- October 20, 2021: Ratings Algorithm Update 2021.
- July 20, 2021: Release Preview and overview of the 2021 Ratings Algorithm Update now available.
The Public Disclosures risk category provides information related to possible incidents of undesirable access to a company’s data, including breaches, general security incidents, and other disclosures.
The risk vectors within the Public Disclosures risk category affect Bitsight Security Ratings in the following manner:
Only certain events impact a company's rating and only if they occur, as opposed to having a percentage of the rating dedicated to them. Unlike other risk vectors, the absence of these events do not positively affect ratings, but its presence can have a negative impact. The impact of events starts on the effective date.
This is designed to neutralize any positive or negative impact to the risk vector.
This does not currently impact the rating. It’s considered to be the least severe among the Public Disclosures risk vectors. Its impact to business continuity is minimal if they were to occur.