GCA Toolkit



CyberScoop‘s Editor-in-Chief, Greg Otto, got the chance to talk with Phil Reitinger, President & CEO of GCA, at RSAConference 2019, where GCA was the nonprofit sponsor for the third year.

The topic of conversation was all about the GCA Cybersecurity Toolkit for Small Business, and of course, Reitinger was more than happy to discuss the “cookbook” for basic cyber hygiene that small businesses should take advantage of.

You can watch the full interview below!

Lagos State Ministry of Justice introduced today the GCA Cybersecurity Toolkit for Small Business in an effort to reduce cybercrime in Lagos State

Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice Lagos State, Mr. Adeniji Kazeem, spoke on the toolkit stating, “The major driving force for the deployment of the cyber security toolkit for small businesses in Lagos State is its apparent potential to reduce cybercrime which in-turn has a significant impact on our collective gains as a Ministry that focuses on creating a crime free society.’’

Cyber security is both domestically and internationally needed. Lagos State Ministry of Justice has partnered with GCA to help prevent against cyber attacks.

Cheddar interview

Craigslist founder, Craig Newmark, and GCA’s CEO and President, Phil Reitinger, sat down with Cheddar today to discuss the new toolkit GCA is in the midst of developing ahead of the 2020 Presidential Election.

Newmark has donated more than $1 million to GCA to help develop the tools necessary to keep journalists and the election process safe. Moreover, Reitinger expresses his concerns regarding the 2020 election, stating there are “still a lot of holes” in the election process for hackers to take advantage of.

To watch the full interview, click below.




GCA’s President and CEO, Phil Reitinger, and Mastercard’s Senior Vice President and Cybersecurity Evangelist, Jon Brickey, were happy to sit down with SC Media’s Executive Editor, Teri Robinson, to discuss the GCA Cybersecurity Toolkit  for Small Business at the RSA Conference last month.

Small businesses are extremely vulnerable to the same cyber attacks larger enterprises encounter, but unfortunately smaller businesses lack the resources larger enterprises have access to for protection. In the interview, Reitinger and Brickey discuss how the toolkit protects small businesses.

Click the picture below to watch the full interview.

Craig Newmark, Craigslist’s founder, supplied a very generous gift to the Global Cyber Alliance – funding for the development of the latest toolkits that GCA has been working on. The new toolkits will have cybersecurity tools for journalists and election offices as they prepare for the upcoming 2020 US elections.

“Our country is under attack by some really bad actors and we need to help protect the people who keep our democracy safe. That includes journalists and that includes people who run our elections,” says Newmark.

GCA’s CEO and President, Phil Reitinger, is leveraging the expertise from the development of the GCA Cybersecurity Toolkit for Small Business to develop different tools that are made to specifically protect journalists, elections offices, and the NGOs that monitor elections.

To read the full article posted by Dark Reading, please click here.

The GCA Cybersecurity Toolkit for Small Business landed a spot in the Spring 2019 Issue of Cybersecurity Quarterly, the official digital publication from CIS.

GCA’s Global Communications Officer, Aimée Larsen Kirkpatrick, wrote a piece about the toolkit in which she discusses the cyber threats small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) face as well as what the toolkit is and how it works to protect SMBs.

Click on the picture below to read the full quarterly, and scroll to pages 18-19 to find Aimée’s article.

Cybersecurity Quarterly