CIS Benchmarks Community Volunteer Spotlight: Kevin Zhang

The Center for Internet Security® (CIS®) is proud to count so many of the world’s best IT security professionals as part of our community of volunteers. If you’re already involved in the CIS Benchmarks™ Community, thank you! If you haven’t yet become a volunteer, please do so today.

By contributing their expertise and goodwill, each volunteer helps make the internet a safer place. 

One such volunteer is Kevin Zhang, Principal CyberSecurity Architect at Health Care Service Corporation (HCSC). He’s been a CIS Benchmarks Community member since 2010 and has an extensive background in information security.

“CIS Benchmarks provide enterprises with best practice security standards required by PCI, FISMA, etc.,” said Zhang. “Most security configuration assessment tools use CIS Benchmarks to build security baselines.”

His breadth and depth of expertise spans many disciplines of IT and information security, including the following: governance, risk management, and compliance; M&A security; IT audits; IT architecture; cloud security; data security in transit and at rest; cryptography; threat and vulnerability management; system security/administration; app security/development; database security/administration; mobility security; network security; security frameworks; and project management.

Zhang has volunteered a lot of his time with CIS Windows Benchmarks, recently serving as editor of the CIS Benchmark for Windows Server 2016. He has also contributed to the CIS Microsoft SQL Server Benchmarks.

“I have made a lot of friends in groups that I am a member of, and I have persuaded my former and current employees to join CIS and use the CIS Benchmarks,” said Zhang.

Interested in becoming a volunteer like Kevin Zhang?