Breaking Down CIS Foundational Controls

July 15, 2020


Effective cybersecurity programs many times utilize a layered approach. Spending a vast sum on advanced protection systems can be pointless if the time is not taken to secure against basic threats. This is the philosophy espoused by the CIS Controls, a set of 20 security best practices developed to help organizations protect against the most common real-world cyber attacks.  In this article, we’ll cover the second tier of the CIS Controls — CIS Foundational Controls — including why each of the controls is important, and how organizations can implement them.