The Center for Internet Security® (CIS) benchmark continues IBM’s commitment to enhancing the security, privacy and compliance of the IBM Cloud.

CIS is a non-profit organization founded in October of 2000. CIS utilizes the power of the global IT community to achieve its mission of making the connected world a safer place. Cybersecurity subject matter experts all contribute to identify, refine and validate security protocols that may apply to users small and large worldwide.

CIS Benchmarks™ are a collection of industry best practices for securely configuring IT systems, software and networks. Benchmark guidance is informed by controls that map to other security frameworks, including HIPAA, the ISO 27000 family, NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology) Cybersecurity Framework (CSF), NIST SP 800-53, PCI DSS and others.

CIS Benchmarks™ controls enable clients to embark on their digital transformation with the IBM Cloud while achieving a standardized level of security and compliance controls. The CIS IBM Cloud Foundations Benchmark controls can be configured to monitor resources through the IBM Cloud Security and Compliance Center.

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