CIS Wins Election Security Partner of the Year at Microsoft Security 20/20

EAST GREENBUSH, N.Y., Mar. 9, 2020 – The Center for Internet Security, Inc. (CIS®) announced today it has been named a Microsoft Security 20/20 award winner in the Election Security category. CIS was honored among a global field of top Microsoft partners for demonstrating excellence in innovation, integration, and customer implementation with Microsoft technology.

“Both the Elections Infrastructure Information Sharing Analysis Center and the Security Best Practices teams of CIS are honored to have earned this award from working with Microsoft’s Defending Democracy teams to improve elections security for state and local elections,” said Curtis Dukes, CIS Executive Vice President of Security Best Practices & Automation Group.

The award was unveiled at the inaugural Microsoft Security 20/20 partner awards, on February 23, 2020 during the RSA conference in San Francisco. Microsoft announced award winners in 16 categories that span from security integration partners, system integrators, and managed security service providers.

“Solving our mutual customers’ security challenges is very much a team sport,” said Andrew Conway, General Manager, Security Product Marketing, Microsoft Corp. “We are pleased to recognize these leaders in the ecosystem at Microsoft’s inaugural security awards.”

According to Microsoft, only through collaborations can organizations help customers get clarity and become more secure. The security ecosystem must work together to create a vision for the future where people, information, and companies are made safer. Microsoft Security 20/20 provides an opportunity to honor Microsoft partners that have developed and delivered exceptional Microsoft-based solutions and services during the past year.

About CIS:

The Center for Internet Security, Inc. (CIS®) makes the connected world a safer place for people, businesses, and governments. We are a community-driven nonprofit, responsible for the CIS Controls® and CIS Benchmarks, globally recognized best practices for securing IT systems and data. We lead a global community of IT professionals to continuously refine these standards 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 cybersecurity needs of U.S. elections offices. To learn more, visit or follow us on Twitter: @CISecurity.

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