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The Multi-State Information Sharing and Analysis Center (MS-ISAC) is the focal point for cyber threat prevention, protection response and recovery for U.S. State, Local, Tribal and Territorial government entities. CIS is home to the MS-ISAC.
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CIS Benchmarks and CIS Controls are consensus-based guides curated by security practitioners focused on performance, not profit.

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Daily tip

Beware of Rogue Anti-Virus Software

Rogue software, or "scareware," is fake antivirus or security software. Bad guys usually try to get you to install it by generating a pop-up window as you surf the web. The "updates" or "alerts" in the pop-up windows call for you to take some sort of action, such as clicking to install the software. When you click, the rogue security software downloads to your computer.