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GCA partner DMARC Analyzer is hosting a webinar where participants will learn how to eliminate SPAM and phishing attacks that are spoofing their brands.  Dirk Jan Koekkoek, CEO of DMARC Analyzer, and Michiel van de Vis, DMARC Anaylzer’s CTO, will be interviewed by tech journalist, Herbert Blankesteijn, and will discuss how to protect yourself as well as share some well-known attacks.

The webinar will be on Wednesday, May 29, 2019 at 8:00 PM CEST/ 2:00 PM EDT.

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

 

“I’ve been able to make the same prediction about cyber security ever since I started in it in 1995. Back then, I could have sat before you and said, ‘next year, things will be worse.’ That is true every year until now.”


IACD Automate recently hosted Integrated Cyber May 2019 where GCA’s President and CEO, Phil Reitinger, was a keynote speaker. He opened up his session with the quote above, and he believes cyber security will continue to worsen because our strategy is not working. “We do not have an approach that addresses the challenges of the internet,” he tells the audience.

Reitinger believes there are two interrelated problems that are causing these cyber difficulties: scale and complexity.

Watch the full keynote below to see all that our CEO has to say on cyber security, scale and complexity.

 

Time Magazine published an article this month reporting why the 2020 presidential campaigns are still vulnerable to cyber attacks, including a mention of recent Global Cyber Alliance research on the state of email security of the early Democratic presidential candidates.

“In March, the DNC moved up a briefing for campaign staffs about email security after an analysis from security advocacy group Global Cyber Alliance reported just four of the 14 declared major candidates had secured email systems.”

In keeping with our mantra – Do Something. Measure It. – GCA is committed to promoting and developing solutions to improve our global cyber posture. Protecting the integrity of the election process is critical. Stay tuned for more news from GCA in the coming months as we continue to raise the bar on security and roll-out new solutions to help our global community.

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After comprehensive audit, the Global Cyber Alliance’s website honored for consumer protection, security and privacy


April 17, 2019 – New York, NY – The Global Cyber Alliance announced that it has been named to the Internet Society’s latest Online Trust Alliance (OTA) Audit and Honor Roll. The Audit and Honor Roll is the de facto standard for recognizing website excellence in consumer protection, security, and responsible privacy practices for the world’s top companies.

“The Global Cyber Alliance (GCA) is pleased to once again be included on the OTA’s Honor Roll. Shining a light on privacy and security practices encourages us to take stock of where we are and what we can do better,” said Shehzad Mirza, Global Cyber Alliance Director of Operations. “At GCA, security and privacy are foremost to our mission. We take seriously our own practices and want others to do the same so we build more trust and confidence in our digital world.”

Over the past three years GCA has been an ardent champion of DMARC, an email authentication protocol, encouraging global adoption and delivering resources to make implementation easier. GCA was also the organization behind the development of the secure DNS service Quad9 (in collaboration with IBM and Packet Clearing House), now an independent organization. Earlier this year GCA launched the GCA Cybersecurity Toolkit for Small Business, an online collection of free tools geared towards small and medium-sized businesses to give them operational tools and guidance to shore up their cyber defenses. Learn more at www.GlobalCyberAlliance.org.

As the only comprehensive, independent online trust benchmark study, the OTA Online Trust Audit evaluates websites in three main categories: domain, brand and consumer protection; site, server and infrastructure security; and privacy, transparency and disclosures. Based on a composite weighted analysis, sites that scored 80 percent or better overall, without failing in any one category, received the honor roll designation (read the entire methodology here).

“In this age where many companies are accused of putting profits ahead of customers, the websites that made the Honor Roll should be commended for their commitment to online trust,” said Jeff Wilbur, Technical Director of the Online Trust Alliance initiative at the Internet Society. “This designation shows that you can be one of the world’s most successful businesses without sacrificing consumer privacy, protection, and security.”

OTA audited more than 1,200 of the top consumer-facing websites spanning banking, consumer services, U.S. government, healthcare, news and media, retail, Internet Service Providers, mobile carriers, email providers, and web hosters. It found that 70 percent of analyzed websites qualified for the honor roll. The Federal government category surged to the front with 91 percent of sites placing on the honor roll. Healthcare, a new sector this year that includes pharmacies, testing labs, insurance companies, and hospital chains, had the lowest overall honor roll placement at 57 percent. More details about the 2018 OTA Online Trust Audit and Honor Roll is at https://otalliance.org/2018HonorRoll.

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. GCA, a 501(c)3, was founded in September 2015 by the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office, the City of London Police and the Center for Internet Security. Learn more at www.globalcyberalliance.org.

About OTA

The Internet Society’s Online Trust Alliance (OTA) identifies and promotes security and privacy best practices that build consumer confidence in the Internet. Leading public and private organizations, vendors, researchers, and policymakers contribute to and follow OTA’s guidance to help make online transactions safer and better protect users’ data. The Internet Society is a global nonprofit dedicated to ensuring an open, globally connected, trustworthy, and secure Internet for everyone.

 

The Global Cyber Alliance conducted an analysis last week showing that most of the 2020 Democratic presidential primary candidates have not taken the necessary steps to secure their email systems. The analysis also reported that only four of the then-14 Democratic candidates’ websites were using a security protocol to ensure emails sent from a campaign address were actually from the campaign. Once CNN reported the story, three more candidates took action to implement DMARC!

Domain-based Message Authentication, Reporting and Conformance (DMARC) is a solution that verifies if sent emails are from the website they claim to be from. “There’s lots of things you can do to help protect email,” Phil Reitinger, president and CEO of Global Cyber Alliance, told CNN. “Use of DMARC is really table stakes for whether you’re serious about email security.” GCA has developed a DMARC tool that is free and helps organizations get started with setting up DMARC to better protect their email systems.

To read the full article posted by CNN, click on the image below!