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Benchmark: CIS v2.0.0

To obtain the latest version of the official guide, please visit http://benchmarks.cisecurity.org.


The CIS Microsoft Azure Foundations Security Benchmark provides prescriptive guidance for establishing a secure baseline configuration for Microsoft Azure.


Level 1

Items in this profile intend to:

  • be practical and prudent;
  • provide security focused best practice hardening of a technology; and
  • limit impact to the utility of the technology beyond acceptable means.

Level 2 (extends Level 1)

This profile extends the "Level 1" profile. Items in this profile exhibit one or more of the following characteristics:

  • are intended for environments or use cases where security is more critical than manageability and usability
  • acts as defense in depth measure
  • may impact the utility or performance of the technology
  • may include additional licensing, cost, or addition of third party software.


Install the mod:

mkdir dashboards
cd dashboards
powerpipe mod init
powerpipe mod install github.com/turbot/steampipe-mod-azure-compliance

Start the Powerpipe server:

steampipe service start
powerpipe server

Open http://localhost:9033 in your browser and select CIS v2.0.0.

Run this benchmark in your terminal:

powerpipe benchmark run azure_compliance.benchmark.cis_v200

Snapshot and share results via Turbot Pipes:

powerpipe benchmark run azure_compliance.benchmark.cis_v200 --share