SANS “Top 20” Critical Controls for Effective Cyber Defense


In a rapidly evolving threat landscape, organizations must protect their entire IT environment against both external and internal attacks. Threats and risks arrive from many angles, requiring security professionals to use a wide variety of methods to defend against attacks. As a result, many organizations are now adopting the 20 Critical Security Controls developed by the SANS Institute. These controls help organizations prioritize the most effective methods and policies for safeguarding their assets, information and infrastructure.