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CIS Benchmark Release Summary for June 2017

June was a busy month for the CIS Benchmarks team! Below you’ll find a summary of what we’ve been working on:

CIS Microsoft Windows 10 Enterprise (Release 1607) Benchmark v1.2.0

We are excited to share the 1607 release for Windows 10. Reviews and updates to this benchmark are laying the groundwork to get us ready for the next release, 1703.

What’s new:

We have re-included services for CIS Workstation Benchmarks. To accomplish this, our team went through every service from each version of Windows and reviewed all dependencies to ensure recommendations made are safe to deploy. Next, we asked our Microsoft Windows community which settings we should include in the benchmarks, and asked Microsoft for a review of all services. We integrated this feedback into the latest release.

This CIS Benchmark features new settings included with R1607, as well as the removal of EMET from CIS Windows 10 Benchmarks. This release also includes bug fixes to our assessment content to allow more flexibility when configuring settings.

Thanks to the CIS Benchmarks Windows Editor Team and Community for all of the hard work and feedback during the development of this benchmark.

Stay tuned for our 1703 release!

CIS Google Chrome Benchmark v1.2.0

We have updated the CIS Benchmark for Google Chrome to support version v59.0.3071.86.

What’s new:

This release features mappings to the CIS Controls which will show in both the assessment and documentation of the benchmark. We have removed some deprecated settings within the benchmark and updated some of the text around existing recommendations.

Thanks to the Google Chrome community for your continued support with this release!

CIS MongoDB 3.2 Benchmark v1.0.0

We are excited to release this new benchmark to support MongoDB 3.2.

What’s new:

While based on the original CIS MongoDB Benchmark v1.0.0, this benchmark removes guidance for setting deprecated in MongoDB 3.2 and adds mappings to our CIS Controls which will show in both the assessment and documentation of the benchmark.

CIS MongoDB 3.4 Benchmark v1.0.0

We are excited to release this new benchmark to support MongoDB 3.4.

What’s new:

While based on the original CIS MongoDB Benchmark v1.0.0, this benchmark removes guidance for settings deprecated in MongoDB 3.4 and adds guidance for Windows installations. This benchmark also features mappings to the CIS Controls which will show in both the assessment and documentation of the benchmark.

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