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PuntoGal Makes the GCA Cybersecurity Toolkit Accessible for Galician Small Businesses
PuntoGal publica unha nova caixa de ferramentas de ciberseguridade para PeMEs
PuntoGal fai accesible este contido en galego e de balde dentro do marco da súa colaboración coa Global Cyber Alliance.
PuntoGal makes the GCA Cybersecurity Toolkit accessible in Galician and free of charge within the framework of its collaboration with the Global Cyber Alliance
November 2, 2022, Santiago de Compostela/New York. Last year PuntoGal signed an agreement to become a partner of the Global Cyber Alliance (GCA), an international organization created in 2015 to address cyber risks and make the Internet a safer place. PuntoGal, the nonprofit in charge of the .GAL domain was the first Galician entity to join this global alliance, within its policy of strengthening the security of the digital environment. Today one of the tools developed in collaboration is published, a toolkit for small businesses (PeMEs) in Galician, which can be accessed here
PuntoGal General Manager Darío Janeiro said: “This toolkit, the first of several we have on project, allows PeMEs to take a first step in diagnosing and preventing potential safety issues, which can give reassurance to administrators or point out the need to seek assistance with specific issues.” Janeiro commented, finally, that “throughout these months and in 2023 we will be publishing new sectoral toolboxes, always thought of as something practical, simple to use and with free options, and offering protection to domains through the Domain Trust platform, a project promoted by the GCA to facilitate the exchange of information about malicious domains, one of the essential infrastructures used for cybercrime.”
Brian Cute, Capacity & Resilience Program Director at GCA, said “GCA’s work to enable a secure and trustworthy Internet operates across a local-global dynamic and our collaboration with PuntoGal is a perfect example of that. First, with Domain Trust, PuntoGal took the protection of domains of locally-created .GAL domains to a global scale. Now, with the Cybersecurity Toolkit, the users of those domains, local SMEs, associations, and local bodies, will receive the protection of the tools offered by our international partners. This collaboration is a true model to follow with other similar partners with a strong local presence.”
PuntoGal has been the managing entity of the Galician domain since 2014. Incorporated in 2006, it works in three main areas: domain management, representation of Galicia in the Internet governance bodies at international level, and corporate support of initiatives in the fields of technology, the Internet, language and culture. Today there are more than 6,600 registered .GAL domains. For more information: dominio.gal.