The CIS Benchmarks are the only consensus-based, best-practice security configuration guides both developed and accepted by government, business, industry, and academia.
The Benchmarks are:
- Recommended technical control rules/values for hardening operating systems, middleware and software applications, and network devices;
- Unique, because the recommendations are defined via consensus among hundreds of security professionals worldwide;
- Downloaded several hundred thousand times per year;
- Used by thousands of enterprises as the basis for security configuration policies and the de facto standard for IT configuration best practices.