About CIS SecureSuite at IU

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Indiana University subscribes to the Center for Internet Security (CIS) SecureSuite program (formerly called CIS Benchmarks). CIS SecureSuite provides a number of resources designed to improve security, including configuration benchmarks, automated configuration assessment tools, and security metrics, as well as security software product certifications. You can use CIS resources to help meet compliance requirements for FISMA, PCI DSS, HIPAA, and other relevant statutes or standards. As an IT Pro, you can use benchmarks to improve the security of systems you maintain and help improve IU's overall security.

IU's SecureSuite membership

IU's SecureSuite membership includes access to the following resources:

  • CIS-CAT Pro:
    • CIS-CAT Pro Assessor: An automated tool that assesses system configurations against CIS Benchmarks and provides recommendations to enhance the security of the system. The University Information Security Office (UISO) encourages use of the Assessor.
    • CIS-CAT Pro Dashboard
    • CIS-CAT Pro v_Service: A web service version of CIS-CAT Pro Assessor v4. The CIS-CAT Pro Assessor v4 Service is designed to interact with the CIS-CAT Pro Dashboard v1.1.11+ to allow ad-hoc configuration assessments to be run from CIS-CAT Pro Dashboard against a remote target system.
  • CIS Benchmarks: A consensus-based set of industry best practices that helps organizations assess and improve the security of their computer systems; these can be electronically distributed throughout IU.
  • CIS WorkBench: A website portal that integrates the CIS Controls and CIS Benchmarks communities; you can access forums, various members-only tools, and other resources from the CIS WorkBench.
  • CIS Controls, Metrics, and resources: These tools can be electronically distributed throughout IU.

In addition, SecureSuite resources can be used in the classroom environment for educational purposes and redistributed to enrolled students for use on their laptop and desktop computers.

Register and learn more

Indiana University employees may register for an account on the CIS WorkBench, using your IU email address.

For registration details and to learn more, see Center for Internet Security Benchmarks.

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