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Global Cyber Alliance partner SecureWorld is pleased to offer GCA partners and friends a discounted registration for a few upcoming SecureWorld events that will include participation from members of our GCA team. Click on the image below to learn more about these events and register today with the following promotional codes:

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SecureWorld Bay Area

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Global Cyber Alliance partner SecureWorld is pleased to offer GCA partners and friends a discounted registration for a few upcoming SecureWorld events that will include participation from members of our GCA team. Click on the image below to learn more about these events and register today with the following promotional codes:

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GCA partner ITU

Secured Cyberspace Vital for the Development of the Digital Economy


Geneva, 20 July 2018 –  ITU and the Global Cyber Alliance signed on 9 July a joint declaration to cooperate for a safer and more secure information society.

Under the agreement, the two organizations will explore the possibility of developing mechanisms, tools and services to help ITU Members improve their level of preparedness and response against cyber threats.

“This agreement continues ITU’s longstanding commitment to cybersecurity,” said ITU Secretary-General Houlin Zhao. “Through our work, more and more people around the globe are connecting to the digital economy every day. We must strive to ensure it is a safe and secure environment that benefits all. This innovative joint initiative will make great strides to do just that.”

Mr Brahima Sanou, Director of the ITU Telecommunication Development Bureau and Mr. Philip Reitinger, President and Chief Executive Officer at Global Cyber Alliance signed the declaration.

“Cybersecurity will continue to be a big challenge as we use technologies such as the Internet of Things and Artificial Intelligence. The impact could go far beyond simple hacking or data breach,” said Mr. Sanou. “As with most ICT issues, the solution is often imbedded in the problem. I am pleased to see that this cooperation adds to our on-going collaboration with stakeholders in the ICT sector to work together to create an enabling environment for the future.”

“The partnership with the ITU provides the Global Cyber Alliance with an opportunity to bring solutions that will reduce cyber risk to the world. Participation with ITU expands our reach around the world, allowing us to advance our initiatives and bring more scale to what we do,” said Mr. Reitinger. “I look forward to evolving our relationship with ITU and establishing areas of mutual cooperation that will benefit society.”

Building confidence and security in the use of telecommunications/ICTs is one of the objectives of the ITU Telecommunication Development Sector (ITU-D), endorsed by the 2017 World Telecommunication Development Conference (WTDC-17). It aims to strengthen the capacity of Member States to effectively share information, find solutions, respond to cybersecurity threats, and to develop and implement national strategies and capabilities.

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. We achieve our mission by uniting global communities, implementing concrete solutions, and measuring the effect.  Learn more at www.globalcyberalliance.org.

Fed Gov 90 Days to DMARC

The Global Cyber Alliance Provides Free Tools for Agencies to Meet

U.S. Department of Homeland Security Deadline


WASHINGTON, D.C., July 16, 2018 – U.S. federal government agencies have less than 90 days to meet a U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Binding Operational Directive (BOD) focused on bolstering email and website security for all federal agencies that operate .gov email and website domains. The federal government has made good progress toward fulfilling the directive, with 74% of the domains tested having implemented a DMARC policy, however, less than half of the domains (47%) are at the highest policy level of “reject” – the setting that prevents spoofed email from being delivered to people. Agencies have three more months to meet the requirements of the directive.

By October 16, 2018, all agencies are required to deploy the email security protocol DMARC (Domain-based Message Authentication, Reporting & Conformance) at the policy level of “reject” to prevent spammers and phishers from using an organization’s name to conduct cyberattacks.

Since the BOD was issued on October 16, 2017, GCA research has found that more than 600 agency email domains have moved to the most secure “reject” setting for DMARC. In total, 605 domains are set to “reject” and 26 are set at the second-highest security level, “quarantine”. However, half of all federal government email domains (319) have only deployed DMARC at its least secure setting or have not deployed DMARC at all (334).

“DHS has shown tremendous leadership in requiring the deployment of advanced email and web security tools that will protect consumers, government workers and our nation’s critical infrastructure,” said Philip Reitinger, president and CEO of the Global Cyber Alliance. “Even with difficulties, agencies should at least have implemented DMARC at its most simple level. It takes little time, does not risk disruption of service, and provides insight on operations and threats.”

GCA has helped organizations implement DMARC with a collection of free resources that include the GCA DMARC Setup Guide, instructional videos, and webinars. Agencies can take advantage of these resources online at www.dmarc.globalcyberalliance.org.

DMARC weeds out fake emails (known as direct domain spoofing) deployed by spammers and phishers targeting the inboxes of any person with an email address.  According to the 2018 Symantec ISTR report, 1 in 131 emails contained malware, the highest rate in 5 years.

Without DMARC protection, hackers can create emails that appear to be from a trusted source but instead contain malicious links or ask for additional personal information that could be provided by unsuspecting consumers.

 

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. We achieve our mission by uniting global communities, implementing concrete solutions, and measuring the effect.  Learn more at www.globalcyberalliance.org.

 

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BRUSSEL, 25 juni 2018- Global Cyber Alliance (GCA) heeft vandaag aangekondigd dat ze hun werking uitbreiden in continentaal Europa en dat ze Līga Raita Rozentāle aannemen als Directeur GCA, Europese Unie (EU). Mevrouw Rozentāle zal tewerkgesteld zijn in Brussel. Ze zal de groei van GCA in Europa begeleiden en als liaison fungeren met de EU.

“We vergroten ons bereik in continentaal Europa zodat we globaal verder kunnen samenwerken,” zei Philip Reitinger, voorzitter en CEO van GCA. “Līga beschikt over een indrukwekkende portfolio bij de Raad van Europa en over zeer uitgebreide kennis inzake cyberbeveiliging en -beleid in een multiculturele omgeving. We prijzen ons gelukkig dat we over zo’n expertise kunnen beschikken bij GCA en we kijken ernaar uit om Lïga’s talenten in te zetten bij ons streven naar het uitroeien van cyberrisico’s.”

Rozentāle vervoegt GCA terwijl de organisatie volop sterke vooruitgang boekt bij het inperken van systematische cyberrisico’s.

De succesvolle Quad9 DNS beveiligingsdienst die ervoor zorgt dat gebruikers niet op schadelijke websites terecht komen, is meer dan 35 keer groter geworden sinds de lancering ervan in november 2017. De dienst beslaat nu meer dan 120 landen en heeft over de laatste zes maand meer dan 360 miljoen verbindingen naar schadelijke en aangetaste websites geblokkeerd.

Bovendien hebben meer dan 22 000 organisaties in 167 landen gebruik gemaakt van de installatiehandleiding van GCA Domain-based Message Authentication, Reporting & Conformance (DMARC) om de beveiliging van hun e-maildomein te controleren op veiligheid wat betreft phishing en spoofing. Bijna 5 000 organisaties hebben DMARC gebruikt om hun werknemers, partners en klanten te beschermen tegen scammers die webdomeinen proberen kapen om persoonlijke of financiële informatie te verkrijgen.

“Ik ben blij deel uit te maken van Global Cyber Alliance en te kunnen bijdragen aan het ongelofelijke werk van deze organisatie,“ zei Rozentāle. “Mijn passie voor cyberveiligheid en mijn engagement om resultaten te verkrijgen passen perfect bij GCA. Ik ben helemaal klaar om met de EU en de lidstaten samen te werken en de uitdagingen inzake cyberveiligheid aan te gaan.”

Voor haar tewerkstelling bij GCA trad mevrouw Rozentāle op als Raadgever Cyberbeveiligingsbeleid bij de Permanente Vertegenwoordiging van Letland bij de EU. Daar was ze verantwoordelijk voor de onderhandelingen inzake legislatieve en niet-legislatieve cyberbeveiliging en -verdediging bij de EU, de NAVO en andere internationale organisaties. Mevrouw Rozentāle is zeer ervaren wat betreft veiligheidsbeleid en internationale relaties, o.a. door een fellowship bij de Verenigde Naties. Ze behaalde een Bachelor of Arts aan de Universiteit van Illinois en een Master of Arts aan het Middlebury Institute of International Studies in Monterey, California.

“Global Cyber Alliance blijft sterke relaties opbouwen en wil de globale gemeenschap verenigen teneinde onze collectieve cyberveiligheid te vergroten. We versterken deze samenwerking nog door een nieuwe, toegewijde aanwezigheid in Brussel onder leiding van mevrouw Rozentāle. Dit is een mijlpaal voor het bereiken van de doelen van GCA,” zei Ian Dyson, commissaris van de City of London Police. “Mevrouw Rozentāle heeft haar carrière gewijd aan veiligheid en internationale relaties, en we zijn blij dat ze die deskundigheid meebrengt naar GCA.”

