By Krista Montie
Each year the global cost of cybercrime is estimated at nearly $600 billion, and by 2022 the cost of data breaches is expected to swell to $8 trillion. More than 900 million consumers in 20 countries were victims of cybertheft in 2017 alone. By the end of 2019, ransomware is expected to attack a business every 14 seconds.
The Global Cyber Alliance (GCA) works every day to help minimize these risks for the global community. We develop and deploy practical, real-world solutions that measurably improve the security of our cyber ecosystem, and we make them freely available.
Our Domain-based Message Authentication, Reporting & Conformance (DMARC) Setup Guide enables individuals and organizations to protect their email domains from spoofers, spammers, and phishing attacks. The Quad9 Domain Name System (DNS) service protects users from accessing known malicious websites by leveraging threat intelligence from industry leaders. We’ve developed cybersecurity toolkits for small businesses and election offices to give them the tools they need to improve their cyber readiness, and more toolkits are on the way! We also just launched the Automated IoT Defence Ecosystem (AIDE) platform, which enables small businesses, manufacturers, service providers, and individuals to identify vulnerabilities, mitigate risks, and secure Internet of Things (IoT) devices against the growing volume of threats to this interconnected environment.
We’ve created resources that have helped millions of people across the globe. We achieve all this – and more – through our collective passion for helping and our persistence in finding solutions that matter. But to accomplish our mission, additional resources are required.
As we launch into National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, what better way to celebrate and show your commitment to a more secure cyber ecosystem than to support GCA with a financial donation?
GCA is proud to be a CFC-approved charity this year, and we encourage federal employees to select GCA and make a contribution using our code CFC #66776. Your donation helps us advance our programs, including further deployment of Quad9 to underserved areas, support of toolkits that help secure our election systems, and development of resources that can protect every online user.
When you invest in GCA, you invest in securing the digital ecosystem, protecting the digital economy, and ensuring a safer and more secure connected world. Take a moment to join us in support of this important global mission.