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The Top 20 CIS Critical Security Controls

With our CIS Critical Security Controls white paper, find out how controls approach, evaluate, and provide an improved defense against the threats and risks to your organization.

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“How can I be better prepared to stop cybersecurity threats?” 

This is a question that is on every security professional’s mind. For CISOs and IT managers, keeping up with the rapidly evolving threat landscape can feel like an impossible task. 

Whether you’re just starting to research ways to strengthen your data cybersecurity perimeter or seek to build onto your existing security program, the CIS (Center for Internet Security) controls help transform best-in-class threat intelligence. 

Many experienced cybersecurity leaders are familiar with the CIS Critical Security Controls as a means of extending their cyber risk management practices beyond simple vulnerability management.  

However, they don’t always understand how to implement them. This can be a costly error. 

That’s because CIS controls supplement almost every other security framework—including NIST, ISO 27001, PCI, and HIPAA—and are a useful baseline to develop or assess your security program. Yet studying the lengthy documentation and understanding the many methods to address and apply these controls can be daunting to say the least. 

That’s where we want to help. In our Top 20 CIS Critical Security Controls white paper, learn all about the 20 different types of controls, including:  

  • The 6 Basic Controls 
  • The 10 Foundational Controls 
  • The 4 Organizational Controls 

Download the full white paper and find out how Arctic Wolf addresses the ways many of these controls can be approached, evaluated, and implemented to provide an improved defense against the threats and risks to your organization.