Experts agree that securing configurations is one of the most important actions an enterprise must take to secure its data and systems.
East Greenbush, New York (PRWEB) October 13, 2015
As part of the Center for Internet Security’s (CIS) effort in “making best practice common practice,” it is offering a promotional membership discount to align with National Cyber Security Awareness month in October. The discount is available through November 30, 2015. New members should reference the promo code SB15Promo.
Experts agree that securing configurations is one of the most important actions an enterprise must take to secure its data and systems. The CIS Critical Security Controls lists “secure configurations for hardware and software on laptops, workstations, and servers” as a specific and actionable way to thwart today’s most pervasive attacks.
CIS is the industry-recognized source for configuration content with more than 100 published security baselines. Membership resources help companies compare and configure systems to recommended consensus-based settings. Membership benefits include:
- CIS Configuration Assessment Tool (CIS-CAT), a National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) certified SCAP 1.2 validated scanner
- CIS hardened virtual images in Amazon Web Services (AWS) EC2 environment
- Scripts to optimize workflows and automation
- Benchmarks in Word, Excel, and XML (XCCDF/OVAL) formats for customization
- Technical support
The Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) points to the Center for Internet Security Benchmarks for configuration standards.
For more information, please contact CIS at SBPromo@cisecurity.org to enroll in this limited time offer or request a CIS-CAT trial.
For promotion terms, visit CIS at http://benchmarks.cisecurity.org/SB15Promo.
About the Center for Internet Security
The Center for Internet Security (CIS) is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to enhancing the cybersecurity readiness and response among public and private sector entities. Utilizing its strong industry and government partnerships, CIS combats evolving cybersecurity challenges on a global scale and helps organizations adopt key best practices to achieve immediate and effective defenses against cyber attacks. CIS is home to the Multi-State Information Sharing and Analysis Center (MS-ISAC), CIS Security Benchmarks, and CIS Critical Security Controls. To learn more please visit CISecurity.org or follow us at @CISecurity.
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