By Phil Reitinger
Securing elections is not remarkably different than many other problems in cybersecurity.
Of course, elections are not being secured by the NSA or other high-security organizations.
In order to help, the Global Cyber Alliance has released a Cybersecurity Toolkit for Elections (gcatoolkit.org/elections).
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Newly Released GCA Platform: AIDE (Automated IoT Defence Ecosystem)
Adnan Baykal, GCA’s Global Technical Adviser, met with Infosecurity at Blackhat last week to discuss GCA’s new AIDE platform. AIDE will “enable small businesses, manufacturers, service providers and individuals to identify vulnerabilities, mitigate risks and secure IoT devices to protect global users of IoT products.” GCA’s goal for AIDE is to collect data from IoT attacks and then turn that data into actionable intelligence.
Global Resilience Federation (GRF) and the Global Cyber Alliance (GCA) have partnered together to advance protection against cyber threats.
We are happy to have the Global Resilience Federation join us in our fight against cybercrime! “We look forward to a fruitful partnership with the Global Resilience Foundation. The intersection of our collective efforts to reduce cyber risk brings great value to our respective efforts. GRF’s esteem and deep bench of cyber expertise across a multitude of sectors will be a significant addition to the GCA partnership community,” said Philip Reitinger, GCA President and CEO.
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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.
New York, July 24, 2019 – The Global Cyber Alliance (GCA) announced today the appointment of Ms. Nastashia (Sasha) Press to its Board of Directors. Ms. Press, a chief financial officer for a private family foundation, joined the board at its most recent meeting.
Ms. Press is an experienced financial service and international business professional who has three decades’ experience in progressively senior executive leadership positions across the telecommunications industry. She was the founding controller at Western Wireless—a provider of wireless services in rural Western United States and ten subsidiaries in developing countries—and participated as a key member of the senior management team established to complete an initial public offering, successfully raising $700 million. She has had responsibility for global internal audit functions, including implementation of Sarbanes-Oxley Section 404. Ms. Press was a key member of the negotiating team for acquisition of an Austrian telecom provider and served as interim CFO for four months subsequent to the acquisition. Ms. Press has a Bachelor of Arts degree from George Washington University.
“I am honored to join the GCA Board and contribute to its strategic growth and global efforts,” said Ms. Press. “GCA is committed to collaboration, action and measurement to address our cybersecurity challenges, and I am excited to support its important mission.”
GCA Board Chair Scott Charney said, “I am pleased Ms. Press has agreed to join the GCA Board. Her commitment to getting things done and serving the greater good is perfectly aligned with GCA’s mission.”
GCA President and CEO Philip Reitinger said, “Ms. Press has a strong track record in international business, risk management, and financial analysis. She faces challenges head-on. Her support of GCA, particularly as we look to grow our footprint globally, will be critical to our long-term success.”
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. GCA, a 501(c)3, was founded in September 2015 by the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office, the City of London Police and the Center for Internet Security. Learn more at www.globalcyberalliance.org
Join us on September 9, 2019 to kick-off our six week DMARC Bootcamp!
The Bootcamp will familiarize participants with DMARC and guide them through the process of implementing DMARC to policy level “none”. Also, GCA and partners will be there every step of the way to assist with resources and guidance.
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Carnegie Endowment for International Peace released a new cyber security initiative, Cyber Resilience and Financial Organizations: A Capacity-building Tool Box. The Global Cyber Alliance is proud to join forces with CEIP on this new cyber project.
Generally, each toolbox consists of easy-to-use guides that C-suites and managers can utilize to improve their organizations’ cyber security resilience. Additionally, the tool box is available in seven languages!
“Its multi-pronged approach to help banks and others implement industry best practices is easy to understand and will be of great value to thousands of small institutions. GCA congratulates CEIP on this initiative.” ~ Phil Reitinger, President & CEO of GCA
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