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Simplify Threat Protection with CIS Controls

April 10, 2024

Simplifying Security

In an era where the digital landscape is perpetually under the shadow of cyber threats, the importance of robust cybersecurity measures cannot be overstressed. Executives across industries are grappling with the complexity of these threats and the challenge of implementing effective defenses. Dewpoint’s experts endorse the Center for Internet Security (CIS) Critical Security Controls, or CIS Controls, which offer a strategic framework that simplifies threat protection.

What are CIS Controls?

CIS Controls are a set of best practice guidelines designed to help organizations protect themselves against pervasive cyber threats. These controls are the culmination of collaboration among experts from a wide range of sectors, providing a comprehensive, prioritized, and actionable set of measures. They serve as a blueprint for companies to fortify their cybersecurity defenses efficiently and effectively.

Simplifying Threat Protection

The world of cybersecurity is complex and often daunting. However, CIS Controls offer a way to simplify this complexity. By focusing on a core set of actions, organizations can significantly reduce their vulnerability to cyber-attacks. These controls are designed to provide the most immediate and impactful benefits, helping businesses allocate their resources more effectively and improve their security.

Overview of CIS Controls List

The CIS Controls list is divided into basic, foundational, and organizational categories, addressing various aspects of cybersecurity from asset management to data protection and incident response. Key controls include inventory and control of hardware assets, continuous vulnerability management, controlled use of administrative privileges, and more. Each control is actionable and measurable, providing organizations with clear guidance on how to improve their security posture.

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Benefits of Implementing CIS Controls

Comprehensive Security Posture

Implementing CIS Controls enables organizations to establish a comprehensive security posture that addresses a wide range of cyber threats. By covering critical areas such as asset management in cybersecurity, these controls ensure that every aspect of an organization’s digital infrastructure is identified and protected.

Adaptability to Evolving Threats

Cyber threats are constantly evolving, but so are CIS Controls. Regular updates ensure that the controls remain relevant and effective against the latest threats, providing organizations with a threat protection framework that is both robust and adaptable.

Reduced Complexity

One key advantage of CIS Controls is their ability to reduce the complexity of cybersecurity. By distilling vast amounts of cybersecurity best practices into a manageable set of actions, these controls make it easier for organizations to understand and implement effective cyber threat mitigation strategies.

Proactive Threat Mitigation

CIS Controls emphasize proactive measures over reactive responses. With a focus on preventative actions such as threat prevention strategies and early detection, organizations can stay one step ahead of cybercriminals, significantly reducing the risk of a successful attack.

Take Action

Simplifying cybersecurity is not just beneficial; it’s necessary. CIS Controls offer a powerful solution that enable you to enhance your organization’s security posture, adapt to new threats, and reduce the overall complexity of cyber defense. Ready to learn more? A CIS Assessment is a great place to start. Dewpoint’s expert’s will baseline your organization’s current security posture, and offer actionable recommendations for improvement. Schedule a meeting today.

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Dewpoint, an award-winning, Michigan-based technology firm, has been helping businesses prepare for, stay ahead of, and respond to IT challenges for over 27 years. From IT security to infrastructure management to automation, cloud migration, and beyond, Dewpoint has long been a trusted technology resource for businesses.

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