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CompTIA ISAO Partners with SecurityScorecard to Deliver Cyber Risk Ratings for Members

October 25, 2021

Service Provides Risk Assessment, Real-Time Monitoring for Tech Businesses

DOWNERS GROVE, Ill. – CompTIA, the nonprofit association for the information technology (IT) industry and workforce, today announced a partnership with SecurityScorecard, the global leader in cybersecurity ratings, to deliver cybersecurity ratings to members of the CompTIA Information Sharing and Analysis Organization (ISAO).

As part of the partnership, CompTIA ISAO will embed SecurityScorecard’s monitoring capabilities into its Cyber Forum to continuously monitor and mitigate potential cyber threats, both on-premise and in the cloud, for each member company.

The CompTIA ISAO Cyber Risk Rating powered by SecurityScorecard evaluates an organization’s cybersecurity risk using data-driven, objective, and continuously evolving metrics that provide visibility into any organization’s information security control weaknesses as well as potential vulnerabilities throughout the supply chain ecosystem. The Cyber Risk Rating powered by SecurityScorecard offers easy-to-read grading of A through F across multiple groups of risk factors including network security, application security, hacker chatter, social engineering, endpoint security, IP reputation, DNS health, patching cadence, information leak, and cubit score.

“This is an incredibly valuable benefit to our member companies,” said Todd Thibodeaux, CEO of CompTIA. “Our members now have the ability to measure and track their cybersecurity efforts and use that information internally, as well as share with their customers to show how they compare to industry averages. This rating system delivers immediate value to our members, enhances the ISAO, and strengthens the entire industry in the process.”

SecurityScorecard allows for continuous monitoring that provides an outside-in view into security practices, ensuring that organizations can continue to provide their clients the most secure services. Additionally, customers can generate comprehensive monthly or on-demand cyber health reports for governance boards and regulators.

“It’s critical for every organization to understand their cyber posture to better-secure their digital borders. That’s why we’re excited to partner with CompTIA, as they work to provide the essential skills and certifications needed to proactively defend against the evolving cyber threats,” said Aleksandr Yampolskiy, CEO and co-founder at SecurityScorecard. “By implementing our ratings into their member forum, we are confident that organizations can better pinpoint cyber risks and eliminate breaches before they occur."

The CompTIA ISAO is a community of more than 1,200 member companies that share best practices, cyber threat intelligence, educational content and more to help address ever-evolving cyber threats. Working closely with public and private cybersecurity agencies and organizations, the CompTIA ISAO is helping its members understand the threat landscape, defend against current and future attacks and raise cybersecurity awareness throughout the global tech industry. For complete details on the CompTIA ISAO and the benefits of membership visit https://www.comptiaisao.org/.

About CompTIA
The Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA) is a leading voice and advocate for the $5 trillion global information technology ecosystem; and the estimated 75 million industry and tech professionals who design, implement, manage, and safeguard the technology that powers the world’s economy. Through education, training, certifications, advocacy, philanthropy, and market research, CompTIA is the hub for advancing the tech industry and its workforce. Visit  https://connect.comptia.org/.

About SecurityScorecard
Funded by world-class investors including Silver Lake Partners, Sequoia Capital, GV, Riverwood Capital, and others, SecurityScorecard is the global leader in cybersecurity ratings with more than 11 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 22,000 organizations for enterprise risk management, third-party risk management, board reporting, due diligence, and cyber insurance underwriting. SecurityScorecard continues to make the world a safer place by transforming the way companies understand, improve and communicate cybersecurity risk to their boards, employees and vendors. Every company has the universal right to their trusted and transparent Instant SecurityScorecard rating. For more information, visit securityscorecard.com or connect with us on LinkedIn.