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How to Tailor CIS Benchmarks via CIS WorkBench

October 16, 2018 | 9:30 AM and 3:00 PM (EDT)

While October has a special focus on cybersecurity, CIS works year-round to provide new resources for you and your organization.

The latest update to CIS Workbench will provide users with new ways to tailor our consensus-based security recommendations. We will soon offer tailoring of CIS Benchmarks via the CIS WorkBench platform. These guidelines help secure operating systems, servers, and mobile devices. Within each CIS Benchmark, there are hundreds of recommended security settings that help you configure a specific technology. Join us on October 16 to learn more about how you can customize the CIS Benchmarks for your organization’s needs.

What you'll learn about tailoring CIS Benchmarks:

  • How to customize CIS Benchmarks to meet organizational requirements and create the ideal "golden image"
  • Ways to automatically track differences between default CIS Benchmark recommendations and customized enterprise policies
  • How to streamline updates with the per-recommendation option to "accept" or "reject" new policy


Rael Daruszka

CIS-Benchmarks-Rael-headshotRael Daruszka is the Product Owner for CIS WorkBench. He collaborates with stakeholders within and outside of the organization and works with the CIS development team to help prioritize and design new product features. Previously, Rael worked on the Security Best Practices and Automation team at CIS developing CIS Benchmarks and other automation tools.

Prior to his experience at CIS, Rael worked in a number of IT roles, supporting everything from small teams and projects to deployments providing service to millions of end users. He is a GIAC-certified Unix security administrator and has been using Linux personally and professionally since the early 2000s. Rael’s hobby is building and flying hobby drones, or, as he would put it, “attempting to tame kilowatt flying blenders.”