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CIS Controls Assessment

CIS Controls Assessment

Anticipate and defend your network against the most common attacks

A SecurityMetrics CIS Audit reduces the possibility of a compromise, minimizes the need for recovery efforts, and lowers your associated costs.

Protect Your Network Against a Data Compromise

A CIS Controls Assessment provides risk reduction and protection against dangerous threat actors. SecurityMetrics uses the latest CIS Controls version 8 to strengthen and protect your network against advanced threats. 

CIS Controls were created by IT and cybersecurity experts who wanted to compile global best security practices and prevent attacks in a wide range of sectors, including retail, manufacturing, healthcare, education, government, and more. 

Because real attacks inform a CIS Control Assessment, you can rest assured that your network is capable of withstanding the most critical threats.

 

 

Rely on a SecurityMetrics CIS Auditors Experience

SecurityMetrics CIS Assessors help you go beyond just meeting the standard. With their collective knowledge of different real-world environments, SecurityMetrics CIS Assessors are able to help analyze and strengthen your unique network using CIS safeguards and best practices. If your organization needs to comply with another standard now or in the futureSecurityMetrics CIS Assessors can help you integrate your CIS Controls strategy with other IT audit frameworks.

SecurityMetrics CIS Assessors have performed cybersecurity assessments for over 20 years. SecurityMetrics CIS Assessors have experience with many cybersecurity and privacy frameworks, including PCI DSS, HIPAA, HITRUST, and GDPR. SecurityMetrics also has dedicated professional services staff for forensic incident response, vulnerability scanning, security operations monitoring, and penetration testing.

Get Quick Responses and Expert Advice

The SecurityMetrics Audit team has a dedicated support team that is available to quickly respond to your questions, even if your assigned assessor is on assignment. Your designated audit coordinator/assessor team is your point of contact throughout the assessment process. Your assigned coordinator/assessor team will be able to answer your most advanced questions and help you through the remediation process. SecurityMetrics assessors have decades of experience and will work with you to create logical solutions for your business.

CIS Controls Assessment Timeline Steps

Your CIS Controls Assessment will evaluate the types of sensitive information you process, transmit, or store. By analyzing how this sensitive data flows through your systems/network, SecurityMetrics CIS Assessors identify network weakness, assist you with remediation, and make a final report.

Gap Assessment and Remediation

Time Varies Based on Organization Size

Your initial or gap assessment will begin with a phone interview that goes over the scope of your network and sensitive data environment. You will also be introduced to the CIS Controls requirements. At the same time, your SecurityMetrics CIS Assessor gets a preliminary feel for security areas you may need to improve. During this phase, any initial remediation work can take place before the onsite assessment. 

 

Onsite Validation

Less than a Week

Once you are ready for your validation assessment, a SecurityMetrics CIS Controls Assessor will visit your facility and locations that are in scope. They will begin collecting evidence that demonstrates compliance to the CIS Controls. If any weaknesses are found, a post-assessment report will be generated to highlight areas that need remediation.

 

Reporting and Final Remediation

Less than 45 Days after Onsite Assessment

If you want to fix weaknesses discovered during the onsite validation phase, this phase is the time to remediate and work on meeting CIS Controls. During this time, your assessor will begin a report detailing your results and post-onsite remediation efforts. A final report that documents your compliance to the CIS Controls is issued.

 

Why Choose SecurityMetrics For Your CIS Controls Audit?

Continue Operations and Get Secure

A SecurityMetrics CIS Controls Assessment can help you focus on the most critical CIS Controls first. This means your efforts will address your most critical vulnerabilities, helping your business maintain continued operations while getting more secure, faster.

 

 

Government and Industry Trusted Controls

The CIS Controls are used by many state governments and thousands of global enterprises as their chosen cybersecurity standard. CIS Controls have been recently updated to address software and cloud system standards, making them an innovative and advanced framework.

Low Investment, High-Value Payoff

The CIS Controls were designed to help organizations quickly identify starting points for security, so even businesses with scarce resources could immediately address essential vulnerabilities. A SecurityMetrics CIS assessment allows you to address risks in a manner that best fits your unique organization and resources.

Stress-Free Experience

SecurityMetrics has over 20 years of experience performing cybersecurity assessments. You can rest easy knowing that your SecurityMetrics CIS Assessor will help you get secure by understanding your environment and giving expert advice.

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