The Center for Internet Security (CIS) has developed the CIS Critical Security Controls (CIS Controls) and CIS Benchmarks, which provide a collection of best practices and guidelines targeting essential aspects of system security. These encompass secure configurations, access controls, and vulnerability management. Adhering to the recommendations of CIS Controls, CIS Benchmarks, and complying with CIS standards empower organizations to methodically fortify their systems, diminish the potential attack surface, and effectively alleviate prevalent security risks.
Navigating toward CIS compliance in the business landscape is seldom a seamless journey, and it’s not uncommon to encounter occasional challenges along the way. While the specific challenges can vary based on the organization’s size, industry, and existing infrastructure, here are some common challenges associated with achieving CIS compliance:
Measurement and Validation:
Our CalCom Hardening Suite (CHS) enables SecOps & IT teams to manage a hardening project in an automated way without breaking server applications or operations.
Our proprietary ‘Learning’ mode simplifies system hardening by identifying and logging exceptions, easily applying benchmarks to server groups, and resolving conflicts within organizations.
Automating CIS compliance via CHS enables continuous and automated assessment of configurations against CIS benchmarks, identification of deviations and gaps, and remediation of those gaps to achieve a compliant state.
Automating the hardening allows an organization to get rid of manual tasks, repetitive configuration changes, tedious log analysis, and error-prone vulnerability scans. CHS helps organizations:
Ultimately, choosing CIS compliance automation using CalCom’s Hardening Automation Suite (CHS) is an investment in your organization’s future.