Kroll Announces Strategic Partnership with CIS
December 21, 2017
The partnership will assist public entities and state governments in developing strategies and tools to identify and respond to cyber threats
NEW YORK – December 21, 2017 – Kroll ("the Company"), a global leader in risk mitigation, investigations, compliance, cyber resilience, security, and incident response solutions, is pleased to announce a partnership with the Center for Internet Security® (CIS®), a nonprofit entity that strives to safeguard organizations against cyber threats.
The partnership will provide public entities and state governments with fully-integrated cyber-resiliency risk assessments and strategies designed to help those entities close any gaps in their cybersecurity postures and better position them to manage and reduce these increasing cyber risks. The assessments and recommendations will be based on the CIS Controls, which are recognized best practices for securing IT systems and data against pervasive cyber-attacks, and leverage Kroll’s experience conducting cybersecurity assessments and investigations. Services provided will include information security program assessments designed to provide an understanding of an entity’s cybersecurity risk profiles, penetration testing, and advanced threat and analysis monitoring.
“We are excited to enter into this partnership, and believe matching the experience and expertise of Kroll with CIS will help public entities and state governments most effectively identify, assess, and confront their most challenging and critical security concerns,” said David Fontaine, Chief Executive Officer of Kroll and its parent, Corporate Risk Holdings.
“State governments are tasked with a number of responsibilities that give rise to a unique risk profile, from protecting election infrastructure to ensuring that all state government agencies – that are entrusted with highly sensitive and often confidential personal information – are effectively and consistently monitoring for these real and growing threats,” added Jason Smolanoff, Senior Managing Director and Global Cyber Security Practice Leader for Kroll. “We understand the complex and constantly-evolving threat landscape faced by these public and government entities, and look forward to using our expertise to help them overcome these challenges.”
“Public entities and state governments will now have guidance of the CIS Controls and Kroll’s investigative experience in complex risk management challenges. The core objective of both of our organizations is to leave nothing to chance when it comes to the battle for online security. This added measure of security defense will help allow our partners to move from compliance to confidence online,” said CIS President and COO Steven J. Spano, Brig. Gen. USAF (Ret.).
CIS is a forward-thinking, nonprofit 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. CIS is home to the Multi-State Information Sharing & 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. Visit CIS at www.cisecurity.org and follow us on Twitter @CISecurity.