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Our New NIST and CIS Compliance Jumpstarts

We just announced the initial release of our Compliance Jumpstarts for Amazon Web Services (AWS) to expedite customer efforts in meeting various industry security and compliance standards. This release of the Compliance Jumpstarts includes both the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Special Publication 800-171 Rev. 1 as well as the Center for Internet Security (CIS) AWS Foundations Benchmark v1.2.0. The NIST 800-171 standard defines how non-federal systems and organizations should safeguard and distribute non-classified sensitive material. The CIS Benchmark for AWS provides best practices to secure cloud accounts.

With the Compliance Jumpstarts our customers receive two key capabilities:

  • A comprehensive mapping of the compliance security controls against AWS- and capabilities. The Jumpstarts also give customers guidance on capabilities that can be achieved via Cloud Rules.
  • A resource library of pre-defined Cloud Rules that contain AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM) policies and AWS CloudFormation templates to help meet NIST 800-171 and CIS Benchmark standards. These Cloud Rules can be bulk uploaded via API to the customer's instance.

"The initial release of's Compliance Jumpstarts represents our commitment to simplify security and compliance in the cloud for our customers. We have seen organizations struggle with understanding, implementing, and documenting the necessary controls within AWS to better secure their cloud account configuration. Our Compliance Jumpstarts now come out-of-the-box and can be quickly applied across all the cloud accounts in the enterprise," said Brian Price, CEO. "Along with our constantly evolving library of Cloud Rules to proactively enforce compliance and security standards, our Compliance Jumpstarts help everyone hit the ground running to better implement and align best practices to their governance, risk management, and compliance (GRC) controls."

The Compliance Jumpstarts for NIST SP 800-171 Rev. 1 and CIS AWS Benchmark v1.2.0 are available now to all customers.

To get a deeper look at our Jumpstarts, contact us to schedule a demo and discussion.

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