How do I perform a CIS Benchmarking?

To perform a CIS Benchmark, do as follows:

  1. Login to Security Center.
  2. Click Scan network in the main menu.
  3. Click Scan profiles
  4. Click +Create scan profile>Policy scan profile 
  5. Under General Information, name your scan profile. 
  6. Click Policy and choose the template that matches your OS.
    • Here you will find the CIS Security Software Certification for CIS Benchmark.
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    • After a policy scan is completed with any of the choices above you open the “Scan Network” tab and choose the download button on the far right with the results:
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  7. Under the headline Authentication you can add a new authentication record or choose an existing one for Windows and Linux/Unix. Notice that you can only have one authentication record per profile and operating system.
    • Linux/Unix authentication record
      Authentication information
      The authentication information will be the name you type in.
      Name 
      Select a name.
      Port
      Type in if you want to use a certain port for your authentication, otherwise, the standard port 22 will be used.
      Choose if you want to authenticate with either username and password or by using a private key, type in your credentials, and you are done.
    • Windows authentication record
      Authentication information
      The authentication information will be the name you type in.
      Name
      Select a name.
      Type in the credentials you would like to use for your authenticated scan.
      Read this for more information regarding authenticated network scans:
      https://support.holmsecurity.com/hc/en-us/articles/360019811432-How-does-authenticated-networks-scans-work-  
  8. Click OK
  9. Done!

 

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For more information regarding Holm & CIS, please visit:

https://www.cisecurity.org/partner/holm-security (external link)

 

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