“De indienstneming van mevrouw Rozentāle is belangrijk voor Global Cyber Alliance. De voortdurende uitbreiding van GCA in Europa en het opbouwen van relaties met de Raad van Europa is van het grootste belang en maakt het mogelijk voor GCA om de globale cyberrisico’s in te schatten en aan te pakken,” zei Scott Charney, de Vicevoorzitter van Microsoft voor Veiligheidsbeleid en de Voorzitter van de Raad van Bestuur van Global Cyber Alliance. “Ik ben er trots op dat ik GCA vertegenwoordig en ik kijk ernaar uit om verder te groeien en te cyberrisico’s te doen afnemen.”

Over Global Cyber Alliance

Global Cyber Alliance (GCA) is een internationale, intersectorale organisatie die gewijd is aan het uitroeien van cyberrisico’s en het verbeteren van onze verbonden wereld. We bereiken ons doel door globale gemeenschappen te verenigen, concrete oplossingen te implementeren en het effect te meten. Meer informatie vindt u op www.globalcyberalliance.org.

 

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BRUSSELS, June 25, 2018- The Global Cyber Alliance (GCA) today announced expansion of its operations into continental Europe and the hiring of Līga Raita Rozentāle, who is joining GCA as Director, European Union (EU). Ms. Rozentāle, who is based in Brussels, will help guide the growth of GCA throughout the European region and will serve as a liaison with the EU.

“Expanding our reach throughout continental Europe enables us to further our collaboration at the global level,” said Philip Reitinger, president and CEO of GCA. “Līga has an impressive portfolio with the Council of the EU and tremendous knowledge of cybersecurity practices and policies within multicultural environments. We are fortunate to have that expertise at GCA, and we look forward to leveraging Līga’s talents toward our mission of eradicating cyber risk.”

Rozentāle joins GCA at a time when the organisation is making tremendous strides in its mission to mitigate systemic cyber risk.

The successful Quad9 DNS security service, which protects users from accessing known malicious websites, has grown more than 35-fold since its launch in November 2017, now reaches more than 120 countries, and has blocked up to 360 million connections to malicious and compromised websites in the past six months.

In addition, more than 22,000 organizations in 167 countries have used the GCA Domain-based Message Authentication, Reporting & Conformance (DMARC) Setup Guide to check their email domain’s phishing security and spoofing security. Nearly 5,000 organisations have deployed DMARC to protect their employees, partners and customers from being tricked by scammers trying to hijack their web domain to steal personal or financial information.

“I am thrilled to be part of the Global Cyber Alliance and contribute to the incredible work of this organisation,” Rozentāle said. “My passion for cybersecurity and commitment to getting results are perfectly aligned with GCA, and I’m excited to help expand the reach across the EU and the Member States as we work together to address cyber challenges.”

Prior to her position at GCA, Ms. Rozentāle served as Counsellor-Cybersecurity Policy at the Latvian Permanent Representation to the EU, where she was responsible for negotiations on legislative and nonlegislative cybersecurity issues and promoting Latvian national interests in cybersecurity and cyber defense at the EU, NATO and other international organisations. Ms. Rozentāle has extensive experience in security policy and international relations, including a fellowship at the United Nations. She has a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Illinois and a Master of Arts from the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey, California.

“The Global Cyber Alliance continues to build strong relationships in its efforts of uniting the global community to improve our collective cybersecurity. Expanding the partnerships with a new, dedicated presence in Brussels, under the leadership of Ms. Rozentāle, is a key milestone in accomplishing GCA goals,” said Ian Dyson, City of London Police Commissioner. “Ms. Rozentāle has dedicated her career to security and international relations, and we are pleased that she brings that expertise to GCA.”

“The hiring of Ms. Rozentāle marks a significant achievement for the Global Cyber Alliance. GCA’s continued expansion into Europe and building of relationships with the Council of the EU is paramount to GCA’s ability to scale and address global cyber risk,” said Scott Charney, Microsoft’s Vice President for Security Policy and Global Cyber Alliance Chairman of the Board. “I’m proud to represent GCA and look forward to its continued growth and success reducing cyber risk.”

About Global Cyber Alliance

The Global Cyber Alliance (GCA) is an international, cross-sector effort dedicated to eradicating cyber risk and improving our connected world. We achieve our mission by uniting global communities, implementing concrete solutions, and measuring the effect.  Learn more at www.globalcyberalliance.org.

 

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