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EAST GREENBUSH, N.Y.— CIS® (Center for Internet Security, Inc.) announced today that GreyCastle Security Founder Reg Harnish has been named Executive Vice President of Security Services.
“Reg has a proven track record as a cybersecurity innovator and a thought leader. He is a tremendous addition to the CIS leadership team,” said John Gilligan, CIS President and CEO.
Harnish will oversee the development and implementation of CIS’ Security Services which includes the Multi-State Information Sharing and Analysis Center® (MS-ISAC®), 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. His responsibilities will also include leading CIS’ cyber workforce education and training initiatives.
Previously, Harnish was the CEO of GreyCastle Security, a cybersecurity services provider dedicated to the management of cybersecurity risks. He founded GreyCastle Security in 2011, and successfully led the company through rapid growth and received numerous industry accolades for his contributions to improving the state of cybersecurity.
Harnish is a fellow of the National Cybersecurity Institute. He has authored several books on cybersecurity and is a contributor to the Forbes Technology Council. Harnish is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), a Certified Information Security Manager (CISM), a Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), and is ITIL Foundations certified.
Harnish studied Computer Science at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
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 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. 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 CISecurity.org or follow us on Twitter: @CISecurity.