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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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GCA Press Release

The Hague, the Netherlands

Today, Europol and the Global Cyber Alliance (GCA) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to cooperate on decreasing systemic cyber risk and improving internet security throughout Europe and beyond. The signing ceremony took place at Europol’s headquarters in The Hague.

As part of the MoU, Europol and GCA will fight cybercrime through the exchange of information on cybercrime trends and joint international projects to increase cybersecurity.

To this end, the two organisations will partner to offer best practice recommendations that help organisations secure their networks and domains through the Internet Immunity project. Europol and GCA will initially focus on improving adoption of the DMARC email validation policies, a vital tool that enables organisations to authenticate email and prevent spoofed and fraudulent email.

Additionally, as part of the common efforts in the fight against cybercrime, GCA has agreed to sign up as a supporting partner of the No More Ransom project. Due to continuous interest from public and private sectors, a third enlargement of the No More Ransom project is expected to be announced in the coming weeks.

During today’s meeting, Europol’s European Cybercrime Centre (EC3) delivered presentations on key developments and the challenges ahead in the area of cybercrime.

Regarding the newly-established MoU with GCA, Europol Director Rob Wainwright highlighted: “Cybercrime and cybersecurity are cross-cutting issues, and key tools must be developed to keep cybercriminals at bay. This is all the more important considering that other crime areas, like for instance terrorism and human trafficking, are becoming increasingly cyber-facilitated. Therefore, establishing MoUs with organisations such as GCA, designed to confront, address, and prevent malicious cyber activity, is in line with the priorities described in Europol’s 2016 Internet Organised Crime Threat Assessment (IOCTA).”

“We are bombarded with news reports of cyber attacks and breaches that compromise sensitive information or impair the operations of critical services or infrastructure, but greater awareness of the problem has not led to greater security,” said Phil Reitinger, President and CEO of the Global Cyber Alliance. “Cooperative relationships focused on outcomes, such as the one we are forging here today, will reduce systemic cyber risk in Europe and around the globe.”

“Given the importance of cybersecurity to citizens and institutions around the world, today’s announcement of the formal partnership between Europol and the Global Cyber Alliance (GCA) is a critical development,” said Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance Jr. “The partnership marks an opportunity for GCA to collaborate with European cyber experts and for members of Europol to learn about GCA and its innovative tools. As part of its core mission to reduce cyber vulnerability worldwide, GCA recently announced the release of powerful tools designed to combat phishing attacks and other cyber threats. These tools are free and available to organisations of any size, and it is my hope that through this partnership, others will be encouraged to develop and implement practical safeguards against malicious cyber activity. As a co-founder of GCA, I wish to thank Europol and Director Wainwright for their leadership and to congratulate GCA on this significant achievement.”

“Organisations and law enforcement need to take a page from our approach — by sharing knowledge, methodologies, tools, and best practices,” said Troels Oerting, Global Cyber Alliance Board Chairman and Barclays Group Chief Security Officer (CSO) and Group Chief Information Security Officer (CISO). “GCA’s partnership with Europol will strengthen our ability to work cooperatively across sectors and around the world to eliminate systemic risks to our cybersecurity.”