New CompTIA ISAO Benefit Gives Cybersecurity Grades—and How to Improve

In early October, the CompTIA ISAO announced a new platform partnership with SecurityScorecard to create the CompTIA ISAO Cyber Risk Rating and made it a member benefit for all  CompTIA ISAO members.

The CompTIA ISAO Cyber Risk Rating, powered by SecurityScorecard, presents an outside-in view of an organization’s cybersecurity posture, aggregating data from 10 risk factors to calculate an A to F letter grade and corresponding score from 1 to 100. Even more, the rating includes detailed analysis of where you can take corrective or preventative actions to improve your score.

The grade is based on SecurityScorecard’s trusted, transparent ratings methodology backed by data collected on millions of global organizations, and includes data on:

Network Security: checks for high risk or insecure open ports within your networkDNS Health: measures your registered domains and checks that no malicious events have occurred in your DNS historyPatching Cadence: monitors how promptly patches are applied to your networkEndpoint Security: tracks metadata related to operating systems, web browsers and active plug-insIP Reputation: measures malware exposure based on OSINT and third-party threat feedsApplication Security: monitors known exploitable conditions based on threat intelligence, CVE and Blackhat databasesCubit Score: checks a variety of security issues that may be

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