Organizations around the world rely on the CIS Controls security best practices to improve their cyber defenses. CIS Controls Version 7.1 introduces new guidance to prioritize Controls utilization, known as CIS Implementation Groups (IGs). The IGs are a simple and accessible way to help organizations classify themselves and focus their security resources and expertise while leveraging the value of the CIS Controls.
CISOs, IT security experts, compliance auditors, and more use the CIS Controls to:
- Leverage the battle-tested expertise of the global IT community to defend against cyber attacks
- Focus security resources based on proven best practices, not on any one vendor’s solution
- Organize an effective cybersecurity program according to Implementation Groups: