Center for Internet Security (CIS)

The Center for Internet Security (CIS) is a nonprofit organization focused on improving public- and private-sector cybersecurity readiness and response. The CIS is comprised of four program divisions designed to promote global Internet security:

  • The Integrated Intelligence Center division facilitates relationships between government and private-sector entities to develop and disseminate comprehensive, coordinated security intelligence.
  • The Multi-State Information Sharing and Analysis Center division seeks to improve overall cybersecurity for state, local, territorial and tribal governments through collaboration and information sharing among members, private-sector partners and the United States Department of Homeland Security.
  • The Security Benchmarks division establishes and promotes the use of consensus-based best practice standards to improve Internet-connected systems' security and privacy, and to ensure the integrity of the public and private Internet-based functions and transactions.
  • The Trusted Purchasing Alliance is designed to help the public and private sectors procure cybersecurity tools and policies in a cost-effective manner.

To assist organizations and individuals with cybersecurity, the CIS provides members with resources such as emails with cybersafety tips, online guides and papers and instructional videos and podcasts. The CIS also provides advice for cybersecurity policy development at both national and international levels.

This was last updated in March 2014

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