CIS partners with CrowdStrike on cybersecurity platform protecting local governments

Cybersecurity firm Crowdstrike announced this week that it is partnering with the the Center for Internet Security (CIS) to provide a slate of security services to US State, Local, Tribal and Territorial (SLTT) governments. 

CIS has been working for years to democratize cybersecurity protection through a variety of programs that provide free or low-cost tools to hospitals, schools and more. 

The new CIS Endpoint Security Services (ESS) platform, which is backed by Crowdstrike’s tools, is built to identify, detect and respond to security alerts from local governments. 

Through CrowdStrike’s Falcon system, the company will offer ESS users deployments onto endpoint devices. The platform provides antivirus solutions, endpoint detection and response, asset and software inventory, USB device monitoring, user account monitoring and host-based firewall management.

CIS has previously worked with CrowdStrike on their Elections Infrastructure Information Sharing and Analysis Center project and the latest partnership will see them provide “a new, fully managed 24/7/365 next generation cybersecurity offering exclusively tailored to SLTT organizations, including more than 12,000 Multi-State Information and Analysis Center members across the US, with more than 14 million endpoints in total.”

Ed Mattison, CIS executive vice president of operations and security services, said organizations who purchase ESS to protect their devices will be

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