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Consensus-developed secure configuration guidelines for hardening.

Develop and update secure configuration guidelines for 14 technology groups.

Prescriptive, prioritized, and simplified set of cybersecurity best practices.

Refine and verify best practices, related guidance, and mappings.

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Membership combines and automates the CIS Benchmarks, CIS Controls, and CIS-CAT Pro into a powerful and time-saving cybersecurity resource.


CIS-CAT Pro enables users to assess conformance to best practices and improve compliance scores over time.

“It is the most important membership for the compliance review of information security available in the market today.”
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Daily tip

Know the Rules of Cyber Ethics

"Cyber ethics" refers to the code of responsible behavior on the Internet. Just as we are taught to act responsibly in everyday life with lessons such as "Don't take what doesn't belong to you" and "Do not harm others," we must act responsibly in the cyber world as well. The basic rule is "Do not do something in cyberspace that you would consider wrong or illegal in everyday life." Click for more considerations.