Whistic Partners with the Center for Internet Security to Extend the Reach of the CIS Critical Security Controls for Effective Cyber Defense

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Whistic’s security assessment platform now supports the CIS Controls

Our ability to offer the CIS Controls as a questionnaire in a collaborative, online user experience will benefit our customers and their vendors as they seamlessly complete and securely share their responses.

Whistic, a leading third-party security assessment platform, today announced that it has partnered with the Center for Internet Security (CIS), a leading global provider of cybersecurity services, to extend the reach of the Critical Security Controls for Effective Cyber Defense (CIS Controls).

“As cyber threats continue to increase at a rapid rate and at global scale, Whistic remains dedicated to enhancing the ability of organizations to improve their internal security posture and assess the security risks of their third parties,” said Josh Mortensen, CEO of Whistic. “The CIS Controls and CIS Benchmarks are the global standard and recognized best practices for securing IT systems and data against the most pervasive attacks. Our ability to offer the CIS Controls as a questionnaire in a collaborative, online user experience will benefit our customers and their vendors as they seamlessly complete and securely share their responses.”

Serving information security teams in the United States and Europe, the Whistic security assessment platform simplifies the end-to-end assessment process and delivers visibility into third-party security risk that has historically been trapped in static questionnaires. Whistic simplifies and automates the sending, receiving and scoring of security profiles against widely adopted standards at scale as a part of the growing trend toward greater scrutiny of third-party security. Whistic’s partnership with the CIS, as well as its support of other leading standards and widely accepted frameworks, reinforces the company’s focus on enhancing the tools that companies already trust in order to understand the security posture of their third-party relationships.

About the Center for Internet Security
CIS is a forward-thinking nonprofit entity that harnesses the power of the global IT community to safeguard private and public organizations against cyber threats. Our CIS Controls and CIS Benchmarks are the global standard and recognized best practices for securing IT systems and data against the most pervasive attacks. These proven guidelines are continually refined and verified by a volunteer global community of experienced IT professionals. CIS is home to the Multi-State Information Sharing & Analysis Center (MS-ISAC), the go-to resource for cyber threat prevention, protection, response, and recovery for state, local, tribal, and territorial governments.

For more information, visit http://www.cisecurity.org, read the latest on the CIS Blog (https://www.cisecurity.org/resources/blog/) or follow CIS on Twitter @CIsecurity (https://twitter.com/CISecurity).

About Whistic
Located in the heart of the Silicon Slopes in Utah, Whistic is a leading third-party security assessment platform. Built for information security teams looking to improve the effectiveness, efficiency and scope of their third-party security assessment program, Whistic enhances productivity and unlocks insights traditionally trapped in static security questionnaires. Using the platform’s intelligent and automated recurring assessments, Whistic customers eliminate the administrative burdens of back-and-forth third-party requests and free up time to focus on security. The Whistic platform is designed for an intuitive and collaborative user experience and harnesses the wisdom of hundreds of security professionals to deliver risk insights through its proprietary CrowdConfidence scoring algorithm.

For more information, visit https://www.whistic.com, read the latest on the Whistic blog (https://blog.whistic.com) or follow Whistic on Twitter @Whistic_inc (https://twitter.com/whistic_inc).

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