Center for Internet Security Presents Inaugural President’s Award

CIS Services Program Manager Kateri Gill is First Recipient

EAST GREENBUSH, N.Y., and WASHINGTON D.C., December 21, 2021 – The Center for Internet Security, Inc. (CIS®) has awarded its first annual President’s Award to Kateri Gill, a five-year employee of CIS, for demonstrating outstanding performance and leadership.

The President’s Award has been established to recognize one CIS staff member each year who exhibits exemplary leadership not only in their role, but across the organization. The recipient must also have made outstanding contributions and shown a commitment to the CIS mission and 12 leadership principles, including actively engaging and enabling others to realize their full leadership potential.

Kateri Gill began at CIS as a Program Specialist in 2016 and is now the Services Program Manager. In addition, she organized the Hackers softball team, where she has proven to be not only a versatile player but also a successful coach, leading the team to a third place finish in the league in 2021.  Kateri has also served as the 2020 Q3 co-chair for CIS Cares, the employee volunteer program benefiting dozens of charitable organizations in New York’s Capital Region and beyond.

Gill says she is still surprised that she was chosen as the first President’s Award winner. “It’s definitely an emotional thing for me, because it means that what I’m enjoying doing and all the fun I’ve had at CIS has actually been helpful to other people too.” She adds, “I can’t wait to see who will earn it next, because there are so many people who are so deserving.”

You can learn more about Kateri Gill, including what she loves most about working for CIS, and what she believes is her most unusual talent NOT related to her job.

In addition to the President’s Award, Cyber Threat Intelligence Analyst Casey Cannon, Senior Director of Sales Operations Laurie Hester and Senior Program Manager, Stakeholder Engagement Greta Noble have been named 2021 Star Performers for their contributions and dedication to the CIS Leadership Principles.

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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.