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2014-05-21 23:08:11

CIS Benchmarks for Microsoft Windows, IE, iOS and others now available for use with the UCF. East Greenbush, N.Y. (PRWEB) May 21, 2014 The Center for Internet Security (CIS) today announced that CIS configuration controls guidance for technologies including Microsoft Windows 8, Windows Server 2012, Internet Explorer 10, CentOS 6 and iOS 7, are now available for use with the Unified Compliance Framework® (UCF), created by Unified Compliance. CIS, a nonprofit organization focused on...

2014-05-15 23:07:54

The newest CIS-CAT version achieves Security Content Automation Protocol (SCAP) 1.2 validation from the National Institute of Standards and Technology. East Greenbush, N.Y. (PRWEB) May 15, 2014 The Center for Internet Security (CIS) today announced the release of an enhanced version of its CIS Configuration Assessment Tool, known as CIS-CAT. CIS-CAT 3.0 will provide CIS Security Benchmarks members with increased capabilities, including the ability to perform software vulnerability...

2012-04-10 23:00:47

Identity theft and phishing attacks top the list of scams for 2012 East Greenbush, N.Y. (PRWEB) April 09, 2012 As the deadline for tax filing draws near, the Center for Internet Security (CIS), a national not-for-profit focused on enhancing the security readiness and response of public and private sector entities, issued tips for protecting against cyber scammers and reminds users to remain vigilant to safeguard their information. The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) cites identity theft as...

2011-11-21 18:30:00

West Virginia and Vermont recognized for having the highest number, highest percentages of citizens who signed the pledge East Greenbush, N.Y. (PRWEB) November 21, 2011 The Center for Internet Security (CIS), a national not-for-profit dedicated to enhancing cyber security readiness and response, today announced the results of its first Cyber Security Pledge campaign. The pledge was available online during the month of October in recognition of National Cyber Security Awareness Month, and...

2011-09-19 13:30:00

National Online Pledge Is a Call to Action for Citizens to Do Their Part to Stay Safe in Cyberspace East Greenbush, N.Y. (PRWEB) September 19, 2011 Today the Center for Internet Security, through its Multi-State Information Sharing and Analysis Center (MS-ISAC), launched a national Cyber Security Pledge campaign to encourage citizens to declare their commitment to using good practices for staying safe on the Internet. Online dangers such as identity theft, phishing scams, worms and viruses,...

2011-05-04 00:00:28

Nearly 1,000 high school students from 26 states participated in online cyber security contest. East Greenbush, NY (PRWEB) May 02, 2011 The Center for Internet Security, through the U.S. Cyber Challenge (USCC) initiative, today announced the winners of the Cyber Foundations competition, a national online contest designed to test the computer networking skills of high school students while introducing them to the growing field of information technology. Nearly 1,000 students across 26...

2011-02-01 00:17:52

A National Competition for High School Students to Identify Future Cyber Security Experts East Greenbush, N.Y. (Vocus/PRWEB) January 31, 2011 The U.S. Cyber Challenge (USCC) today announced its Cyber Foundations competition, an online contest to identify talented high school students with the skills to pursue advanced education and job opportunities in the cyber security field. The Cyber Foundations competition was piloted in California, Maryland, and Rhode Island and is now being...

2010-11-19 00:00:43

The Multi-State Information Sharing and Analysis Center (MS-ISAC) today announced the launch of its new state-of-the-art cyber security operations center. The MS-ISAC, a division of the Center for Internet Security, is the focal point for cyber threat prevention, protection, response and recovery for the nation's state, local, territorial and tribal (SLTT) governments. East Greenbush, NY (PRWEB) November 18, 2010 The Multi-State Information Sharing and Analysis Center (MS-ISAC) today...


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