How to use CIS Benchmarks to Improve Public Cloud Security

May 6, 2021


The Center for Internet Security provides consensus-based, vendor-agnostic configuration standards for the cloud. Known as CIS Foundations Benchmarks, these best practices were developed to help organizations secure public cloud environments at the account level. Security leaders and cloud engineering teams can use the CIS Benchmarks for cloud security in a couple of ways.

Many question whether the CIS cloud security framework should be considered an advanced end goal or more of a security starting point. In many ways, the answer is both.