BrandPost: Remediate Insecure Configurations to Improve Cybersecurity

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A data breach can result in catastrophic consequences for any organization. Ensuring that your IT environment is safe from cyber threats can be a real challenge.

To keep intruders out of your networks and data, you need more than up-to-date guidance; you also need to continually assess system configurations for conformance to security best practices, and to harden thousands of individual settings in your environment.

But, where do you start?

Begin with Recognized Security Best Practices

The CIS Controls are a prioritized set of actions that mitigate the most common cyber-attacks. They translate cyber threat information into action. The CIS Benchmarks are secure configuration recommendations designed to safeguard systems against today’s evolving cyber threats. Both CIS best practices provide organizations of all sizes with specific and actionable recommendations to enhance cyber defenses. And, both are mapped to or referenced by a number of industry standards and frameworks like NIST, HIPAA, PCI DSS, and more.

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