CIS Controls v8 Introductory Course Available on Salesforce’s Trailhead

Version 8 of the CIS Critical Security Controls (CIS Controls) helps organizations keep up with modern systems and software, and can ultimately help improve your cybersecurity posture. The CIS Controls team recently worked with Trailhead – Salesforce’s online training platform – to create an introductory course on CIS Controls v8 Implementation Group 1 (IG1), also known as essential cyber hygiene. Not all organizations are able to implement any security framework wholesale. That’s why CIS prioritized the Controls and its supporting Safeguards for you; we always recommend starting with IG1.

What is Trailhead?

Trailhead is an online learning platform with free, self-paced, bite-sized content that gives everyone the tools for learning new technologies and skills, or expanding on what they already know. Salesforce has created a robust and thorough educational resource for its users in Trailhead – and learners don’t have to be Salesforce customers in order to take advantage.

CIS Controls v8 Trailhead Module

The introductory course on Trailhead will help you manage your organization’s cybersecurity risk via essential cyber hygiene. You will learn what needs to be implemented to protect your network against top threats through examples and knowledge checks throughout the module. In particular, the CIS Controls module covers:

  • Inventorying, controlling, and configuring assets, and protecting data
  • Account management, access controls, and continuously managing vulnerabilities
  • Protecting email, defending against malware, recovering data, and reasons why managing networks is critical
  • Raising security awareness, managing service providers, and reasons why responding to incidents are critical