NorthState Technology Solutions Renews Commitment with CIS SecureSuite

High Point, NC—MARCH 21, 2018—NorthState Technology Solutions, a secure cloud and IT solutions provider, announces its partnership with the Center for Internet Security (CIS). Through this membership, NorthState Technology Solutions will continue to bolster its cybersecurity defenses by leveraging CIS SecureSuite resources that include CIS Benchmarks, consensus-based, and internationally recognized security configuration resources, including CIS-CAT Pro and CIS Controls—a set of cyber practices, developed by experts around the world to stop today’s most pervasive and dangerous cyber attacks.

“We are pleased that our Center for Internet Security membership will continue to be part of our already robust cyber defense toolbox,” said Joel Lemke, President of NorthState Technology Solutions. “CIS Benchmarks are recommended as industry-accepted system hardening standards and are used by organizations in meeting compliance requirements for FISMA, PCI, HIPAA, and other security requirements.”

“We are excited that NorthState Technology Solutions is continuing as a CIS SecureSuite member and look forward to future collaborations with NorthState to help enhance the company’s cybersecurity posture,” said Curtis Dukes, Executive Vice President and General Manager, CIS Security Best Practices & Automation.

CIS experts constantly refine industry-accepted best practice standards, known as CIS Benchmarks, for secure configuration of the most commonly used IT systems and technologies. CIS’s SecureSuite membership provides members with tools for measuring information security status and resources for making informed security investment decisions. Members include organizations from virtually every industry sector and every size, ranging from independent consultants to Fortune 500 companies. And with recent upgrades to CIS’s CIS-CAT Pro tool, each SecureSuite member now has a dynamic view into their system’s conformance with the CIS Benchmarks and how it maps to the CIS Controls over time.

About NorthState Technology Solutions
NorthState Technology Solutions (OTC: NORSA) (OTC: NORSB) provides technology assurance—secure, reliable technology that businesses can count on—with client-specific IT and datacenter solutions.  Supported by SSAE 16 certified state-of-the art data centers with hybrid and multi-cloud solution support, NorthState Technology Solutions offers a 24/7 support team to serve clients throughout the Southeastern United States.

For more information, please visit northstate.net/technologysolutions.

About CIS
CIS is a forward-thinking nonprofit entity that harnesses the power of the 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 continually 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 state, local, tribal, and territorial governments.

For more information, please visit cisecurity.org.

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