If a CISO needed to cut cyber attack risk by 85%, how would this security chief go about accomplishing that? Would the CISO even know where to begin? It’s safe to say that such a mandate would be considered daunting, and maybe even overwhelming.
CISOs are scrambling to protect IT infrastructures whose boundaries are increasingly fluid due to the adoption of mobility, cloud computing, IoT, and other new technologies. They get bombarded daily with information — research studies, threat warnings, vendor announcements, regulatory requirements, industry recommendations. Making sense out of it all is a challenge.
And yet, that dramatic cyber-attack risk reduction is an attainable goal for organizations that apply the first five of the Center for Internet Security’s 20 Critical Security Controls.
This structured and prioritized set of foundational InfoSec best practices offers a methodical and sensible approach for securing your IT environment. It maps effectively to most security control frameworks, government regulations, contractual obligations and industry mandates.
In this blog series, we’ll explain how Qualys Cloud Platform — a single, integrated, end-to-end platform for discovery, prevention, detection, and response — can help security teams of any size to broadly and comprehensively adopt the CIS controls. Continue reading …