Lumeta & the CIS CSC

The Center for Internet Security (CIS) Critical Security Controls (CSC) for Effective Cyber Defense [formerly known as the SANS 20 Critical Security Controls] are a ‘best practices’ recommended set of actions that provide specific and actionable ways to prevent today’s most pervasive and dangerous cyber attacks. They are a relatively small number of prioritized, well-vetted, and supported security actions that organizations can take to assess and improve their current security state – designed to protect your network from unauthorized access and from being exploited by stopping attacks early, stopping multiple attacks, and decreasing the impact of any cyber incidents through rapid response.

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Download the latest SANS poster: “Monitoring and Measuring the CIS Critical Security Controls” (Products and Strategies for Continuously Monitoring and Improving Your Implementation of the CIS Critical Secrity Controls)

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Controls CSC 1 through CSC 5 are essential to success and should be considered among the very first things to be done. They are referred to as “Foundational Cyber Hygiene” – the basic things that you must do to create a strong foundation for your defense.

Lumeta’s Network Situational Awareness solutions currently address 9 of the CIS Critical Security Controls.

Lumeta IPsonar is a SANS user-vetted tool for the foundational Critical Security Control 1 – Inventory of Authorized and Unauthorized Devices – where government agencies & commercial enterprises can use Lumeta to:

  • Discover, index and map the entire enterprise, including Layer 2 and 3 topologies, down to the host level
  • Identify unknown and unauthorized networks, connections and devices
  • Extend data to down-stream security solutions for remediation

Lumeta IPsonar is also a SANS user-vetted tool for Critical Security Control 9 – Limitation and Control of Network Ports, Protocols, and Services – where organizations can use Lumeta to:

  • Find vulnerable ports – ports which should be non-responsive but are actually responding

Additional Critical Security Controls that Lumeta addresses are:

  • Critical Security Control 4 – Continuous Vulnerability Assessment and Remediation
  • Critical Security Control 8 – Malware Defenses
  • Critical Security Control 11 – Secure Configuration for Network Devices such as Firewalls, Routers, and Switches
  • Critical Security Control 12 – Boundary Defense
  • Critical Security Control 15 – Wireless Access Control
  • Critical Security Control 19 – Incident Response and Management
  • Critical Security Control 20 – Penetration Tests and Red Team Exercises

The full lists of Lumeta findings mapped to the CSC they address are below:

Meeting the Top Critical Security Controls:

Recursive Network Indexing - Problems Identified

Detecting Incidents Causing Breach:

Detecting Incidents Causing Breach

 

 

 

Webinar

To learn more, please watch our on-demand webinar discussing how Lumeta’s Network Situational Awareness solutions address the SANS Top 20 Critical Security Controls. (Please note: This webinar was recorded prior to the Controls’ move from SANS to CIS. Stay tuned … we will hold a new, updated webinar in 2016.)