GCA Cybersecurity Toolkit for Elections



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.

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.

Craig Newmark is concerned for the upcoming 2020 election regrading cyber attacks. Newmark fears that history will repeat itself which is why he partnered with the Global Cyber Alliance earlier this year. He donated $1 million to the nonprofit to support their creation of multiple toolkits for election officials, journalists, and community organizations.

“I’ve seen that our election and its integrity are being attacked by foreign adversaries and their domestic allies,” states the craigslist founder. “I feel that I should tell people who are smarter than me: Defend the election, and thereby defend the country.”

Additionally, Newmark will be donating another $750,000 via Craig Newmark Philanthropies in an effort to push GCA’s mission further.

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Craig Newmark Supports the Global Cyber Alliance

During the Global Cities III Conference, GCA’s Chief Operating Officer, Mary Kavaney, spoke about election security.  Kavaney and Eric Friedberg, Co-President of Stroz Friedberg, discussed U.S. elections and how to protect them from cyber attacks.  Watch the full discussion about election security below.

Moreover, the Global Cyber Alliance recently released the GCA Cybersecurity Toolkit for Elections. This toolkit comprises multiple tools and resources to help election offices combat cyber attacks.