Tag Archives: Center for Internet Security

AWS Launches Program to Facilitate Authorization Process for Software Providers

Amazon Web Services has unveiled a new program that seeks to help independent software vendors secure authority-to-operate certifications through the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program and other compliance programs. The ATO on AWS initiative aims to provide ISVs with tools, training, control implementation details and CloudFormation templates as well …

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CIS Offers Securely-Configured Virtual Images via AWS’ U.S. Govt. Cloud Marketplace

The Center for Internet Security has added its “hardened” virtual images to Amazon Web Services‘ cloud marketplace for U.S. government customers. CIS said Wednesday its CIS Hardened Images are now available in the AWS GovCloud (US) marketplace and have been accessible to other customers through the AWS Marketplace since 2015. CIS Hardened Images are …

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OASIS, Tech Firms Seek to Advance Use of Standard Format for Cyber Vulnerability Disclosure

The Organization for the Advancement of Structured Information Standards has partnered with technology firms and other organizations to advance the adoption of a standard format designed to automate reporting of cyber vulnerabilities. The Common Security Advisory Framework developed by the OASIS’ technical committee works to facilitate interoperability and production of …

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NSA Vet Curt Dukes Joins Center for Internet Security in EVP Role; John Gilligan Comments

Curt Dukes, former director of the National Security Agency‘s information assurance directorate, has joined the Center for Internet Security as executive vice president. He will oversee the center’s security best practices automation group that handles  CIS controls and security benchmarks as well as tools designed to automate standards evaluation, CIS said Tuesday. Dukes will also lead …

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LightCyber Names 3 Members of New Advisory Board; Gonen Fink Comments

Behavioral attack detection company LightCyber has formed an advisory board consisting of Timothy Murphy, president of Thomson Reuters’ special services unit; Dave Shackleford, an analyst at SANS Institute; and Amir Orad, CEO of Sisense. LightCyber intends for the advisory board to pursue new market opportunities and advise the company on the technical aspects of …

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