There is no denying the global nature of the 21st century, businesses have embraced economic globalization and have expanded operations across the world. Yet, entering new countries can pose financial, operational and legal risks to an organization. Business laws or practices can widely differ between countries, and contracting local vendors can introduce new risks to an organization, including cyber risk.
Recent research by BitSight Technologies analyzed the security performance of a random sample of 250 companies (with at least 1,000 employees) per country from the United States, the United Kingdom, Singapore, Germany, China and Brazil. The analysis looked at the security performance through metrics such as botnet infections, SSL vulnerabilities, peer-to-peer file sharing, email security protocols and more. This slideshow illustrates the findings of the study.