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London, UK – The Global Cyber Alliance (GCA) welcomes Deloitte to its partner ranks. In November, Sir Robert Wainwright, Senior Partner for Deloitte’s Cyber practice in North West Europe, was appointed to the GCA board of directors. Prior to his role with Deloitte, Wainwright served as Executive Director of Europol, the EU’s law enforcement agency which coordinates global operations against cyber, criminal and terrorist networks.

“The Global Cyber Alliance provides a valuable service in bringing like-mind organisations and communities together to address cyber security with solutions that are measurable and reduce risk,” said Wainwright. “Cybersecurity is not just the domain of enterprise organisations and governments. Cyber-crime is borderless and the threats affect all of us, from individuals, small business, large enterprises and governments. Deloitte is proud to be a partner with GCA and support its mission to eradicate cyber risk by making good cyber security more accessible to all.”

“Deloitte’s commitment to and expertise in cyber security is a welcome addition to the GCA partner roster. We look forward to working with Deloitte and the addition of Mr. Wainwright to the GCA board of directors,” said Philip Reitinger, GCA President and CEO.

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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.

New York, November 15, 2018 – The Global Cyber Alliance (GCA) announced today the appointment of Sir Robert Wainwright to its Board of Directors. Mr. Wainwright, a senior partner for Deloitte’s cyber practice in Northwest Europe, was voted onto the board during the GCA’s quarterly Board meeting.

Mr. Wainwright has been instrumental in implementing policies and programs that increase the resilience of government and business sectors to dynamic cybersecurity threats. As the former Executive Director of Europol for nearly a decade, he transformed the agency into a world-class security institution that connects more than 1,200 law enforcement agencies and supports over 60,000 cross-border investigations of organized crime, terrorism and cybercrime each year. He pioneered the use of data and technology to drive a better response across Europe to cybercrime, terrorism and other major threats.

Mr. Wainwright holds a number of distinctions, including serving as a member of the European Council of Foreign Relations and as a Board Member with the Centre for Cybersecurity at the World Economic Forum. He was appointed Knight Commander of the Most Distinguished Order of Saint Michael and Saint George (KCMG) by HM The Queen in June 2018. He earned a Bachelor of Science (BSc), International Relations and Affairs, from the London School of Economics and Political Science.

“It’s an honor to be a part of the GCA Board and contribute to the organization’s commendable mission,” said Wainwright. “Cybersecurity threats continue to affect each of us, at every level, and the only way we can successfully protect ourselves is through collaboration and positive, measurable action. I support GCA’s commitment to these principles and am happy to play a role in GCA’s global efforts.”

City of London Police Commissioner Ian Dyson said, “I’m pleased to have Mr. Wainwright join the GCA Board. He understands the global challenges we face and has been a leader in the fight against cybercrime across Europe. His tremendous expertise and commitment to the greater good will no doubt contribute significantly to GCA’s success in improving the security of our connected world.”

Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance, Jr. said,  “Mr. Wainwright has spent his entire career combatting organized crime and terrorism, and is highly respected among law enforcement leaders around the globe for his thoughtful and deeply collaborative approach. I am honored to be working with Rob again. His participation on our Board will significantly enhance the success of GCA’s global mission.”

Center for Internet Security CEO John Gilligan said, “Mr. Wainwright is an excellent addition to the GCA Board. He brings a wealth of knowledge and experience in addressing cybersecurity threats across the public and private sectors. His commitment to action aligns well with that of GCA. We look forward to his contributions as we continue our global efforts.”

GCA Board Chairman Scott Charney said, “I welcome Mr. Wainwright to our distinguished Board. He brings decades of experience fighting cybercrime and has a well-earned reputation as a cybersecurity leader. We thank him for his willingness to serve and look forward to his insights, enthusiasm and dedication to GCA’s global mission of eradicating cyber risk.”

GCA President and CEO Philip Reitinger said, “Mr. Wainwright has an impressive track record in addressing cybersecurity challenges and bringing communities together. He embodies the spirit of collaboration and innovation that are at the core of GCA’s mission, and his participation on our Board will prove to be invaluable as GCA continues to grow in Europe and around the world.” 

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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Phil Reitinger in Founders' Video

As part of our third anniversary, we asked our Founders and leadership team to speak about why it was so important to establish the Global Cyber Alliance and how we can make a difference. Please listen in!

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Influential Industry Leaders Will Help Shape and Expand GCA’s Global Reach


LONDON, May 31, 2018 – The Global Cyber Alliance (GCA) announced today the installation of eight individuals to serve as GCA Ambassadors who will further the nonprofit’s mission of eradicating cyber risk. These individuals were chosen because of their tremendous reputations in the cybersecurity community and their commitment to making a positive difference in addressing cyber challenges. The Ambassadors, who serve one-year terms, are:

Yossi Appleboum, Co-CEO, Sepio Systems

Barry Gooch, Chairman, Prevention of Fraud in Travel (PROFiT)

David Harcourt, Chief Security Advisor, BT

Tony Krzyzewski, Co-founder and Director, SAM for Compliance

Jenny Menna, Senior Vice President and Cybersecurity Partnership Executive, U.S. Bank

Graeme Newman, Chief Innovation Officer, CFC Underwriting Ltd.

