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Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. election targeted both our election infrastructure and our confidence in the voting process. Now, amid the backdrop of the COVID-19 pandemic, securing the upcoming 2020 election includes concerns about mail-in ballots in addition to cyberattacks. Megan Stifel, GCA’s Executive Director, Americas, offered insight into these issues in an article in Voice of America’s Russian Service. You can read the full article here — and if you’re reading it in English, an option for Google Translate should pop up.

On Tuesday, October 20th winners of CYBERTACOS’ second annual Cybersecurity Impact Awards will be recognized at a reception held in Washington, D.C. from 5:00PM – 6:00PM ET. Philip Reitinger, our President and CEO, is a judge for the awards which recognize regional companies for their innovation and leadership within the cybersecurity industry. You can visit the event page here to learn more.

Thursday, May 21st is “I Need a Patch for That” day, and the Global Cyber Alliance (@GlobalCyberAlln) will be hosting a Twitter chat with some of our Work From Home coalition partners – the Cyber Readiness Institute (@Cyber_Readiness), the Basque Cybersecurity Centre (@basquecscentre), and the Scottish Business Resilience Centre (@SBRC_Scotland).

Join the discussion at #GCAchat, 10:00 AM ET/3 PM BST/4 PM CEST, and learn more about resources to aid businesses working from home!

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)

Learn More and Register

In a world that needs to stay connected and online, how do we keep individuals and organisations secure? If your technology can be applied to challenges like remote working, disinformation, and supply chain security, LORCA wants to help you scale. They’ve just launched an open call for tech and cyber scaleups to apply for their next accelerator. The deadline to apply is 4 May – you can sign up here and also learn more about the benefits of joining and about their innovation themes.