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Global High Stakes Exams Leader Utilizes Best Standard Practices for Internet Systems
BALTIMORE, MD--(Marketwired - Jan 5, 2016) - Prometric, the global leader in secure high stakes testing, has become a Center for Internet Security (CIS) Security Benchmarks member. Through its membership, Prometric further bolsters its cybersecurity defenses by leveraging CIS' consensus-based, internationally recognized security configuration resources.
"Becoming a CIS Security Benchmarks member demonstrates our ongoing commitment to cyber security, ensuring that all data we control and share is under meticulous stewardship," said Paul Forrester, Prometric's Chief Technology Officer. "The investments we make in our people, systems and procedures validate the trust given to doctors, teachers, accountants, engineers, auto technicians, and millions of other professionals around the world. We have to get the job of cyber security right 100 percent of the time, and our CIS membership strengthens our defenses."
CIS' experts constantly refine industry-accepted best practice standards, known as benchmarks, for secure configuration of the most commonly used IT systems and technologies. The CIS Security Benchmarks team provides members with tools for measuring information security status and resources for making informed security investment decisions. Members include users and organizations from virtually every industry sector and every size, ranging from independent consultants to Fortune 500 companies.
"CIS Security 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," said Steve Spano, CIS President and Chief Operating Officer. "We are excited to welcome Prometric as a CIS Security Benchmarks member, and look forward to collaborating with them to help enhance their cybersecurity posture."
In addition to its CIS Security Benchmarks membership, Prometric holds a number of IT certifications, including:
Center for Internet Security
The Center for Internet Security (CIS) is a 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to enhancing the cybersecurity readiness and response among public and private sector entities. Utilizing its strong industry and government partnerships, CIS combats evolving cybersecurity challenges on a global scale and helps organizations adopt key best practices to achieve immediate and effective defenses against cyber attacks. CIS is home to the Multi-State Information Sharing and Analysis Center (MS-ISAC), CIS Security Benchmarks, and CIS Critical Security Controls. To learn more please visit CISecurity.org or follow us on Twitter at @CISecurity.
Prometric, a wholly-owned subsidiary of ETS, is a trusted and market-leading provider of technology-enabled testing and assessment. Committed to a set of values that get the right test to the right location at the right time and to the right test taker, Prometric supports candidates worldwide who take more than 9 million tests each year. Through innovation, workflow automation and standardization, Prometric advances test development and delivery solutions that are better, faster and at less expense for its clients.
Prometric delivers tests flexibly via the Web or by utilizing a robust network of more than 8,000 test centers in more than 160 countries and on behalf of more than 350 clients in the academic, financial, government, healthcare, professional, corporate and information technology markets.
For more information, please visit www.prometric.com.
Kevin Patrick Kane