The introduction of new technologies has many industries peddling on the backfoot when it comes to cybersecurity. The CIS critical security controls framework addresses the issues that industries face when it comes to best practice cybersecurity.
As technology evolves and advances, cybercriminals are increasingly becoming more sophisticated. According to a cybercrime report, there’s a hacker attack every 39 seconds. The impact of a cyberattack on any company can be devastating, so companies need to pay serious attention to critical security controls for effective cyber defense.
To strengthen the defense of your organization’s network system, you need effective cybersecurity assessment tools that can help you achieve compliance with relevant cybersecurity regulations. Thanks to the power of the web and the internet, the world has grown smaller and closer in reach. On the other hand, however, cyberattackers have also grown more sophisticated in their perpetration of cybercrimes and data breaches.
Earlier this year, the Center for Internet Security (CIS) realeased the newest edition of their Critical Security Controls, CIS Controls v7.1. For many institutions, the implementation of these new protocols requires adaptation to other frameworks and compliance obligations, like mapping onto the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Cybersecurity Framework (CSF).
Cybersecurity is an important aspect of business that organizations are beginning to pay attention to all over the world. Although organizations usually adopt their own strategic measures to handle and shield their networks from potential cyberattack, many of these measures are often inadequate. To guarantee maximum protection against shifting cyber threats, every organization needs to be abreast of cybersecurity best practices.
No matter how robust a company’s information technology (IT) resources and protections are, they’re always subject to risk. Even the most proactive companies struggle to keep pace with the evolution of cybercriminals’ methods and vectors of attack. The Center for Internet Security (CIS) has developed a framework to help reduce these risks; the CIS critical security controls for effective cyber defense are a key area of security for all business.
The CIS sets for ten foundational cybersecurity controls that will help protect your organization against more sophisticated hackers.
George Orwell’s book “1984” may have predicted it best. He said, “Big Brother is watching you.” And indeed, the growing shift to the digital realm of organizations across the globe has given rise to another dangerous industry — cybercrime. Hence the subsequent development and implementation of critical security controls.
In the cut and thrust of organizational life security issues may be left ‘to other people.’ This delegation of responsibility for organizational security can lead to security breaches. Changing the organizational culture from within an organization can prove to be extremely difficult, especially where there is little understanding of the threat posed or the need for change.
More organizations are realizing the importance of reducing cyber-risk. With the widespread use and reliance on information technology, telecommunications, and data-driven business coupled with the somewhat alarming growth in technology, there is a growing need for organizations to integrate cybersecurity practice within the corporate culture. The Center for Internet Secruity Critical Secruity Controls (CIS CSC) framework can do just that, in this article we will discus the CIS security benefits and how it have help reduce your cyber risk.
Cybercrime is a significant problem for businesses across the country, one that’s not going away any time soon. In fact, it’s only getting worse. In 2018 “the average cost of cybercrime for an organization has increased $1.4 million over the past year, to $13.0 million, and the average number of security breaches in the last year rose by 11 percent from 130 to 145.”