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Why are cybersecurity alliances being formed?


In a recent article published in the Web Writer Spotlight, Cathy Trimidal argues that even though the risk of cyber-attacks has steadily risen, often times governments haven’t taken the necessary actions to protect their citizens. This lack of trust between companies and policy makers, she writes, has led many to seek alternative solutions, namely entering various cyber alliances such as the Global Cyber Alliance (GCA). She discusses the advantages of companies being a part of these larger alliances, in which information sharing can lead not only to heightened security for individual companies but to increased security in the digital world for us all.

To read Trimidal’s full article, please click here.

Our Executive Director of the UK, Middle East and India, Andy Bates, sat down with Mathew Schwartz of DataBreachToday to discuss the future of cyber security. In the interview below, Andy discusses the following:

  • The evolution of online crime and nation-state attacks;
  • Strategies for addressing top business challenges;
  • Free and tools to help organizations improve their cybersecurity posture.

To watch the interview, please click on the picture below.

Andy Bates talks about the future of cybersecurity.

On October 30th, GCA will provide a webinar about DMARC. In this webinar, GCA will provide an overview of DMARC, which explains what DMARC protects against, why it is important to implement, and the various components involved with implementation.

DMARC is considered the industry standard for email authentication to prevent attacks in which malicious third parties send harmful email using a counterfeit address. DMARC stops email impersonation – by implementing DMARC, domains lower the odds of their domains being spoofed and used for phishing attacks on recipients. The result of a domain not implementing any form of DMARC policy is exposing its recipients to possible phishing attacks and, unsurprisingly, 91% of all cyber-attacks begin with a phishing email.

Since June 2016, the Global Cyber Alliance (GCA) has been working to accelerate adoption of DMARC through advocacy, by providing a set of tools, and campaigns to drive deployment. GCA also measured the economic impact of DMARC. In just a few short years, GCA’s DMARC initiative has resulted in more than 5,700 organizations across more than 180 countries adopting DMARC. This has led to estimated financial benefits of more than $19 Million USD in 2018 across a diverse array of industries and governments.Moreover, the $19M estimate is merely from GCA’s activity. GCA’s other partners, including nonprofit organizations, commercial vendors, governments, and enterprises are also deploying and supporting the deployment of DMARC. For these organizations, the most-affected 1% of them will save $302,000 per year solely from reducing business email compromise (BEC) through DMARC, even assuming only 1% of BEC emails lead to action. If that number grows to 5%, the loss reduction for that 1% is $1.3M per year. Adding that up across the Internet is a big number, and that is from BEC losses alone.

Join us on October 30th. Register here.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

 

 

 

Heliview

The EU team of Global Cyber Alliance will close its crazy autumn (eleven events in nine European countries!) with a very special event in Brussels where they have worked as Programme Partners – the ‘Digital Identity and Trust Summit’, organised by Heliview.nl. For this event, GCA has contributed with two speakers from two of its key partners, Red Sift and Mastercard.

For more details, please visit the event site here.

Register here with GCA’s special access code.

 

 

Harlem Workshop

58% of cybercrime targets small businesses… don’t be the next statistic!


Join GCA in New York City for an interactive workshop where you will learn about the cyber risks small businesses face. You will walk away with the necessary knowledge needed to better protect your business from a cyber-attack.

The session will take place on Thursday, November 7th, from 8:30am to 12:30pm (EDT) at Silicon Harlem.

Please click on the picture below to register for the event!