San Francisco, February 26, 2020 – GCA was honored last night with the SC Media 2020 Editor’s Choice Award which was presented during a ceremony in San Francisco during RSA Conference 2020.

The award is given based on information culled from SC Media events, through research conducted by the SC Media editorial team for various features and news articles, and conversations with and feedback from readers, analysts, vendors, and the Editorial Advisory Board of SC Magazine.

The award recognizes GCA’s development and deployment of global solutions that contribute to eradicating cyber risk. In 2019 we achieved a number of successes in our continued collaboration with our partners. We launched cybersecurity toolkits for small businesses and for election offices to provide these entities with practical, implementable tools to address some of the most common cyber risks. We also tackled the growing threats to the IoT environment with the implementation of the Automated IoT Defence Ecosystem (AIDE) platform, which enables IoT device manufacturers, small businesses, and others to identify vulnerabilities, mitigate risks, and secure IoT devices. To further GCA’s efforts to support secure elections and protect democracy, we have partnered with Craig Newmark Philanthropies to create the Craig Newmark Trustworthy Internet and Democracy Program, which will provide news outlets, government and election officials, and community organizations with free toolkits and online forums to help protect them from cyber threats.

“On behalf of the entire team at GCA, I’m proud to accept this recognition from SC Media and join an impressive group of past recipients,” said GCA President and CEO Philip Reitinger. “This award is a testament to the hard work of everyone at GCA, along with our partners, ambassadors, and stakeholders who strive each day to make a difference in eradicating cyber risks for the benefit of the global community.”

“When I co-founded Global Cyber Alliance in September 2015, I hoped that it would prove an invaluable agent of change in cybersecurity and create greater collaboration across sectors and borders,” said Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance, Jr. “I thank SC Media for this award, and congratulate GCA, its Board of Directors and Committees, and its CEO Phil Reitinger for its tremendous success in protecting millions of individuals and entities at no cost to users.”


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




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Please join us from February 24-28 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco. Plus, as a GCA partner you’ll enjoy an additional $150 off when you register using code 10UGCAFD. Expand your mind, and your savings. Register now!

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!

ISMG video interview

Last week at the RSA Conference, Information Security Media Group (ISMG) sat down with GCA’s CEO, Phil Reitinger, and Mastercard’s Senior VP and Cybersecurity Evangelist, John Brickey, to discuss the GCA Cyber Security Toolkit for Small Business.

In the video interview, Reitinger and Brickey are asked numerous questions about the toolkit, talked about why it was created, and how it works.

To watch the full interview and get all the details, click on the image below!