Adoption of CIS Benchmarks™ to Enhance Your Cloud Security

Previously presented on Wednesday, February 28

As businesses shift more workloads to the cloud, the landscape of cyber threats evolves correspondingly. But securing your cloud infrastructure isn’t as simple as repurposing on-premises techniques. That’s why it’s more important than ever for Security and IT leaders to make sure they understand the latest challenges and the corresponding responses for measuring, communicating, and eliminating their risk in the cloud.

In Qualys' Cyber Risk Series: Cloud Security Edition, attendees will gain valuable insights into how to respond to cloud security challenges and will hear industry experts offer their advice on what security leaders need to know to protect their cloud assets from growing threats.

As part of this live virtual event, Sean Atkinson, Chief Information Security Officer for the Center for Internet Security® (CIS®), will deliver a keynote session on how you can enhance your organization's cloud security by adopting security best practices. This presentation will explore the adoption of CIS Benchmarks™, with a focus on how you can use their guidelines to harden your multi-cloud environments. He'll address future challenges, the role of the Benchmarks today in IaaS and SaaS environments, and the significance of partnerships in overcoming obstacles. Key insights include practical strategies for implementation of the Benchmarks and fostering collaborative efforts to enhance your cloud security.


Sean Atkinson
Chief Information Security Officer, Center for Internet Security (CIS)

Sean Atkinson

Sean Atkinson is Chief Information Security Officer of CIS. He uses his broad cybersecurity expertise to direct strategy, operations, and policy to protect CIS’s enterprise of information assets. His job responsibilities include risk management, communications, applications, and infrastructure. Prior to CIS, Sean served as the Global Information Security Compliance Officer for GLOBALFOUNDRIES, serving Governance, Risk, and Compliance (GRC) across the globe.

Prior to GLOBALFOUNDRIES, Sean led the security implementation for the New York State Statewide Financial System (SFS) implementation from 2007 to 2014. His last role and responsibility was as the Internal Control, Risk, and Information Security Manager.

Sean was born in Brooklyn, N.Y. and lived in England for 18 years, graduating Sheffield Hallam University in 2000. Since moving back to the United States, Sean has pursued multiple degrees and certifications in the IT arena.

In addition to his work with CIS, Sean is also an adjunct professor of Computer Science at the College of Saint Rose.