Release of CIS version 8 Controls Assessment

𝐀𝐍𝐍𝐎𝐔𝐍𝐂𝐄𝐌𝐄𝐍𝐓 – February 21, 2022 – Today we release the Center for Internet Security Controls v8 into the platform. Everyone can use RealCISO to assess their organization against the Top 18 Critical Security Controls. It’s now even easier to understand and manage your cyber risk.

This release is the first move from CISv7 to CISv8 cybersecurity controls for all assessments. The CIS Critical Security Controls (CIS Controls) are a prioritized set of Safeguards to mitigate the most prevalent cyber-attacks against systems and networks. They are mapped to and referenced by multiple legal, regulatory, and policy frameworks.

RealCISO is the ideal self assessment, audit readiness and compliance platform for any organization


  • Gain visibility into current security posture
  • Prove security to early customers
  • Need to be audit ready for SOC2, ISO, & HIPAA

Larger organizations

  • Quickly and continuously assess business lines
  • Allow for decentralized assessments with centralized visibility
  • Visibility into systemic gaps across enterprise

CIS Controls v8 has been enhanced to keep up with modern systems and software. Movement to cloud-based computing, virtualization, mobility, outsourcing, Work-from-Home, and changing attacker tactics prompted the update and supports an enterprise’s security as they move to both fully cloud and hybrid environments.

We have a great team with Nick HnatiwMatt Farry, Brian Haugli and Akash Desai. The customer feedback from the over 500 organizations using RealCISO has really driven the development roadmap. We’re really excited about the next releases this quarter and year.

𝐓𝐫𝐲 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐟𝐫𝐞𝐞. 𝐒𝐞𝐞 𝐡𝐨𝐰 𝐑𝐞𝐚𝐥𝐂𝐈𝐒𝐎 𝐜𝐚𝐧 𝐡𝐞𝐥𝐩 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐠𝐚𝐢𝐧 𝐯𝐢𝐬𝐢𝐛𝐢𝐥𝐢𝐭𝐲 𝐢𝐧𝐭𝐨 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐢𝐦𝐩𝐫𝐨𝐯𝐞 𝐲𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐜𝐲𝐛𝐞𝐫𝐬𝐞𝐜𝐮𝐫𝐢𝐭𝐲 𝐩𝐨𝐬𝐭𝐮𝐫𝐞.