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SteelCloud Expands Commitment to the CIS Compliance Benchmarks

August 29, 2019

ASHBURN, Va., Aug. 23, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — SteelCloud LLC announced today that it has become a CIS SecureSuite member.  Through this membership, the company is further bolstering its cybersecurity defense coverage by adding comprehensive CIS (Center for Internet Security) content to its existing automated STIG remediation capabilities.  SteelCloud leverages the CIS Benchmarks, which are a consensus-based, internationally recognized security configuration resources developed by experts around the world to enhance its patented policy remediation technology, ConfigOS, to meet the needs of the growing corporate and government markets.

“We are pleased to expand SteelCloud’s commitment to CIS through our new CIS SecureSuite membership,” said Brian Hajost, SteelCloud President and CEO.  “CIS Benchmarks are important industry-accepted system hardening standards used by organizations in meeting compliance requirements for FISMA, PCI, HIPAA, and other security mandates.  With ConfigOS, we are delivering the most comprehensive solution for automating the remediation of system policy to the newest CIS standards.”

“We are excited to welcome SteelCloud as a CIS SecureSuite member, and look forward to collaborating with them to help enhance their cybersecurity posture,” said Curtis Dukes, Executive V.P. and G.M., CIS Security Best Practices & Automation.

ConfigOS is currently implemented in enterprise environments, classified and tactical programs, agile labs, and the AWS commercial cloud.  ConfigOS is client-less technology, requiring no software agents.  ConfigOS scans endpoint systems for hundreds of CIS controls in under 60 seconds and then remediates the endpoints in under 90 seconds.  Automated remediation rollback as well as comprehensive compliance reporting are provided.  ConfigOS was designed to harden every CIS control around an application baseline in 60 minutes – typically eliminating weeks or months from the accreditation timeline.  ConfigOS automates the incorporation of documented policy waivers to ensure flawless automated CIS remediation and compliance reporting.  ConfigOS addresses Microsoft Windows 7/8/10 and Windows Server 2008/2012/2016 along with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5/6/7 and CENTOS Linux.

To receive more information on ConfigOS, please contact SteelCloud at  Video demonstrations of ConfigOS Windows and Linux remediation are available on the Company’s website,, under the “Demos” tab.

About SteelCloud
SteelCloud develops STIG and CIS compliance software for government and commercial customers and those technology providers that support them.  Our products automate policy and security remediation and accelerate RMF accreditation by reducing the complexity, effort, and expense of meeting security mandates.  SteelCloud products are easy to license through our GSA Schedule 70 contract.   SteelCloud can be reached at (703) 674-5500.  Additional information is available at or by email at

About CIS
CIS ( is a forward-thinking nonprofit entity that harnesses the power of the global IT community to safeguard private and public organizations against cyber threats. Our CIS Controls and CIS Benchmarks are the global standard and recognized best practices for securing IT systems and data against the most pervasive attacks. These proven guidelines are continually refined and verified by a volunteer global community of experienced IT professionals.  CIS is home to the Multi-State Information Sharing & Analysis Center (MS-ISAC®), the go-to resource for cyber threat prevention, protection, response, and recovery for state, local, tribal, and territorial governments.


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