- Use Cases
CIS Security Controls “are a prioritized set of Safeguards to mitigate the most prevalent cyber attacks against systems and networks,” according to the Center for Internet Security (CIS). Developed by a global IT community, CIS Controls are a prioritized set of actions and best practices trusted by security leaders in both the public and private sector.
CIS Controls version 8 has combined and consolidated the CIS Controls by activities. This consolidation has reduced the number of CIS controls from 20 to 18. The CIS Controls are:
The CIS Controls are important because they reduce the risk of data breaches, identity theft, privacy loss, and other cyber attacks.