CIS Critical Controls Community

The CIS Critical Security Controls (CIS Controls) are a prescriptive, prioritized, and simplified set of cybersecurity best practices that, when implemented, provide an effective cybersecurity program.

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Get Help with and Give Help To the CIS Controls

Are you new to the CIS Controls and have a question? Are you an expert wanting to share ideas for improvement? The CIS Controls Communities were created for everyone to share and learn from each other. All you need to do is join a community and create a discussion with your question. A community volunteer will be happy to help you.

There are hundreds of IT security professionals in the CIS Controls Communities. 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 to help contribute to the CIS Controls Communities!


Play a Part in Developing Security Best Practices

We are always looking for community volunteers. Here are some ways you can volunteer:

  • Review and/or updated new versions of the CIS Controls
  • Review and/or develop companion guides
  • Review and/or create mappings to security compliance frameworks
  • Assist in the development of other resources relevant to the CIS Controls
  • Partake in peer-to-peer assistance like translation work, helping others, and posting questions

Perks of Volunteering

All volunteers have the benefit of working with like-minded individuals who are committed to creating confidence in the connected world. The more you participate, the more exposure you get in the community/communities you've joined. Participating in CIS WorkBench collaborations and attending working group meetings, for instance, can result in your name being listed as a "contributor" in the respective guide, mapping, or paper.


How to Get Started

We recommend creating a free CIS WorkBench account to see the available communities.

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What Our Volunteers Are Saying

The CIS Controls Community is a great place to share and learn from others who have a real desire to help organizations reduce their level of risk. Every single one of the Controls is discussed, debated, (and even) argued at times. This level of interaction is really stimulating.”

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