How CIS Controls v8 Impacts SMBs

July 27, 2021

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Small to midsized businesses (SMBs) are suffering their fair share of digital attacks. CNBC reported that threat actors were targeting SMBs almost half (43%) of the time. These attack efforts translated into security incidents for two-thirds of SMBs globally that year, according to TechRepublic. A lack of preparedness was a contributing factor for those attacks.

When it comes to SMBs specifically, the Center for Internet Security explained in its v7.1 companion guide that organizations can use its Critical Security Controls in a three-step plan to augment their digital defenses.