualified security professional with deep knowledge of the SecurityScorecard platform.
"As the first to market with a professional services offering, SecurityScorecard was founded on a customer-centric approach to providing the most seamless and easy to implement security ratings platform in the world," said Aleksandr Yampolskiy, CEO of SecurityScorecard. "With the addition of professional services to our award winning security ratings platform, SecurityScorecard is doubling down on our customer-centric commitment and plan to continue adding to these professional services to give our global customers cutting-edge insights and advice from trained security professionals."
Vendor RIsk Management Program Enhancement
The VRM Program Enhancement service helps customers validate strengths and identify gaps across their program lifecycle and delivers a tailored improvement roadmap through a workshop format. Even seasoned VRM operators will appreciate the insight from fellow practitioners to validate their program design and highlight best practices being employed by industry peers.
Cyber Resilience Advisor
The Cyber Resilience Advisor service helps organizations fix identified issues by explaining the potential impact, identifying options for remediation, and reviewing the proposed resolution. Our advisors make it harder for hackers to break into your organization using open-source intelligence (OSINT) and present a better score to internal stakeholders and potential customers.
Scorecard Manager enables customers to leverage highly-qualified security professionals to conduct Scorecard assessments. These assessors will identify key deficiencies and work with the vendor to develop and agree upon a mitigation plan. An efficient way to jump start a VRM program or work through a backlog of assessments, the Scorecard Manager service allows program directors to focus on strategic initiatives with confidence.
"With the infusion of these new strategic services, SecurityScorecard is filling a noticeable gap in this broadening global industry. We see many organizations that do not have staff to support and execute against the insights made by their security ratings platform," said Jill Czerwinski, who leads the Third Party Risk Management practice at Crowe LLP. "Considering trends in data breach, enterprises of all shapes and sizes need to have a continuous approach to monitoring their overall security posture without increasing headcount. By providing trained security experts to these companies on demand, SecurityScorecard is increasing the accessibility of security ratings and extending the benefits."
Offering the most extensive cybersecurity scoring data set in the industry, SecurityScorecard's platform incorporates data from 175 countries and 17 major industries. To date, SecurityScorecard has rated over 1 million companies.
Headquartered in the heart of New York City, SecurityScorecard's vision is to create a new language for measuring and communicating security risk. The company was founded in late 2013 by Dr. Aleksandr Yampolskiy and Sam Kassoumeh, two former cybersecurity practitioners who had served, respectively, as Chief Information Security Officer and Head of Security and Compliance. With cloud solutions becoming an increasingly integral part of the security technology stack Yampolskiy and Kassoumeh recognized the need to address third- and fourth-party risk as well as better understand the security capabilities of their business partners. Since its founding, the company has grown dramatically and now counts hundreds of leading brands as customers. SecurityScorecard is backed by leading venture capital investors including Sequoia Capital, GV, NGP Capital, Evolution Equity Partners, Boldstart Ventures, AXA Venture Partners among others. For more information, visit securityscorecard.com.