Center for Internet Security Earns 2023 Top Workplace Awards

CIS earns top honors for large employers for the first time

EAST GREENBUSH. N.Y., May 19, 2023 — The Center for Internet Security, Inc. (CIS®) earned three separate 2023 top workplace awards in the Albany Times Union’s list of Top Workplaces and the Rochester Business Journal’s Best Companies to Work for in New York.  

CIS earned top honors for the first time, ranking number one among Capital Region workplaces for 2023 in the first year it competed in the large company category.

It marks the seventh consecutive year, and nine times in total, that CIS has been named to the Albany Times Union’s list of Top Workplaces. With over 400 employees and growing, CIS was recognized as the top large company for its workplace culture, innovation, and commitment to learning and development. The organization also received a special award for “Operating by Strong Values” based on the CIS Leadership Principles.

“This recognition is a testament to the outstanding work of those who make up the CIS team,” said John Gilligan, CIS President and CEO. “Our leaders and employees at all levels are committed to making CIS a place that operates by enduring values that are building a culture of excellence and employee satisfaction at the same time.”

In addition, the organization was also named among the Best Companies to Work for in New York by the Rochester Business Journal for the fourth consecutive year. CIS ranked 13th in the large employer category. This recognition is awarded to organizations that demonstrate a high level of employee satisfaction, based on surveys and feedback on work environment, leadership and planning, training and development, corporate culture and communications, and more.

Both awards are based on anonymous employee surveys, proving that CIS is committed to creating and maintaining an environment where people love to work.

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.