Reg Harnish

Executive Vice President of Security Services

Reg Harnish is the Executive Vice President of Security Services.  His responsibilities include leading the development and implementation of CIS’ Security Services, which includes the Multi-State Information Sharing and Analysis Center® (MS-ISAC®), and the Elections Infrastructure Information Sharing and Analysis Center(EI-ISAC®), which supports the cybersecurity needs of U.S. State, Local and Territorial elections offices. His responsibilities also include leading CIS’ cyber workforce education and training initiatives.

Previously, Harnish was the CEO of GreyCastle Security, a cybersecurity services provider dedicated to the management of cybersecurity risks. He founded GreyCastle Security in 2011, and successfully led the company through rapid growth and received numerous industry accolades for his contributions to improving the state of cybersecurity.

Harnish is a fellow of the National Cybersecurity Institute, and a contributor to the Forbes Technology Council. He has authored numerous books on cybersecurity, including Cybersecurity in Our Digital Lives (Protecting Our Future), and Advanced Persistent Threat Hacking: The Art and Science of Hacking Any Organization.

Harnish studied Computer Science at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. He is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), a Certified Information Security Manager (CISM), a Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), and is ITIL Foundations certified.

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