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CIS supports New York State’s new elections cybersecurity proposal

On January 3, 2018, Governor Andrew Cuomo proposed in his State of the State address that New York State enhance statewide election cybersecurity resilience and defend against election disruption. CIS® (the Center for Internet Security®), based in upstate NY, applauds Governor Cuomo’s proposal.

CIS President Steve Spano states,

“Protecting the security and reliability of voting infrastructure is arguably more important to our country’s national security and overall well-being than protecting the transportation, financial, or electrical infrastructures. The IT systems infrastructure that supports our elections processes have myriad risks, and these risks vary from one organization to the next. Unfortunately, many organizations do not have the expertise or resources to conduct an adequate risk assessment. The dedication of statewide resources in New York will raise the bar in regards to cyber protection and help ensure public confidence in our electoral process.”

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CIS 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. Our CIS Controls™ and 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.