Webinar: Automating the CIS Benchmark Certification Process

Tuesday, February 2, 2021 | 1:00 P.M. EST / 10:00 a.m. PST

Hosted by CIS, Refractr, and Tenable

Security threats are constantly evolving and becoming even more sophisticated. As a result, compliance frameworks and secure configuration guidelines must continuously adjust to reflect the latest gold standard. For many organizations, making sure they are continuously in compliance can be a manual and arduous process.

Currently, Tenable is using Refactr’s radically simple DevSecOps platform to automate the process of ensuring its products meet all of the security recommendations in the associated CIS Benchmarks and maintains its CIS Benchmarks Certification. What was once a complicated manual effort is now automated and streamlined, saving Tenable valuable time and resources.

Join this webinar to learn how Refactr helps Tenable automate the process of certifying its products against the latest security recommendations contained in the CIS Benchmarks, eliminating cross-organization coordination and engineering cycles in the process.

This webinar will cover:

    • An introduction to Refactr, CIS, and Tenable
    • Benefits of attaining CIS Benchmarks Certification
    • Introduction to the Tenable Nessus vulnerability scanner
    • Demo of how Refactr automates the process for achieving CIS Benchmarks Certification



Michelle Peterson
CIS Benchmarks Product Owner, Center for Internet Security (CIS)

CIS-Benchmarks-Product-Owner-Michelle-PetersonMichelle Peterson is currently a Product Owner for CIS Benchmarks and CIS Hardened Images. She has been with CIS for 11 years and previously was the Sr. Director of Member Success at CIS. Michelle came into the company at its infancy and has contributed to the growth and success of the membership and globally recognized configuration guidelines known as the CIS Benchmarks. A strong supporter of community participation and feedback, Michelle regularly works with stakeholders to better understand their needs and plan accordingly the development of new and updated versions of the CIS Benchmarks.



Mike Fraser
Co-Founder, CEO, and Chief Architect at Refactr

Mike Fraser Mike started his career in the United States Air Force working on F-15 fighter jets weapon systems and later as a cybersecurity engineer. While on active duty, Mike started his first company when he was 19 years old; a retail computer repair store. Mike has since founded multiple tech companies and is a regular speaker at numerous industry events, including Hashiconf, CRN, various Microsoft events, RedHat AnsibleFest, DevOps Days, and All Day DevOps. He has published several feature articles including on TechCrunch, RSA 365, CRN, The New Stack, and DevOps.com and appeared on the cover of Channel Pro Magazine. Mike is currently an adjunct instructor at Seattle Central College, teaching courses in Cloud, Cybersecurity and DevOps. He earned a bachelor's degree in application development from North Seattle College and has a master's degree in computer science from Seattle University. Mike aspires to be the world's coolest dad for his 5-year-old autistic daughter. In his spare time, he is creating an augmented reality app to help autistic children communicate.


Mark Beblow
Compliance Engineer at Tenable

Mark creates technical audit content and defines best practices. Mark started his career in systems administration and evolved into cyber security. He has a passion for automation and is always looking for opportunities to streamline repetitive tasks.