Center for Internet Security Earns Fair Pay Workplace Certification

Certification requires companies to undergo rigorous analysis with standardized methodology

EAST GREENBUSH, N.Y., Jan. 19, 2022 – The Center for Internet Security, Inc. (CIS®) today announced it has been certified by Fair Pay Workplace (FPW), the trusted symbol of pay equity around the world. The company has undergone a rigorous evaluation of their data and practices via a transparent set of rules and standards, and has committed to following a tailored action plan building upon their fair pay practices.

“The human resources department and our leadership teams have historically worked closely together placing priority on pay equity across the organization,” said Carolyn Comer, Chief Human Resources Officer at CIS. “I am incredibly proud to be a part of an organization that demonstrates a serious commitment to the importance of pay equity.”

CIS’s compensation philosophy is to provide a fair and industry-competitive total compensation program designed to attract, reward, and retain top talent. We are committed to providing employees with a competitive base pay, appropriate incentives, work/life balance, professional development opportunities, and a very attractive comprehensive benefits program.

CIS strives to make compensation decisions in a transparent and consistent manner. Base pay and salary increases are based on an evaluation of maintaining market competitiveness, internal pay equity for employees in similar roles at similar levels, and individual performance. Annual bonuses are based upon the accomplishments of the CIS team, while spot bonuses can be used to recognize extraordinary contributions by a team or individual.

"An across-the-board treatment recognizes that we are all one team that contributes to the growth and success of CIS," added Comer.

The FPW’s Pay Equity Review allows global employers to group and compare compensation for employees based on their country of residence. For the analysis, measurement, and remediation planning of all companies striving for certification, FPW utilizes Syndio’s PayEQ software to perform its analysis, as it gives FPW a true and ongoing look at a company’s pay data versus a moment-in-time view.

Fair Pay Workplace is a 501(c)3 and 501(c)6 nonprofit organization with a mission to dismantle pay disparities based on gender, race, and their intersection to create sustained fair pay in the workplace. Fair Pay Workplace Certification recognizes organizations dedicated to true and ongoing pay equity using a set of rules and standards defined by an alliance of experts from forward-thinking corporations, academia, human resources, data science, DEI, and the legal field. The guidelines they have established lay the foundation for a transparent and trusted criteria assessment based on the endorsed methodology of the Fair Pay Workplace.

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 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.


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