MS-ISAC & the CIS Controls Cited as a Resources in Cybersecurity Guide for State and Local Law Enforcement

July 6, 2016

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National Consortium for Advanced Policing Cybersecurity Guide

The Center for Internet Security’s (CIS) Multi-State Information Sharing and Analysis Center (MS-ISAC) and  CIS Controls™ were both listed as resources in the newly released Cybersecurity Guide for State Local Law Enforcement recently released by The National Consortium for Advanced Policing. CIS applauds the National Consortium for Advanced Policing for recognizing and fulfilling the need for a guide to help the state and local law enforcement minimize the threat of cyber attacks.

“We are pleased to be included in this select group of cybersecurity resources from the worlds of law enforcement, intelligence, academia and private sector cybersecurity organizations. MS-ISAC has a long history of successfully partnering with law enforcement. The inclusion of the CIS Controls is an important asset to the guide because they are a concise, prioritized set of cyber practices created to stop today’s most pervasive and dangerous cyber attacks. Equally important is they help organizations start secure and stay secure,” said Steve Spano, President and Chief Operating Officer of CIS. He added that the most recent version of the CIS Critical Security Controls Version 6, have been downloaded more than 38,200 times since their October 2015 release.

MS-ISAC is a voluntary and collaborative effort based on a strong partnership between The Center for Internet Security (CIS) and the Office of Cybersecurity and Communications within the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS). The MS-ISAC has been designated by DHS as the key resource for cyber threat prevention, protection, response and recovery for the nation’s state, local,
territorial and tribal (SLTT) governments. Through its state-of-the-art 24/7 Security Operations Center, the MS-ISAC serves as a central resource for situational awareness and incident response for SLTT governments.

Visit NCAPCybersecurityGuide-2016 to access the guide. The CIS
references are on pages 3, 48 and 51.

About the Center for Internet Security

The Center for Internet Security (CIS) is a 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to enhancing the cybersecurity readiness and response among public and private sector entities. Utilizing its strong industry and government partnerships, CIS combats evolving cybersecurity challenges on a global scale and helps organizations adopt key best practices to achieve immediate and effective defenses against cyber attacks. CIS is home to the Multi-State Information Sharing & Analysis Center (MS-ISAC), CIS Security Benchmarks, and CIS Critical Security Controls. To learn more, visit and follow us on Twitter: @CISecurity.