Aravo Integration With Black Kite Helps Improve Cybersecurity Defenses



SAN FRANCISCO and BOSTON, Nov. 2, 2022 Aravo
and Black Kite today announced a new partnership designed to empower
organizations to improve their cybersecurity defenses by quantifying and
monitoring cyber risk across the extended enterprise.

“The majority of B2B and B2C companies are expressing frequent
interest and concern in the cybersecurity posture of the organizations
that they do business with. And with ESG increasing in importance, it’s
imperative for organizations to align cyber risk management with ESG
objectives,” said Rick Goad, vice president of customer success and
strategic alliances at Aravo. “As more customers continue to mandate
cybersecurity risk as a significant determinant when conducting
business, Aravo is excited to partner with Black Kite to provide our
customers with a comprehensive security risk rating of their third

Incorporating Black Kite into Aravo’s Cyber Risk and InfoSec
application strengthens cyber risk management programs across the
extended enterprise of suppliers and third parties. Key features of the
Black Kite integration include:

  • Technical cyber ratings – an easy-to-understand, trustworthy
    snapshot of the supply chain risk in the form of a letter grade,
    calculated using MITRE standards
  • Risk quantifications – insight into the probable financial impact to an organization if a third party experiences a breach
  • Compliance correlation – an external view of a third party’s
    compliance against common industry frameworks, such as NIST 800-53,
    PCI-DSS, ISO 27001, COBIT, GDPR, OTA, and Shared Assessments
  • Ransomware susceptibility – detects the likelihood of a ransomware attack on a third party

“We’re pleased to partner with Aravo and help simplify third-party
risk management using our non-intrusive scans to continuously monitor
and quantify third-party risk,” said Chuck Schauber, vice president of
product and strategy at Black Kite. “Together, we’re enabling customers
to build a more secure digital supply chain.”

The Aravo Third Party Management platform provides a flexible integration framework to connect with risk intelligence vendors, either through pre-configured Aravo Connectors or open APIs. Aravo Connectors
include standard-defined data packages and best practices to help
streamline onboarding, enrich risk reviews, enhance continuous
monitoring, and trigger alerts and workflows to log issues and generate
corrective actions. Aravo dashboards provide a unified view of risk
scores for each third party across multiple risk domains, including ESG,
InfoSec, ABAC, GDPR, financial, ethics, supply chain resilience, and
business continuity.

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About Black Kite

One in four organizations suffered from a cyberattack in the last
year, resulting in production, reputation and financial losses. The real
problem is adversaries attack companies via third parties, island
hopping their way into target organizations. Black Kite is redefining
vendor risk management with the world’s first global third-party cyber
risk monitoring platform, built from a hacker’s perspective.

With 500+ customers across the globe and counting, Black Kite is
committed to improving the health and safety of the entire planet’s
cyber ecosystem with the industry’s most accurate and comprehensive
cyber intelligence. While other security ratings service (SRS) providers
try to narrow the scope, Black Kite providers the only standards-based
cyber risk assessments that analyze your supply chain’s cybersecurity
posture from three critical dimensions: technical, financial and

About Aravo

Aravo delivers the smartest third-party risk and resilience
solutions, powered by intelligent automation. As a centralized system of
record for all third-party data, Aravo provides organizations with a
complete view of their third-party ecosystem throughout the lifecycle of
the relationship and across multiple risk domains including ABAC, ESG,
GDPR, InfoSec, financial, ethics, supply chain resilience, and business
continuity. For more than 20 years, Aravo’s award-winning technology and
unrivaled domain expertise has helped the world’s most respected brands
accelerate and optimize their third-party management programs,
delivering better business outcomes faster and ensuring the agility to
adapt as programs evolve. Learn more at