CIS Security Benchmarks Logos and Trademark

Overview

CIS Security Benchmarks allows members, as authorized and appropriate, to leverage logos and its Name Trademark for use in websites, marketing materials and/or client reports, each of which is described below.

 

Organizations that are entitled to use any of these Logos or Name Trademark may obtain downloadable copies in different sizes and formats by accessing the member community site under the downloads section or by contacting support@cisecurity.org.

CIS Security Benchmarks Logos and Trademark


CIS Security Benchmarks "Member" Logo

The CIS Security Benchmarks “Member” Logo may be used to signify that an organization is a CIS Security Benchmarks Member in good standing and is entitled to CIS Security Benchmarks membership benefits. Learn more about CIS Membership.

CIS Security Software Vendor Member "Certified" Logo

The CIS Security Benchmarks Member “Certified” Logo may be used to signify that a specific version of a Product Member’s security software product has been: (1) tested to accurately measure and report the conformity of a computer system’s configuration with the technical settings and actions defined in the corresponding and particular version of a CIS Security Benchmark and (2) awarded Certification by CIS. Learn more about CIS's Certification Program.

CIS Security Benchmarks Name Trademark

The CIS Security Benchmarks Name Trademark may only be used in client reports or related materials for consulting clients by Organizational or Named Consulting Members in good standing and pursuant to a signed Organizational or Named Consulting Membership Agreement.

 

The CIS Security Benchmarks Trademarks Use Policy below governs the use of the CIS Security Benchmarks Logos and Name Trademark, etc.

CIS Security Benchmarks Trademarks Use Policy

  • Authorization - This policy specifies when and how the various Center for Internet Security (CIS) Security Benchmarks logos, names and other service marks referenced herein (collectively “CIS Security Benchmarks Trademarks”) may be used. Except for the uses described and allowed under this policy, all uses are hereby prohibited without CIS’s express written authorization.
  • Right to Inspect and Approve/Disapprove Use - CIS retains the right to request copies of any materials that use the CIS Security Benchmarks Trademarks for the purpose of reviewing the manner in which they are being used. In the event CIS discovers that another party’s use of the CIS Security Benchmarks Trademarks violates this policy or violates the terms of a written agreement between CIS and the other party, CIS retains the right to require such other party to immediately cease and desist from using the CIS Security Benchmarks Trademarks.
  • Use of the CIS Security Benchmarks “Member” Logo - CIS will provide eligible Organizational members authorization to use the CIS Security Benchmarks “Member” Logo; individual members do not have authorization to use the CIS Security Benchmarks “Member” Logo. A member’s eligibility to use the CIS Security Benchmarks “Member” Logo and how a member may use the CIS Security Benchmarks “Member” Logo is governed by the following:
    • An Organizational member’s right to use the CIS Security Benchmarks “Member” Logo shall begin and continue only so long as that organization’s membership remains active and in good standing with CIS;
    • An Organizational member’s right to use the CIS Security Benchmarks “Member” Logo is limited to use on the member's website and/or in the member’s marketing materials, solely for the purpose of signifying CIS Security Benchmarks membership;
    • A member’s right to use the CIS Security Benchmarks “Member” Logo does not include use for the purpose of signifying that the member’s product(s), system(s) or service(s) are certified or endorsed by CIS in any way; and
    • An Organizational member’s use of the CIS Security Benchmarks “Member” Logo signifies the member’s agreement to cooperate with CIS in monitoring the use of the CIS Security Benchmarks “Member” Logo by supplying CIS with specimens of materials or links to websites that use the CIS Security Benchmarks “Member” Logo for CIS’s review and approval, whenever requested by CIS from time to time.
  • Use of the CIS Security Software Vendor Member “Certified” Logo - The CIS Security Benchmarks “Certified” Logo shall only be used by Security Software Vendor members that are in good standing and have received express written notice from CIS that one or more of their security software products have passed CIS Certification validation testing and are authorized to use the CIS Security Benchmarks “Certified” Logo in any branding or marketing materials associated with any such product(s).
  • Use of CIS Security Benchmarks Name and Logo - Except as specified below, the CIS Security Benchmarks Name and Logo shall only be used by CIS.
    • Organizational or Named Consulting Membership Agreements Subject to a signed Organizational or Named Consulting Membership Agreement and membership that is active and in good standing, a CIS Security Benchmarks member may be allowed to use the CIS Security Benchmarks Name and Logo within a report(s) or related materials for a consulting client(s), as it is currently packaged with the CIS Configuration Assessment Tool (CIS-CAT).