The Critical Security Controls: From Adoption to Implementation A SANS Survey

  • Tuesday, 09 Sep 2014 1:00PM EDT (09 Sep 2014 17:00 UTC)
  • Speakers: Barbara G. Kay, Brian Mehlman, James Tarala, Tony Sager (moderator), Wolfgang Kandek, Katherine Brocklehurst

Awareness of the Critical Security Controls (CSCs) is high across many vertical industries, according to the first SANS Critical Security Controls Survey, which was published in June 2013. In it, 73% of 699 respondents from government (20%), financial (17%), health care, high tech and education (5% each) verticals said they are familiar with and/or adopting the Critical Security Controls. They also had problems with prioritization, integration, and achieving the full visibility that they need to protect and defend their networks.

Now, SANS is conducting its second survey on the CSCs, which focuses on learning about the advances CSC adopters have made and the difficulties they have encountered in adopting the controls. In this webcast, we will identify what verticals are adopting the controls and help the community learn how to prioritize and adopt these controls.

Join this webcast, featuring SANS CSC course author and instructor James Tarala and Tony Sager, SANS Director and Director of the Consortium for Cybersecurity Action, to learn full results of the survey and the current state of CSC adoption. We will celebrate the wins and explore the barriers to adoption, including:

  • How participants have implemented the CSCs
  • Who in their organizations champion adoption
  • How they demonstrate progress in implementation
  • What improvements in security posture they have documented as a result of implementing the CSCs
  • What participants have put on their wish lists for improving their experiences in adopting CSCs

View the Associated Whitepaper