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As we get closer to the 2020 elections, it is important for industry stakeholders to continue to offer solutions to enhance the security of our voting process. Megan Stifel, our Executive Director, Americas, wrote about different actions we can take in order to ensure that election officials are provided with the tools they need and that the credibility of our electoral process is strengthened. You can find her article on pages 16 and 17 of the Center for Internet Security‘s Spring Cybersecurity Quarterly.

Craig Newmark is concerned for the upcoming 2020 election regrading cyber attacks. Newmark fears that history will repeat itself which is why he partnered with the Global Cyber Alliance earlier this year. He donated $1 million to the nonprofit to support their creation of multiple toolkits for election officials, journalists, and community organizations.

“I’ve seen that our election and its integrity are being attacked by foreign adversaries and their domestic allies,” states the craigslist founder. “I feel that I should tell people who are smarter than me: Defend the election, and thereby defend the country.”

Additionally, Newmark will be donating another $750,000 via Craig Newmark Philanthropies in an effort to push GCA’s mission further.

To read the full article, please click on the picture below.

Craig Newmark Supports the Global Cyber Alliance

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.

To read the full article posted by Dark Reading, please click here.