- A new milestone for our free and effective toolkit designed for small to medium-sized businesses in the Lusophone Commonwealth.
- Already available in English, French, German, Spanish, and Bahasa Indonesia, this translated version in Portuguese serves more than 265 million Portuguese speakers spread across the globe, as it is the most widely spoken language in the southern hemisphere.
The GCA Cybersecurity Toolkit for Small Business, sponsored by Mastercard, provides effective tools to reduce cyber risk.
They are carefully selected and organized to make it easy to find and implement cybersecurity controls to help small businesses defend themselves against cyber threats.
The toolkit is designed for small to medium-sized businesses and can be used by any organization.
Brian Cute, Chief Operating Officer and Director of the Capacity & Resilience Program at the Global Cyber Alliance (GCA) said, “We are thrilled to add a Portuguese version of our toolkit, to expand accessibility for businesses and individuals, wherever they are. The Portuguese speaking community is vast, as it brings together Angola, Brazil, Cape Verde, Equatorial Guinea Guinea Bissau, Macau, Mozambique, Portugal, and São Tomé e Príncipe, as well as East Timor. With the support of our partners, we celebrate this additional line of defense that the Global Cyber Alliance provides for people and organizations to protect themselves in their daily digital and professional lives.”
GCA partners with the Mastercard Trust Center to offer solutions for small businesses globally to help defend themselves against cyberattacks. Eighty-two percent of cyber breaches in 2022 involved the human element (1), including social attacks, errors, and misuse. Mastercard Trust Center’s free resources are designed to help SMEs improve their cyber resilience.
Paul Trueman, Executive Vice President, Mastercard Cyber and Intelligence said, “At Mastercard, trust is the foundation of everything we do, and we are committed to helping business leaders and individuals around the world protect themselves from cyber risk. Small and midsize enterprises (SMEs) are the most vulnerable, and we are pleased to see how this initiative can expand access to the tools and advice making a real difference in helping them focus on their passions while enabling strong cyber resilience capabilities for their business.”
In Brazil alone there are 30 million micro, small, and midsized enterprises (MSMEs), accounting for 30 percent of the country’s GDP. As in other countries, MSMEs are the lifeblood of the economy. Given the important role they play, their risk to cyber harm (from phishing scams – that result in financial fraud or delivery of malware that disrupt businesses; to ransomware – that irreparably results in business interruption) should be a concern for the public and private sector alike.
The toolkit serves to empower small businesses to protect themselves, which in turn makes for a healthier cyber ecosystem. GCA looks forward to identifying and working with partners in Lusophone speaking countries in the future to ensure these critical practices and tools are adopted by small businesses.
This press release is also available in Portuguese.
About the Global Cyber Alliance
The Global Cyber Alliance (GCA) is an international, cross-sector effort dedicated to eradicating cyber risk and improving our connected world. At GCA we build programs, partnerships, and tools to make the connected world safer and more secure for all.
 Verizon, 2022, Data Breach Investigations Report