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How to get started with ongoing configuration assessments

There’s an old adage in business: if you’re not measuring something, you can’t manage it. These days, information technology (IT) and information security …

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Balbix introduced a new capability that automates CIS Benchmark requirements

With Balbix, compliance teams can not only access current and up-to-date CIS Benchmarks reports but also understand their most significant and critical assets and take steps …

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The significance of CIS Control mapping in the 2023 Verizon DBIR

Verizon’s recently released 2023 Data Breach Investigation Report (DBIR) provides organizations with a comprehensive analysis of the evolving threat landscape and …

CIS Controls v8
3 ways we’ve made the CIS Controls more automation-friendly

Compliance obligations that support data privacy and cyber risk are nearly ubiquitous. Not only that, but they’re expanding. According to Gartner, government regulations …

Creating A Small Business Cybersecurity Program
Introducing the book: Creating a Small Business Cybersecurity Program, Second Edition

In this Help Net Security video interview, Alan Watkins, CIS Controls Ambassador, CIS, talks about his new book – Creating a Small Business Cybersecurity Program, Second …

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9 free cybersecurity whitepapers you should read

In today’s rapidly evolving digital landscape, organizations face constant cyber threats that can compromise their sensitive data, disrupt operations, and damage their …

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The CIS Benchmarks Community consensus process

The Center for Internet Security (CIS) recently celebrated 20 years of bringing confidence to the connected world with consensus-based security guidance. The first CIS …

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Security in the cloud with more automation

Hopefully, you’ve been working with the Center for Internet Security (CIS) on securing your cloud infrastructure for a while now. Initially, you might have used our CIS …

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Photos: RSA Conference 2023, part 2

RSA Conference 2023 is taking place at the Moscone Center in San Francisco. Check out our microsite for the conference for all the most important news. Part 1 of the photos is …

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CIS expands partnership with Akamai to protect state and local governments

Cyberattacks often begin with an unsuspecting user clicking on a link that redirects them to a harmful site containing malware. Even the best employee training won’t …

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Security in the cloud with more automation

Hopefully, you’ve been working with the Center for Internet Security (CIS) on securing your cloud infrastructure for a while now. Initially, you might have used our CIS …

CIS Hardened Images
Visualize change with an out-of-the-box configuration report

Your technology is always changing, and you often end up playing catchup to secure it. This is difficult in the cloud when you share security responsibility with the cloud …

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