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Tips and Tools for Securing a Post-COVID-19 Workforce

Our President and CEO, Philip Reitinger, will be participating in an upcoming webinar co-hosted by our partners the Cyber Readiness Institute on July 17 from 12:00 – 1:30pm EDT. The webinar will provide practical tools and information that small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) can use to bolster the cybersecurity of their remote workforces during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond. You can register for the webinar here to learn more about ways to protect your business.

Please join us on Monday, June 29, 1:30 PM – 3:15 PM EDT, as we will be hosting an interactive online event featuring panels with leaders in cybersecurity, elections, and government tackling the issues at hand and engaging in candid discussions.

The panelists will discuss improvements in the cybersecurity of elections and specific actions that can be taken now, in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. You can view the agenda below to learn more about the event and register.

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As the world continues to adapt to the COVID-19 pandemic, different forms of cyberattacks have been targeting what is now a largely remote workforce. Philip Reitinger, our President and CEO, was interviewed by Voice of America’s Russian Service about cybersecurity concerns during this time, changes to our working and living models, and simple tips for everyone, from small businesses to their employees. You can read the full interview here — an option for Google Translate should pop up if you’re reading it in English.

Philip Reitinger, GCA’s President and CEO, spoke with the co-founder and Chief Technology Officer of OODA LLC, Bob Gourley, in a video chat for OODA Loop’s OODAcast. They discussed Philip’s background, the current work being done at GCA, and how we’ve all had to adapt to the COVID-19 pandemic that has forced so many to work from home. You can watch the full interview here.

Leveraging Practical Experiences to Reduce Cyber Risk in Remote Working Environments

A virtual roundtable discussion co-organized by UNITAR (United Nations Institute for Training and Research), the Global Cyber Alliance (GCA), and the OAS (Organization of American States).

Who Should Participate? Any remote workers or online students concerned about their cybersecurity and cyber resilience in the new threat landscape after the emergence of COVID-19. A selection of global speakers from organizations and alliances, including the World Economic Forum, the Charter of Trust, and the Cyber Readiness Institute, together with UNITAR, GCA, and the OAS, will offer different perspectives on the issue and will guide the participants through practical solutions at their reach.

Phil Reitinger, GCA President and CEO (presenting)

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The Global Cyber Alliance (GCA) is among a large coalition of nonprofit organizations that have announced their affiliation with the Tech-CARES (CARES) campaign. Organized by Adaptable Security, the campaign is committed to supporting small businesses and nonprofits to help them stay in business during the COVID-19 pandemic. You can read more here about the ways in which CARES helps businesses safely adopt technologies and navigate grants during this unprecedented time.

With an almost entirely remote workforce due to the COVID-19 pandemic, cyber risks are increasing. People may be using their own devices at home which are harder for businesses to monitor, and cybercriminals may be taking advantage of this evolving landscape. Philip Reitinger, our President and CEO, spoke about how the pandemic is changing cybersecurity and offered tips for mitigating risks in a video by one of our partners, Agari – you can check it out here.

GCA is leading a coalition of nonprofits called Work From Home. Secure Your Business. in order to offer support to everyone who is suddenly forced to work remotely. Andy Bates, our Executive Director, UK, Middle East, and India, was interviewed by Tom Field, the Senior Vice President of Information Security Media Group. You can find the full interview here to hear more about how the COVID-19 pandemic has altered the threat landscape and about the long-term challenges of supporting a remote workforce.