Critical Security Controls Monitoring

The Challenge

Every organization has unique risks that need to be quantified and mitigated. The goal of security controls monitoring is to strengthen your defensive posture by proactively auditing your IT environment to identify any potential weak links before they are exploited.

Critical security controls will help verify that: 

  • Proper audit logging is in place
  • Known vulnerabilities are addressed across the network
  • Only known and authorized devices are operating on the network
  • Only known and authorized software is being utilized
  • Proper malware defenses are in place
  • Only known and authorized network ports and protocols are operating on the network
  • Only approved wireless access points are available on the network

Why Does Critical Security Controls Monitoring Matter?

The SANS/CIS Critical Security Controls are particularly effective because they are prioritized using a cost-benefit analysis. Data breach studies such as the annual Verizon Data Breach Investigative Report (DBIR) consistently show that a majority of security incidents would have been avoided if SANS/CIS Critical Security Controls monitoring had been in place.

How Does EiQ Help?

The SOCVue Security Monitoring service includes security controls auditing. The on-premise deployment of SOCVue Security Monitoring includes a security controls dashboard that can help you continuously monitor 7 of the Top 20 Critical Security Controls as defined by SANS/CIS. By providing this proactive assessment, EiQ’s SOC team empowers organizations to reduce their cyber risk. These same security controls form the basis for many of today’s compliance regulations. 

SOCVue Vulnerability Management provides managed vulnerability assessment and remediation guidance to meet SANS/CIS Critical Security Control #4. Let trained EiQ security analysts manage your vulnerability scanning, reporting, and ticketing so you can free your IT staff to focus on remediating high priority vulnerabilities.

These SANS/CIS controls are also mapped to the following compliance frameworks:

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EiQ met all of our compliance reporting, desired regulatory requirements, and more importantly aligned with the SANS Top 20 Critical Security Controls, which is the foundation of our security department strategy. EiQ also was the only contender in the market at the time that met our security operational requirements and offered 24/7 SOC monitoring without outsourcing or sub-contracting to another company.
Jeremy Mio Security and Research Manager, County of Cuyahoga