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Less Independence Day, more Groundhog Day: Building a good cyber defense routine

Less Independence Day, more Groundhog Day: Building a good cyber defense routine

By Tony Sager, Senior Vice President, and Chief Evangelist  Although it may seem fast-paced and glamorous, the cyber threat landscape is actually more populated with simple, garden-variety attacks than sophisticated…

5 Tips for Securing Systems On-Prem or in the Cloud

5 Tips for Securing Systems On-Prem or in the Cloud

Security in the cloud is just as vital as security in on-premises environments. Hardening a system is a way to protect it by reducing vulnerability. While hundreds of security recommendations…

Keeping a Watchful Eye on Software

Keeping a Watchful Eye on Software

Maintaining an accurate inventory of software is more than just eliminating potential employee distractions – it can also prevent potential legal and security risks. By Philippe Langlois In this article,…

Top 10 Malware of October 2017

Top 10 Malware of October 2017

In October 2017 notifications regarding the Top 10 Malware increased by 125%, coinciding with a 75% increase in all new malware infections, compared to September 2017. The Top 10 Malware…

Averting the Software Apocalypse

By Curt Dukes, Executive Vice President, Security Best Practices Automation Group at CIS® Are all the recent outages at the major cloud providers the tremors before “The Coming Software Apocalypse”…

CIS Controls Volunteer Spotlight: James and Kelli Tarala

CIS Controls Volunteer Spotlight: James and Kelli Tarala

CIS values all of the volunteers who work hard to make sure the CIS Benchmarks and CIS Controls reflect a global knowledge base of the latest known cyber threats from…

Update: CIS Microsoft Windows 10 Enterprise (Release 1703) Benchmark v1.0.0

We are excited to announce we have released an update to the CIS Microsoft Windows 10 Benchmark. The updated CIS Microsoft Windows 10 Enterprise (Release 1703) Benchmark contains new security…

National Cyber Security Awareness Month 2017 Wrap up

National Cyber Security Awareness Month 2017 Wrap up

October is always a busy month at CIS, and this year was no exception. Our fall schedule was packed with blog posts, videos, social media events, and more in celebration…

CIS SecureSuite Membership Discount Extended

CIS SecureSuite Membership Discount Extended

Due to high demand, the National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM) 2017 discount on a new one-year CIS SecureSuite Membership is being extended until November 15, 2017. CIS SecureSuite Membership…

It is Time to Get Serious About Securing Our Nation’s Critical Infrastructure

By John M. Gilligan, Chairman and Interim Chief Executive Officer, CIS® An Escalating Threat Protecting this nation’s critical infrastructure is becoming much more difficult in the face of escalating cyber attacks as…

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