Author Archives: Kimberly K

An Inside Look at the CIS Rebranding Initiative

Here at CIS, we’ve been hard at work updating our branding to reflect our evolving mission, growing business and expanding list of products, services and partnerships. The updated branding reflects CIS’ long-standing commitment to sharing collective knowledge and innovation and its ability to help members and clients move from compliance to confidence.

So, what can you expect?

Our multi-stage branding rollout begins with a shift from “The Center for Internet Security” to “CIS” (as many of you have already come to know us). As such, we’ve created a new logo: the gradated swirls of the new logo reflect the power of our global community that’s focused on the shared mission of improving cybersecurity. The CIS monogram is set in a strong Capitolium font to represent CIS’ strength and commitment to our mission.

This entry was posted in CIS on January 27, 2017 by Kimberly K

2016: By The Numbers (Infographic)

2016 was a year to remember at CIS.

This entry was posted in CIS on January 09, 2017 by Kimberly K

Phishing: Pause Before You Click

Although not a new phenomenon, phishing (attempting to obtain sensitive information or money by masquerading as a trustworthy entity via email) is more common than you might think. Phishing continues to be a pervasive cybersecurity issue in an online environment in which over 205 billion emails are sent daily.

This entry was posted in Phishing on December 05, 2016 by Kimberly K

Cyber Monday Survival Guide

Cyber Monday is just aroud the corner and we want you to be safe while shopping online. Use our survival guide to make sure you're not putting your personal information at risk while taking advantage of great deals. 

This entry was posted in safety tip on November 18, 2016 by Kimberly K

Understanding CIS Control 5

 

This week, we’re focusing on Critical Control 5: Controlled Use of Administrative Privileges. More specifically:

This entry was posted in CIS Controls on October 31, 2016 by Kimberly K

Understanding CIS Control 4

 

To celebrate National Cyber Security Awareness Month, CIS is kicking off each week in October with a deep dive into one of the top 5 CIS Controls.

Understanding CIS Control 4

This week, we’re focusing on Critical Control 4: Continuous Vulnerability Assessment and Remediation. More specifically:

Continuously acquire, assess, and take action on new information in order to identify vulnerabilities, remediate, and minimize the window of opportunity for attackers.” 

This entry was posted in CIS Controls on October 24, 2016 by Kimberly K

Understanding CIS Control 3

 

Understanding CIS Control 3

This week, we’re focusing on Control 3: Secure Configurations for Hardware and Software on Mobile Devices, Laptops, Workstations, and Servers. More specifically: 

This entry was posted in CIS Controls on October 17, 2016 by Kimberly K

Understanding CIS Control 2

To celebrate National Cyber Security Awareness Month, CIS is kicking off week two with a deep dive into CIS Control 2.

This entry was posted in CIS Controls on October 10, 2016 by Kimberly K

October: National Cyber Security Awareness Month

Every year since 2003 October has been recognized as National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM). This effort was brought to life through a collaboration between the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the National Cyber Security Alliance. NCSAM was created to ensure that every individual stays safe and secure online.

This entry was posted in national cyber security awareness month on October 07, 2016 by Kimberly K

Understanding CIS Control 1

 

To celebrate National Cyber Security Awareness Month, CIS will kick-off each week in October with a deep dive into one of the top 5 CIS Controls.

This entry was posted in CIS Controls on October 03, 2016 by Kimberly K