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CIS Security Controls

The CIS Controls are a set of cyber  security best practices that help businesses mitigate and protect themselves against the most common cyber attacks and threats out there.CIS Security Controls

They were developed and are maintained by IT and Security Experts at the Centre for Internet Security (CIS) and are recognized by businesses and governments worldwide.

What are the 18 CIS Security Controls?

  • Inventory and Control of Enterprise Assets
  • Inventory and Control of Software Assets
  • Data Protection
  • Secure Configuration of Enterprise Assets and Software
  • Account Management
  • Access Control Management
  • Continuous Vulnerability Management
  • Audit Log Management
  • E-mail and Web Browser Protections
  • Malware Defenses
  • Data Recovery
  • Network Infrastructure Management
  • Network Monitoring and Defense
  • Security Awareness and Skills Training
  • Service Provider Management
  • Application Software Security
  • Incident Response Management
  • Penetration Testing

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Even small and medium businesses deserve enterprise grade security. ConnectDS provides best-in-class managed cyber security services & assessments by leveraging leading security vendors and cloud solutions.

Our team liaise with you to define best practice policies, then implement and monitor 24/7, 365 days a year to maintain your cyber security posture.

ConnectDS provides a fully managed, scalable security solution to fit your business.

Frequently Asked Questions about CIST Security Controls:

Please see below for some common questions about CIST Security Controls. If you would prefer to speak to someone then give us a call and speak to one of our team in our Surrey or London offices to understand your requirements and learn how our security experts support other businesses in the United Kingdom (UK).

What are CIS controls?

The CIS Controls (previously known as Critical Security Controls) are a set of recommended actions for cyber security purposes that provide specific and actionable ways to stop today’s most common and dangerous attacks

What is the purpose of CIS controls?

CIS Controls are designed to support your business and its security posture. It is a set of guidelines that it is recommended are implemented by all businesses where possible.

How many CIS controls are there?

There are 18 CIS controls.

What is the difference between CIS and NIST?

CIS and NIST are ultimately very similar. Both provide frameworks and recommendations for cyber security and support businesses in securing their assets and data.

What does CIS stand for?

Center for Internet Security

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