Jay Singh, Marketing and Partnerships, Red Sift

Nicola Staub, Prosecutor, Public Prosecutor’s Office, Canton of Schwyz, Switzerland

The Ambassadors come from diverse backgrounds and comprise an international cadre of influential leaders, representing organizations in Israel, New Zealand, Switzerland, the U.K., and the U.S., and spanning several sectors including financial services, law enforcement, technology, telecommunications and travel.

The Ambassadors will help increase the adoption of existing and future GCA tools and solutions, including its DMARC email authentication efforts and Quad9, the DNS security service that protects against malicious websites while preserving privacy. The Ambassadors will serve key roles in facilitating early testing of GCA tools and will assist with public outreach to ensure these resources are globally available. Ambassadors will also support sustainability efforts for the nonprofit, which makes its tools available to everyone, at no cost.

“We are so pleased that these expert individuals have agreed to serve as GCA Ambassadors,” said Andy Bates, GCA executive director for the United Kingdom, Europe, Middle East and Africa. “They will help us expand our reach within the international community and serve a vital role in shaping the future direction of GCA. It is important to a global organisation to have friends who understand local culture.”

“It’s truly an honor to have this group of influential and talented individuals helping us in our efforts to make the Internet a safer and more secure place for all global citizens,” said Maryam Rahmani, GCA global partnership officer. “Their willingness to contribute their time and expertise toward making a positive difference in our collective cybersecurity exemplifies the spirit of collaboration that is the cornerstone of GCA.”

Yossi Appleboum, Co-CEO, Sepio Systems said, “I’m honored to serve as a Global Cyber Alliance Ambassador and have the opportunity to help in build an ecosystem that connects between the GCA, governments and industry for creating a better secured society. I am looking forward to contributing my experience in building robust cybersecurity platforms and promoting them to the current GCA products such as Quad9 and the DMARC Setup Guide and to the future ones.”

Barry Gooch, Chairman, Prevention of Fraud in Travel (PROFiT) said, “We all rely on the internet.  I am humbled to be appointed as a GCA Ambassador, and I truly believe that it is only by working collectively and inclusively across international boundaries and sectors that we can identify and counter malign cyber activity and measure the effectiveness of our work.  GCA’s work in producing accessible and free solutions is exactly what is required for the digital economy to flourish, and we should all support it.”

David Harcourt, Chief Security Advisor, BT said, “I’m proud to have been asked to be a GCA Ambassador and the opportunity it provides to reach further in driving cybersecurity improvements across the industry, making the internet a safer place for everyone as it becomes more fundamental to our day to day lives.”

Tony Krzyzewski, Co-founder and Director of SAM for Compliance said, “I am delighted to be able to take on the role of Ambassador for the Global Cyber Alliance. I believe that the Alliance plays a very important role in helping reduce cybersecurity related risk across the world and, with this Ambassadorship, this presence will be enhanced within the Australasian region.”

Jenny Menna, Senior Vice President and Cybersecurity Partnership Executive at U.S. Bank said, “U.S. Bank is committed to improving the cybersecurity ecosystem. The work that GCA is advancing does just that, from developing tools to simplify DMARC adoption to exploring IoT security.  I am proud to be appointed as a GCA Ambassador.”

Graeme Newman, Chief Innovation Officer, CDC Underwriting said, “The GCA takes a refreshing, pragmatic approach to combating cyber risk – identifying and implementing concrete, measurable actions and soliciting engagement from a variety of industries and geographies. The cyber insurance sector, in particular, has a responsibility to support this mission, and I’m eager to amplify the work the GCA is doing through my role as Ambassador.”

Jay Singh, Marketing and Partnerships, Red Sift said, “The GCA plays a pivotal role in raising awareness and adoption of DMARC globally, and it’s an honour to have been selected as a GCA Ambassador to champion the innovation that underpins the GCA’s solutions and tools. I look forward to working with like-minded information security professionals towards our shared mission of eliminating the cyber challenges faced globally by industries and governments over the coming year.”

Nicola Staub, Prosecutor, Public Prosecutor’s Office, Canton of Schwyz, Switzerland said,  “As a Prosecutor I am doing my best to investigate cyber crimes and bring people to justice who commit them. However, a crime prevented is far better than a crime prosecuted. Supporting the Global Cyber Alliance was therefore a no-brainer: the fight against cyber crimes requires a collective, cross-sector and transnational effort. I am proud to be a part of that.”

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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Terry Wilson, our Director of Outreach for the UK, Europe, the Middle East and Africa, sat down recently with GCA partner The Wealth Mosaic, to give a brief overview of what the Global Cyber Alliance is all about.

Terry Wilson

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