Center for Internet Security Donates Laptops, Empowering the Community Through Education and Technology

CIS Cares celebrates 518 Day by supporting the Connect Center

EAST GREENBUSH. N.Y., May 24, 2023 —  As part of the 518 Day activities across the Capital Region, the Center for Internet Security’s employee volunteer program, CIS Cares, has presented 15 recycled laptops to the Connect Center in Cohoes, NY.

The Connect Center is a community hub for connection and empowerment, which offers free educational programs and essential resources, with the mission to break the cycle of poverty by connecting young people to their full potential. The laptops will be used to support the Connect Center’s summer technical programs in their STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and math) lab, including computer-based coding, LEGO league coding, 3D printing, digital arts, and more.

CIS Cares is an employee volunteer program within the Center for Internet Security, Inc. (CIS®), which aims to leverage the skills, time, and resources of the organization and its people to produce positive and impactful outcomes within our communities and across the country.

518 Day was started by the United Way of the Greater Capital Region to provide opportunities for individuals, families, and groups to be part of the solution to building a more resilient Capital Region through volunteerism and community impact. It is the largest single day of community impact in New York’s Capital Region.

For more information, or to speak with CIS about the awards, contact Kelly Wyland, Media Relations Manager at [email protected] or call/text 518-256-6978.


About CIS

The Center for Internet Security, Inc. (CIS®) makes the connected world a safer place for people, businesses, and governments through our core competencies of collaboration and innovation. We are a community-driven nonprofit, responsible for the CIS Critical Security Controls® and CIS Benchmarks™, globally recognized best practices for securing IT systems and data. We lead a global community of IT professionals to continuously evolve these standards and provide products and services to proactively safeguard against emerging threats. Our CIS Hardened Images® provide secure, on-demand, scalable computing environments in the cloud. CIS is home to the Multi-State Information Sharing and Analysis Center® (MS-ISAC®), the trusted resource for cyber threat prevention, protection, response, and recovery for U.S. State, Local, Tribal, and Territorial (SLTT) government entities, and the Elections Infrastructure Information Sharing and Analysis Center® (EI-ISAC®), which supports the rapidly changing cybersecurity needs of U.S. election offices. To learn more, visit or follow us on Twitter: @CISecurity.