CIS Launches Employee Student Loan Repayment Benefit

East Greenbush, NY

July 2019

 The Center for Internet Security, Inc. (CIS®) announced today that they have engaged with Gradifi, a national student benefits company, to offer financial assistance to CIS employees who have student loan debt.

“Student loans are a concern for many of our current employees and new hires. We are pleased to be able to partner with Gradifi to provide this enhancement to our employee benefits program,” said CIS President and CEO John Gilligan. “Beginning August 2019, CIS will be contributing directly to employees’ student loans on a monthly basis to help them reduce their debt,” he added.

CIS is joining the ranks of some of the most progressive companies in the country, companies like Peloton, PWC, and Honeywell, in providing next generation benefits to support their employees.

CIS made the decision to implement this new Student Loan Plan benefit after receiving feedback from staff, and learning that helping to pay for staff student loans would alleviate a significant source of financial and personal stress for employees of all ages.

About CIS

CIS (Center for Internet Security, Inc.) is a forward-thinking, non-profit entity that harnesses the power of a global IT community to safeguard private and public organizations against cyber threats. The CIS Controlsand CIS Benchmarks are the global standard and recognized best practices for securing IT systems and data against the most pervasive attacks. These proven guidelines are continuously refined and verified by a volunteer, global community of experienced IT professionals. Our CIS Hardened Images are virtual machine emulations preconfigured to provide secure, on-demand, and scalable computing environments in the cloud. CIS is home to both the Multi-State Information Sharing and Analysis Center® (MS-ISAC®), the go-to 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 cybersecurity needs of U.S. State, Local and Territorial elections offices. To learn more, visit or follow us on Twitter: @CISecurity.

About Gradifi

Gradifi is an innovator in employee benefits for U.S. employers. Gradifi’s mission is to help employers build loyalty with their workforce by providing employee benefits that positively impact their employees’ financial well-being. Gradifi offers a single-platform solution to allow employers to offer employees student loan refinancing opportunities, and employer- sponsored contributions to student loans and 529 college savings plan accounts. A unit of First Republic, Gradifi works with employers of all sizes across the U.S. To learn more, visit