Safety frame with CIS

At GC Brieau, we’ve decided to follow CIS (Center for Internet Security) controls to protect SMBs, starting with the basics and gradually improving the security posture offers several significant benefits. Here are some of the main benefits:

Brieau closely follows CIS controls, which are a prescriptive, prioritized set of cybersecurity best practices and defensive actions that can help prevent the most widespread and dangerous attacks. These controls help organizations strengthen their cyber defenses and support IT compliance. CIS controls correspond to most major compliance frameworks, including the NIST Cyber Security Framework, NIST 800-53, NIST 800-171 and ISO 27000 series, as well as regulations such as PCI DSS and HIPAA. The controls include some twenty cyber defense recommendations divided into three distinct categories – basic, fundamental and organizational. The controls are not a one-size-fits-all solution; depending on your organization’s cybersecurity maturity, we can plan and prioritize the implementation of the various controls. The important thing is to have good basic hygiene before going any further with cybersecurity investments.

Structuring safety

CIS controls provide a well-structured and organized framework for implementing essential security measures. By starting with the basics, SMEs can take a methodical approach to strengthening their security posture without feeling overwhelmed by complexity.

Prioritizing efforts

CIS controls are prioritized, enabling SMEs to focus on the most critical and relevant measures for their environment. This helps them to use their limited resources efficiently for significant improvements.

Risk reduction

By implementing CIS controls, SMEs can identify and close important security gaps. This significantly reduces the risk of security incidents, such as data breaches and cyber-attacks, which could lead to financial losses and reputational damage.

Ease of implementation

CIS controls are designed to be practical and adaptable to different company sizes. They are formulated to be realistically implemented, even for SMEs with limited IT resources.

Safety awareness

By adopting CIS controls, small and medium-sized businesses raise their staff’s awareness of IT security. The process of gradually improving the security posture involves everyone in the company, helping to create a culture of security.

Regulatory compliance

CIS controls often comply with the regulatory requirements of many industries and jurisdictions. By following them, SMEs can ensure that they meet safety standards and comply with current regulations.

Continuous updating

CIS controls are regularly updated to reflect new threats and security best practices. By following these updates, SMEs can stay up to date with ever-changing security challenges.

Sherbrooke Innopole coordinates the Accès Cybersécurité program. This financial support program is designed to raise awareness and support SMEs in their initial cybersecurity initiatives, or to improve them. Companies selected through the annual call for projects receive a non-refundable contribution of up to $10,000 each. In collaboration with Sherbrooke Innopole, GC Brieau can help you find solutions to protect your digital data and IT assets. Contact us for more information.

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