How Secure Configurations Meet Consensus

January 26, 2021

Help Net Security

Have you ever wondered how technology hardening guidelines are developed? Some are determined by a particular vendor or driven by a bottom-line perspective. But that’s not the case with CIS Benchmarks. They’re developed by the Center for Internet Security (CIS) and the only consensus-developed security configuration recommendations both created and trusted by a global community of IT security professionals from academia, government, and industry.

There are currently more than 100 configuration guidelines for 25+ vendor product families. Some of the most used include web browsers, videoconferencing, operating systems, and cloud infrastructure.