CIS Benchmarks

CIS Benchmarks represent a set of globally respected best practices for protecting IT systems against cyber threats. Benchmarking generally compares a system to official recommendations from, e.g., hardware manufacturers, software publishers, or institutions.

The CIS Benchmarks are published by the US-based CIS (Centre for Internet Security) and contain security guidelines covering seven key areas:

  1. Operating Systems
  2. Servers
  3. Cloud Infrastructure
  4. Mobile Phones
  5. Network Devices
  6. Desktop Software
  7. Multifunctional Printing Devices

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