CIS Security Benchmarks Membership Categories
CIS Security Benchmarks offers several categories of Membership tailored to the needs and capabilities of various types of organizations.
Security Software Vendors [Pricing]
Membership provides security software vendor companies eligibility for CIS Software Certification to use the CIS benchmark content in their products. Membership also allows security consultants and auditors to use CIS Security Benchmarks resources in consulting/auditing engagements with external customers.
IT Security Consultants and Auditors [Pricing]
Membership allows security consultants and auditors to use the CIS Security Benchmarks resources in consulting/auditing engagements with external customers.
End User Organizations [Pricing]
Membership allows private and public sector organizations the right to use and distribute the CIS Security Benchmarks resources internally throughout their organizations.
Academic/Educational Institutions [Pricing]
Membership allows academic institutions the right to use and distribute the CIS Security Benchmarks resources throughout their organizations to secure their internal systems only, educational use in the classroom, and to harden students' laptops/desktops.
U.S. State, Local, Territorial and Tribal (SLTT) Governments [Pricing]
Membership allows SLTT governments to use the CIS Security Benchmarks resources internally throughout their organization only.
Comparison of Rights & Benefits for Membership Categories
|Use, Distribution, and Membership Rights||General Public||
|End User Org. & SLTT Govt.
|Free access to CIS Security Benchmarks resources (pdf Benchmarks, Metrics, and legacy audit tools) from the CIS public Website||YES||YES||YES||YES||YES|
|Free use of hard copies of CIS Benchmarks to create customized configuration policies for use in securing operating systems, databases, and applications||YES||YES||YES||YES||YES|
|Free use of hard copies of the CIS Metrics to create customized metrics sets for collecting and analyzing data on security process and performance outcomes.||YES||YES||YES||YES||YES|
|Access to the CIS Security Benchmarks Member Website (with forums, members-only tools, and other resources)||YES||YES||YES||YES|
|Receive CIS Security Benchmarks Member Updates, including early release versions of CIS resources||YES||YES||YES||YES|
|Inclusion in the CIS Website Member Roster||YES||YES||YES||YES|
|Use of CIS Security Benchmarks Membership Mark||YES||YES||YES||YES|
|Electronically distribute CIS Benchmarks, Metrics, and other resources internally throughout organization||YES
|Access and use the CIS-CAT tool internally to secure organization's operating systems, applications, and devices||YES
|Use of CIS Security Benchmarks resources in the classroom environment for educational purposes
|Redistribution of CIS Security Benchmarks resources to enrolled students for use on students’ laptops and desktops, for more details, visit here
|Eligibility to use the CIS Security Benchmark resources for consulting/auditing engagements
|Eligibility for CIS Security Benchmarks Software Certification||YES|
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