Help Develop and Maintain the CIS Benchmarks
There are more than 12,000 professionals in the CIS Benchmarks Communities. Creating CIS Benchmarks recommendations requires a wide variety of skills. If you have expertise in risk, security, compliance, or technology and a collaborative spirit, you’re just the kind of person we’re looking for.
Multiple Volunteering Roles and Ways you can help and be a part of the community.
Technical and Security Subject Matter Expert (SME)
Share expertise in a given technology family and/or in broad security issues and system interactions to devise the recommendations for a CIS Benchmark.
Make changes directly to the CIS Benchmarks themselves. (Note: This position requires a higher level of commitment and responsibility than some of the other volunteer roles. As such, it requires a signed agreement between you and the CIS.)
Use strong writing and proofreading skills to clearly articulate CIS Benchmarks recommendations.
Review and comment on technical details of the open discussions or tickets on a particular CIS Benchmark.
Use a ticketing system to propose changes to the content of a CIS Benchmark. Alternatively, they can get help and/or answer other people's questions within a community Q&A discussion forum.
Perks of Volunteering
All volunteers have the benefit of working together with like-minded individuals who are committed to creating confidence in the connected world. Expert volunteers contributing to CIS Benchmarks guidance ensure more accurate recommendations from the people who know the technologies best. Editors enjoy the added benefit of earning CPEs through (ISC)² for their work.
How to Get Started
- Sign in to your CIS WorkBench account. Don't have one yet? It's free to join.
- Download and review our CIS Benchmarks Development Guide.
- Look up a particular technology, system, or area of expertise related to the CIS Benchmarks in the "Communities" tab.
- Become a part of a CIS Benchmarks community by clicking here.
- At that point, you can begin posting questions, submitting tickets, and exploring other ways you can help the community you've joined.
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