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Mastering CIS Control 2: Inventory and Control of Software Assets for MSPs

Published: at 10:00 AM

The Crucial Role of CIS Control 2 for Managed Service Providers

In the rapidly evolving landscape of IT and cybersecurity, Managed Service Providers (MSPs) play a pivotal role in protecting their clients’ digital realms. CIS Control 2, focusing on the inventory and control of software assets, is a cornerstone in this protective effort.

Note: CIS Control 2 complements the hardware inventory outlined in CIS Control 1, focusing instead on the software aspect. Together, they form a comprehensive asset management strategy crucial for cybersecurity.

Why CIS Control 2 Matters

Steps to Implement CIS Control 2

1. Automated Inventory Tools

2. Integration with CMDB

3. Regular Audits and Validation

4. Software Whitelisting

Overcoming Implementation Challenges


Key Takeaway: For MSPs, CIS Control 2 is not merely about compliance—it’s about securing the foundation of clients’ digital infrastructure through meticulous software asset management.

By embracing CIS Control 2, MSPs can significantly bolster their cybersecurity posture while enhancing operational efficiency and compliance.