Cybersecurity Ratings Home Cybersecurity Dictionary Cybersecurity Ratings Cybersecurity Ratings describe the strength of an organization's cybersecurity posture based on a calculated rating and/or score. The ratings can be calculated using any combination of publicly available information about the target company (including data breach history), as well as external scans of the company's web-facing technology infrastructure that can illuminate signs of compromise, poor security hygiene, or questionable user behavior. Cybersecurity ratings have the advantage of being easy to generate and can therefore be used as a way to continually monitor a target organization's security posture. These ratings are often used as a component of a third-party risk management program. Related TermsTPRM - Third Party Risk Management Share: Seeking Clarity? View the Cybersecurity Dictionary for top terms searched by your peers. Back to the Dictionary RELATED INSIGHTS How Can We Help? Let us know what you need, and we will have an Optiv professional contact you shortly.