CIS 20 Critical Controls

BASIC Controls

Key controls which should be implemented in every organization for essential cyber defense readiness.

Inventory and Control of Hardware Assets
CIS 1
Inventory and Control of Hardware Assets
Inventory and Control of Software Assets
CIS 2
Inventory and Control of Software Assets
Continuous Vulnerability Management
CIS 3
Continuous Vulnerability Management
Controlled Use of Administration Privileges
CIS 4
Controlled Use of Administration Privileges
Secure Configuration for Hardware & Software on Mobile Devices, Laptops, Workstations & Servers
CIS 5
Secure Configuration for Hardware & Software on Mobile Devices, Laptops, Workstations & Servers
Maintenance, Monitoring & Analysis of Audit Logs
CIS 6
Maintenance, Monitoring & Analysis of Audit Logs

FOUNDATIONAL Controls

Technical best practices provide clear security benefits and are a smart move for any organization to implement.

Email and Web Browser Protections
CIS 7
Email and Web Browser Protections
Malware Defenses
CIS 8
Malware Defenses
Limitation and Control of Network Ports, Protocols & Services
CIS 9
Limitation and Control of Network Ports, Protocols & Services
Data Recovery Capabilities
CIS 10
Data Recovery Capabilities
Secure Configuration for Network Devices
CIS 11
Secure Configuration for Network Devices
Boundary Defense
CIS 12
Boundary Defense
Data Protection
CIS 13
Data Protection
Controlled Access Based on the Need to Know
CIS 14
Controlled Access Based on the Need to Know
Wireless Access Control
CIS 15
Wireless Access Control
Account Monitoring and Control
CIS 16
Account Monitoring and Control

ORGANIZATIONAL Controls

These controls are more focused on people and processes involved in cybersecurity.

Implement a Security Awareness Program
CIS 17
Implement a Security Awareness Program
Application Software Security
CIS 18
Application Software Security
Incident Response and Management
CIS 19
Incident Response and Management
Penetration Tests and Red Team Exercises
CIS 20
Penetration Tests and Red Team Exercises
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