Mission and Overview

The mission of the Center for Internet Security is to enhance the security readiness and response of public and private sector entities, with a commitment to excellence through collaboration.                 

CIS 2012 Annual Report

CIS 2012 Annual Report for booklet printing

CIS comprises four program divisions:

Integrated Intelligence Center

The mission of the Integrated Intelligence Center is to facilitate trusted relationships with government and private sector entities to develop and disseminate comprehensive, coordinated intelligence products that help improve the security posture of all partners.

Multi-State Information Sharing and Analysis Center

The mission of the MS-ISAC is to improve the overall cyber security posture of state, local, territorial and tribal governments. Collaboration and information sharing among members, private sector partners and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security are the keys to success.

Security Benchmarks

The mission of the division is to establish and promote the use of consensus-based best practice standards to raise the level of security and privacy in Internet-connected systems, and to ensure the integrity of the public and private Internet-based functions and transactions on which society increasingly depends.

Trusted Purchasing Alliance

The mission of the Trusted Purchasing Alliance (TPA) is to serve state, local, territorial and tribal governments and related not-for-profit entities in achieving a greater cyber security posture through trusted expert guidance and cost-effective procurement. The Alliance builds public and private partnerships and works to enhance collaboration that improves the nation's cyber security posture.


CIS Vision

CIS is a premier organization that improves global security posture by providing a valued and trusted environment for bridging the public and private sectors.

CIS serves a leadership role in the shaping of key security policies and decisions at the national and international levels.

CIS provides its customers with resources that measurably improve their security effectiveness.