The Consensus Audit Guidelines are aimed at addressing the most effective countermeasures in cyber- security. A consensus among multiple industry experts, the CAG was developed with the intent to help defend our nation’s intelligence and information infrastructures. It reflects 20 key control areas – a list that resulted from the collaborative work of federal CIOs, CISOs, DoD Blue Team members, FBI cybercrime teams, and forensic experts. The CAG is viewed as
an effective guide for blocking well-known, high-priority attacks across government infrastructures.