Start Secure. Stay Secure.®
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.
Our security best practices are referenced global standards verified by an objective, volunteer community of cyber experts.
Secure Online Experience
CIS is an independent, non-profit organization with a mission to provide a secure online experience for all.
Blog post • 07 Jul 2020
Press-release • 07 Jul 2020
Blog post • 06 Jul 2020
Advisory • 04 Jul 2020
Advisory • 03 Jul 2020
Blog post • 30 Jun 2020
It's important to erase all personal information from old computers before disposing of them. Simply reformatting a hard drive or reinstalling the operating system does not guarantee the old data is unreadable. Physically destroy the hard drive or use a special "wipe" program. These programs, such as Active@KillDisk and Dban, are free and meet governmental security standards.