Making Best Practice
The Center for Internet Security mobilizes a broad community of stakeholders to contribute their knowledge, experience and expertise to identify, validate, promote and sustain the adoption of cybersecurity's best practices.
Provides IT and security professionals with a fast, detailed assessment of target systems' conformance with CIS Benchmarks. CIS-CAT offers enterprises a powerful tool for analyzing and monitoring the security status of information systems and the effectiveness of internal security controls and processes.
The CIS Security Benchmarks program provides well-defined, un-biased and consensus-based industry best practices to help organizations assess and improve their security. Resources include secure configuration benchmarks, automated configuration assessment tools and content, security metrics and security software product certifications. The Security Benchmarks program is recognized as a trusted, independent authority that facilitates the collaboration of public and private industry experts to achieve consensus on practical and actionable solutions. Because of the reputation, our resources are recommended as industry-accepted system hardening standards and are used by organizations in meeting compliance requirements for FISMA, PCI, HIPAA and other security requirements..
The CIS Critical Security Controls (the Controls) are a recommended set of actions for cyber defense that provide specific and actionable ways to thwart the most pervasive attacks. The CIS Controls have been developed and maintained by an international, grass-roots consortium which includes a broad range of companies, government agencies, institutions, and individuals from every part of the ecosystem (threat responders and analysts, security technologists, vulnerability-finders, tool builders, solution providers, front-line defenders, users, consultants, policy-makers, executives, academia, auditors, etc.) who have banded together to create, adopt, and support the CIS Controls.
The Trusted Purchasing Alliance (TPA) works with organizations in the public and private sectors to provide cost-effective, high-quality cyber security solutions for our nation's state, local, tribal and territorial governments and not-for-profit entities. TPA offers a number of purchasing opportunities and will continue to expand its offerings to meet evolving cyber security needs.