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Cyber Ratings


1. Introduction

In the ever-evolving realm of cybersecurity, having a dynamic and real-time understanding of your organization's cyber health is paramount. With RiskStudio's 'Cyber Ratings' feature, you're equipped with a comprehensive, up-to-date assessment of your cyber defense capabilities, positioning you to make informed decisions.

Cyber Ratings provide a quantifiable measure of your organization's cybersecurity posture. They are determined based on various factors such as the strength of your defense mechanisms, the frequency and severity of breaches, and how current your systems are in terms of updates and patches.

1.1 Accessing Cyber Ratings page

When you select 'Ratings' from the main menu in RiskStudio, you'll be directed to a page displaying the list of Cyber Chain Companies. This page offers you a quick overview of all companies, optionally filtered by country, showing their cyber ratings and the daily changes (increase or decrease) compared to the previous day. This view provides a snapshot of the cybersecurity status of each company in your Cyber Chain.

1.2 Navigating to Cyber Rating details

For an in-depth look, you can access the Cyber Ratings details of individual companies. Simply click on a company in the Cyber Chain Companies list to move to the Cyber Rating Details page. If you're already on the Cyber Rating Details page, you can switch to a different company by selecting it from the dropdown menu. This functionality allows for a thorough exploration of each company's specific cybersecurity metrics and trends, enhancing your cybersecurity management and strategy.

Select a Company using the drop-down menu

2. Functionalities

2.1 Cyber Rating value

A numerical score indicating cybersecurity health. A higher value signifies better security; a lower value indicates potential risks.

2.2 Breakdown by severity

Categorized into critical, high, medium, and low, explaining the intensity of potential cybersecurity issues.

2.3 Company Cyber Rating history

Tracks the rating changes over the past 10 days, reflecting the company's cybersecurity trend.

2.4 Findings

Details on technical checks performed, their severity, findings, and related security domains (e.g., email, website, data).

2.5 Technical details

Provides context for each check, suggested mitigations, and links to external resources for further information.

2.6 Passed checks

The total number of successfully completed cybersecurity checks.

2.7 Top 5 Highest Cyber Ratings

Lists the five companies in the Cyber Chain with the best cybersecurity scores.

2.8 Top 5 lowest Cyber Ratings

Identifies the five companies with the lowest cybersecurity scores.

2.9 Portfolio distribution

A graphical representation showing the distribution of severities (critical, high, medium, low) across your entire Cyber Chain.

3. Maximizing the potential of ‘Ratings’

  • Regularly review and analyze Cyber Ratings to identify and address potential cybersecurity weaknesses within your Cyber Chain.

  • Use this data to prioritize actions and improve overall cybersecurity strategies.

4. Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Q: How frequently is the Cyber Rating updated?
A: RiskStudio updates the Cyber Rating periodically, ensuring you always have the latest snapshot of your cyber health. However, significant events like breaches might trigger immediate recalculations.

Q: Can I improve my Cyber Rating?
A: Absolutely! By addressing the factors and vulnerabilities highlighted within the 'Cyber Ratings' feature, you can actively work towards improving your organization's cyber health and consequently its rating.

Contribution to cybersecurity and Risk Management

The 'Cyber Ratings' feature in RiskStudio plays a pivotal role in enhancing cybersecurity and risk management strategies. By providing a quantifiable measure of each company's cybersecurity health within your Cyber Chain, Cyber Ratings offer a clear and objective perspective on the security posture. High ratings indicate robust cybersecurity measures, suggesting a lower risk of breaches, while lower ratings highlight areas needing immediate attention and improvement. This feature facilitates informed decision-making, allowing you to prioritize resources and actions towards companies with pressing security needs, thereby strengthening your overall cybersecurity defense.


To effectively utilize the 'Cyber Ratings' feature in RiskStudio, there are a few key requirements:

  • Updated Company list: Ensure your Cyber Chain is current, with all relevant companies included for accurate ratings.

  • Regular monitoring: Frequently review the Cyber Ratings to stay abreast of any changes in the cybersecurity status of companies in your Cyber Chain.

  • Understanding of cybersecurity concepts: A basic understanding of cybersecurity terms and concepts, such as severities of risks (critical, high, medium, low), is beneficial for interpreting the ratings and findings accurately.

  • Action plan: Be prepared to act on the insights provided by the Cyber Ratings, whether it involves conducting further investigations, implementing stronger security measures, or re-evaluating your relationships with companies that consistently show low ratings.

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