Center for Internet Security Wins Gold Brandon Hall Group Human Capital Management (HCM) Excellence Award

CIS recognized for best practices in learning and development initiatives

EAST GREENBUSH, N.Y., Aug. 24, 2023 – The Center for Internet Security, Inc. (CIS®) has won a coveted Brandon Hall Group Gold Award for Excellence in Learning and Development (L&D) in the “Best Advance in Creating a Learning Strategy” category.

CIS’s winning entry titled “Creating a culture of lifelong learning and making the connected world a safer place. Easy right?” highlighted the joint efforts of CIS and WeLearn Learning Services, Inc. in creating an organizational learning strategy for CIS’s newly formed learning and development function.

CIS established its learning and development function in 2022 to support the enterprise learning needs of the organization.

“Developing a culture of learning does not happen overnight; it took a lot of hard work and support from senior leadership,” said CIS Senior Director of Learning and Development Jennifer Myers. “Recognition at this level shows how serious CIS is about being a dynamic learning organization.”

The 2023 Brandon Hall Group HCM Excellence Awards™ recognizes best practices for initiatives in learning and development; talent management; leadership development; talent acquisition; human resources; sales performance; diversity, equity, and inclusion; and the future of work.

"Excellence Award winners are shown to be organizations that truly value their employees and invest in them through their human capital management programs. These HCM programs have been validated as best in class for business value and the impact on the employees themselves," said Brandon Hall Group Chief Operating Officer Rachel Cooke, HCM Excellence Awards program leader.

Entries were evaluated by a panel of veteran, independent senior industry experts, Brandon Hall Group analysts, and executives based on these criteria:

  • Alignment to their business need and environment
  • Program design, functionality, and delivery
  • Adoption, integration, user experience, innovation, and creativity
  • Overall effectiveness, impact, and measurable benefits

View the complete list of 2023 Brandon Hall Group HCM Excellence Award winners here.

Excellence Award winners will be honored at Brandon Hall Group's HCM Excellence Conference, Feb. 13-15, 2024, at the Hilton West Palm Beach, Florida. Select winners also will serve as presenters in breakout sessions, sharing their leading practices during the conference.

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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

About Brandon Hall Group™

Brandon Hall Group is the only professional development company that offers data, research, insights, and certification to Learning and Talent executives and organizations. The best minds in Human Capital Management (HCM) choose Brandon Hall Group to help them create future-proof employee development plans for the new era.

For over 30 years, we have empowered, recognized, and certified excellence in organizations worldwide, influencing the development of over 10 million employees and executives. Our HCM Excellence Awards program was the first to recognize organizations for learning and talent and is the gold standard, known as the "Academy Awards of Human Capital Management."

The awards recognize the best organizations that have successfully developed and deployed programs, strategies, modalities, processes, systems, and tools that have achieved measurable results. We are honored to receive applications from organizations worldwide ranging from small, medium, large, and global enterprises to government, not-for-profits, and associations.

About WeLearn

WeLearn is on a mission to help organizations build better humans through learning. It provides a full range of services to assist its partners in building world-class learning. WeLearn is also the recipient of Brandon Hall Group Awards that include Best Advance in Creation of a Learning Strategy, Best Advance in Content Development, Best Learning Team, and more.