Craig Newmark, Craigslist’s founder, supplied a very generous gift to the Global Cyber Alliance – funding for the development of the latest toolkits that GCA has been working on. The new toolkits will have cybersecurity tools for journalists and election offices as they prepare for the upcoming 2020 US elections.
“Our country is under attack by some really bad actors and we need to help protect the people who keep our democracy safe. That includes journalists and that includes people who run our elections,” says Newmark.
GCA’s CEO and President, Phil Reitinger, is leveraging the expertise from the development of the GCA Cybersecurity Toolkit for Small Business to develop different tools that are made to specifically protect journalists, elections offices, and the NGOs that monitor elections.