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Below are conferences, meetings, or other events that GCA team members will be participating in or attending during the coming months. We invite you to bookmark this page to stay updated on the latest schedule of activities.

September 1

Phishing: A Global Pandemic?

Shehzad Mirza – GCA Director of Operations (moderating)

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September 15

Defend and Deliver: Secure Email for Better Brand Protection

Shehzad Mirza – GCA Director of Operations (presenting)

Continuing our efforts to accelerate DMARC adoption, the Global Cyber Alliance is pleased to offer a second round of its 2020 DMARC Bootcamp beginning September 15th. To learn more and sign up to be notified when registration opens later this month, please click here.

Please join us on Monday, June 29, 1:30 PM – 3:15 PM EDT, as we will be hosting an interactive online event featuring panels with leaders in cybersecurity, elections, and government tackling the issues at hand and engaging in candid discussions.

The panelists will discuss improvements in the cybersecurity of elections and specific actions that can be taken now, in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. You can view the agenda below to learn more about the event and register.

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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.

As we get closer to the 2020 elections, it is important for industry stakeholders to continue to offer solutions to enhance the security of our voting process. Megan Stifel, our Executive Director, Americas, wrote about different actions we can take in order to ensure that election officials are provided with the tools they need and that the credibility of our electoral process is strengthened. You can find her article on pages 16 and 17 of the Center for Internet Security‘s Spring Cybersecurity Quarterly.

The COVID-19 pandemic has forced many people to work remotely, and as a result the risk of cyberattacks has risen. GCA President and CEO Phil Reitinger was interviewed by Tom Field, the Senior Vice President of Information Security Media Group. Check out the full interview here, which includes an overview of potential cyber vulnerabilities and tips for how to deal with them.

It’s been just over a year since GCA released its Cybersecurity Toolkit for Small Business, and a French version was recently launched as well. At this year’s RSA Conference, GCA President and CEO Phil Reitinger sat down with Tom Field, the Senior Vice President of Information Security Media Group, to discuss the toolkit’s progress. They also discuss the state of election security, concerns about connected devices, and more. You can watch the interview here.

The Global Cyber Alliance had two major announcements for its first participation at the FIC International Cybersecurity Forum in Lille, France last week: a strategic partnership with Cybermalveillance.gouv.fr and the launch of the French version of its Cybersecurity Toolkit for Small Business.  All that, together with other activities, such as GCA’s participation at two debates on trending topics (one on election security and the other on capacity building in the cyber sphere) and its support to initiatives like the Cyber 9/12 competition, the Paris Call, and the Global Forum on Cyber Expertise (GFCE), created significant media interest around our organization.

Below you will find some highlights of that media coverage. For updates on our social media impact, you can follow the #GCAenFrançais hashtag.

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La Global Cyber Alliance avait deux grandes annonces pour sa première participation au Forum International de la Cybersécurité (FIC) à Lille la semaine dernière: un partenariat stratégique avec Cybermalveillance.gouv.fr et le lancement de la version en français de sa Boîte à outils pour petites entreprises. Tout cela, ainsi que d’autres activités, telles que la participation à deux tables rondes sur des sujets d’actualité (l’une sur la sécurité numérique des processus électoraux et l’autre sur le développement de compétences face au cyberespace) ou le soutien aux initiatives telles que le concours Cyber 9/12, l’Appel de Paris et le Global Forum on Cyber Expertise (GFCE), a créé un intérêt médiatique significatif autour de notre association.

Vous trouverez ci-dessous une sélection de cette couverture médiatique. Pour les mises à jour de notre impact sur les réseaux sociaux, vous pouvez suivre le hashtag #GCAenFrançais.

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https://www.solutions-numeriques.com/securite/en-live-fic-2020-la-global-cyber-alliance-et-cybermalveillance-gouv-fr-proposent-un-toolkit-de-securite-gratuit-aux-pme-francaises/

https://www.sciencesetavenir.fr/high-tech/web/le-casse-tete-de-l-ingerence-electorale-en-ligne_141062

https://www.undernews.fr/undernews/quelles-bases-pour-une-cyber-hygiene-mondiale.html