Cyber Security Evaluation Tool (CSET®)


CSET is a desktop software tool that guides users through a step-by-step process to assess their control system and information technology network security practices against recognized industry standards. The output from CSET is a prioritized list of recommendations for improving the cyber security posture of the organization’s enterprise and industrial control cyber systems. The tool derives the recommendations from a database of cyber security standards, guidelines, and practices. Each recommendation is linked to a set of actions that can be applied to enhance cyber security controls.

This tool is free and supplied by DHS

Cyber Security Evaluation Tool (CSET) Fact Sheet

Onsite Consultation and Self-Evaluation Fact Sheet


Downloading and Installing CSET

A set of video tutorials have been added to Version 5.1 of CSET. The DVD version includes both the regular videos and a full set of tutorials with closed captioning added. Because of size limitations, the full DVD content could not practically be downloaded from the Web.  To address the size issue, two downloads are now available.  The first is the application without videos, (similar to Version 5.0) and the second is the set of regular videos.  To receive the closed captioning version you must request the DVD from DHS.

The two files are:

            CSET51 (the application), and  CSETVideos (the video tutorials).


Link to Software