CIS Benchmark Hardening/Vulnerability Checklists
The Center for Internet Security is the primary recognized industry-standard for secure configuration guidance, developing comprehensive, consensus-derived checklists to help identify and mitigate known security vulnerabilities across a wide range of platforms.
Each CIS Benchmark provides prescriptive guidance for establishing a secure configuration posture for your IT Infrastructure, including a detailed description and rationale of potential vulnerabilities together with clear auditing and remediation steps. As such, the CIS Benchmarks are the overwhelming option of choice for auditors worldwide when advising organizations on the adoption of a secure build standard for any governance and security initiative, including PCI DSS, HIPAA, NIST 800-53, SOX, FISMA, ISO/IEC 27002, Graham Leech Bliley and ITIL.
Note: NNT is also an Official OVAL Adopter and can equally utilize any 3rd party source of SCAP, OVAL or XCCDF content, for example DISA STIG checklists.
As one of a handful of CIS Certified Vendors, NNT has a broad range of CIS Benchmark reports which can be used to audit enterprise networks and then monitor continuously for any drift from your hardened build standard, to ensure systems stay within compliance 24/7.
New resources for healthcare systems
These consensus-based security recommendations may help medical device manufacturers and healthcare providers assess and mitigate cyber vulnerabilities. These mappings provide a detailed matrix aligning security configuration recommendations provided in the CIS Microsoft Windows 7 Benchmark v2.1.0 and Windows XP Benchmark v3.1.0 to the Security Capabilities included in a Technical Report (IEC/TR 80001-2-2) within International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) 80001-1, a global standard for performing risk management of IT networks that include medical devices. NNT Change Tracker now delivers a fully automated assessment against these checklists and performs continuous compliance monitoring with real-time breach detection to maintain 24/7 security.
Want clarity on what you really need to be doing by way of security best practice in your organization? Left scratching your head for clearer guidance after reading the PCI DSS, NERC CIP, GDPR or any other Governance, Risk and Compliance (GRC) standard? Still confused about what you must do and should do in terms of data protection for your business, and why? NNT recommend the CIS Controls as an essential 'go to' resource for any data security and compliance professional. Our thanks to the Center for Internet Security for continuing to expand the world's understanding of cyber security best practices.