If You Build it They Will Comply: Getting the Most Out of Cybersecurity Policy Templates

Friday, September 13, 2019 | 2:00 PM EDT

Looking for a way to quickly improve your security? Do you want to increase your compliance scores? Would you like a better way to manage your cybersecurity program? The recently released CIS guidance on policy templates can do all of this, and more – but only if you know how to use them.

What you’ll learn:

  • How to better understand the CIS policy template library
  • Ways to customize the policy templates to best suit your organization
  • How to integrate best practices, including the CIS Controls, right in your policies
  • Establish processes for keeping your policies up to date
  • How to increase your compliance scores!


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

Sean Atkinson is Chief Information Security Officer of CIS® (Center for Internet Security, Inc.). He uses his broad cybersecurity expertise to direct strategy, operations, and policy to protect CIS’ 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 and 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 from Sheffield Hallam University in 2000. After moving back to the United States, Sean has pursued multiple degrees and certification 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.