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CIS Controls

What Are CIS Cybersecurity Controls?

CIS cybersecurity controls are guidelines and best practices designed to help organizations protect their networks and data. They are published by the Center for Internet Security and based upon the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s (NIST) Cybersecurity Framework (CSF) and include a range of security measures, such as access control, patch management, and incident response.

Types of CIS Cybersecurity Controls

CIS cybersecurity controls can be divided into three main categories: Administrative, Technical, and Physical.

Benefits of Using CIS Cybersecurity Controls

Organizations that implement the CIS cybersecurity controls through a CIS Control Audit can benefit from:

Many companies engage with 3rd parties to conduct a CIS Cybersecurity Audit. An outside, neutral perspective on the fulfillment and gaps of CIS controls can help prioritize cybersecurity investments.

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