CIS Critical Security Controls v6.1 (Formerly SANS TOP 20)
“The CIS Controls are a concise, prioritized set of cyber practices created to stop today’s most pervasive and dangerous cyber attacks aimed at IT users worldwide. The Controls are developed, refined, and validated by a community of leading global experts… Their value is determined by knowledge and data – the ability to prevent, alert, and respond to the attacks that are plaguing enterprises today. Strong evidence reveals that the vast majority of threats out in the wild affect all organizations, directly or indirectly, and whether or not they know it.”
These controls are a great way for any company to help improve their security posture. Another thing about CIS Controls is that they are written in such a way that is understandable for the IT side of a company. The overarching goal is to increase protection. The CIS Controls help give recommendations on how to do this and help give computer security some guidelines to work with.
Download the CIS Information Security Controls Controls in XLS / CSV format
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