Our New Cyber Risk Score: Cyber Security Rating (CSR)

Last updated by UpGuard on November 7, 2019

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As of today, November 1, 2018, we are changing the name of our proprietary cyber risk scoring system, formerly known as the Cyber Security Threat Assessment Report (CSTAR), to the UpGuard Cyber Security Rating (CSR).

Over the coming weeks, you’ll see CSR anywhere UpGuard is referenced in public, like our website, Facebook, and Twitter; very soon you’ll see it in all of our products, as well. We decided to change the name in order to simplify and streamline our branding practices since the CSR acts as the benchmark for our suite of products. We believe the new name reflects our broader focus on security and commitment to providing customers with tools that will allow them to assess the complete cyber risk of their organization and the third-party vendors to which they entrust sensitive information.

The implementation of Cyber Security Rating (CSR) will be reflected in UpGuard CyberRisk, our integrated risk mitigation platform for security professionals to automate vendor risk management for third parties. With CyberRisk, customers are able to evaluate susceptibilities to their internal and external infrastructure, monitor security compliance, and automate vendor risk assessments. UpGuard’s CyberRisk product actively scans billions of digital assets in real-time – more than a hundredfold the number of targets monitored by other security rating companies. Customers such as the University of Southern California, First State Super, IAG and hundreds others depend on UpGuard to manage the entire third party cyber risk process, end-to-end.

The new name is effective immediately, and will be implemented across all products and services over the coming weeks.

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