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Lancement de la version française de la boite à outil cybersécurité à destination des PME


LILLE, FRANCE, 28 janvier 2020  –  A l’occasion de l’édition 2020 du Forum International de la Cybersécurité (FIC), la Global Cyber Alliance (GCA), organisation internationale à but non lucratif vouée à l’éradication du cyber risque, annonce aujourd’hui un partenariat avec le dispositif national Cybermalveillance.gouv.fr, qui assure une mission de sensibilisation, de prévention et de soutien en matière de sécurité du numérique auprès de la population française. Les deux organisations collaboreront sur des initiatives visant à aider les entreprises en France à améliorer leur niveau de préparation et de réponse face aux cybermenaces. La GCA lance également la version française sa boîte à outils de cybersécurité pour les petites entreprises fournissant des outils gratuits et des conseils pratiques.

Une campagne visant à favoriser la mise en œuvre généralisée du protocole DMARC à travers la France constituera l’un des éléments clé du partenariat entre la GCA et Cybermalveillance. DMARC est une norme d’authentification des e-mails, visant à protéger les domaines de messageries d’hameçonnage (phishing en anglais), de la fraude BEC (Business Email Compromise) et des attaques de type spam. La GCA a acquis une solide expérience en matière de campagnes de sensibilisation et de soutien à la mise en œuvre de cet important protocole d’authentification des courriers électroniques. Le dispositif Cybermalveillance.gouv.fr mettra à disposition les ressources DMARC de la GCA via son portail en ligne, permettant à sa communauté de prendre des mesures contre cette menace.

« Nous  sommes particulièrement heureux que la GCA ait adapté ses supports DMARC pour nos PME françaises. Il est donc naturel pour nous de mettre à disposition de nos prestataires référencés tous les éléments leur permettant de déployer chez leurs clients cette norme essentielle dans la lutte contre la cybermalveillance. »  déclare Jérôme Notin, Directeur général du dispositif Cybermalveillance.gouv.fr.

Le partenariat visera également à aider les petites entreprises à faire face aux cyber risques par le bais de campagnes de sensibilisation et de mise à disposition de ressources. Parmi elle, la version française de la boîte à outils GCA Cybersecurity Toolkit Petites Entreprises qui offre des conseils et des outils exploitables aux petites entreprises. Représentant 99,9 % de l’ensemble des entreprises du marché français[1], plus de 40 % d’entre elles ont déjà subi une ou plusieurs cyberattaques[2]. Les attaques les plus courantes identifiées sont l’hameçonnage, l’utilisation de malwares et les rançongiciels (ransomware en anglais). La boîte à outils de la GCA contient des outils opérationnels, des documents de référence et des pas-à-pas spécifiquement concernant ces risques et aussi sur d’autres menaces courantes.

En mettant en œuvre les contrôles et les meilleures pratiques décrits dans la boîte à outils, les entreprises peuvent se protéger contre plus de 85 % des attaques courantes, réduisant ainsi considérablement le champ des risques pour elles-mêmes, leurs clients et l’ensemble de leur écosystème commercial.

Klara Jordan, Directrice exécutive de la GCA pour l’Union européenne et l’Afrique, a déclaré :
« Cybermalveillance.gouv.fr joue un rôle extrêmement important non seulement en aidant les victimes de cybercriminalité, mais aussi en fournissant des outils pratiques pour accroître la résilience de l’écosystème et nous sommes fiers de nous associer avec elle. Il s’agit d’une occasion formidable de renforcer encore plus nos relations avec la France et  de nous appuyer sur nos engagements existants pour rendre opérationnel le principe de cyber hygiène énoncé à l’occasion de l’Appel de Paris pour la confiance et la sécurité dans le cyberespace de 2018. L’une de nos philosophies directrices est d’unir les communautés et cette collaboration nous permet d’étendre les ressources de cybersécurité tout en développant de nouvelles initiatives pour soutenir nos objectifs mutuels de sécurisation du cyberespace ».

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À propos de la Global Cyber Alliance

La Global Cyber Alliance (GCA) est une organisation internationale et intersectorielle dédiée but non lucratif qui se consacre à la lutte contre les cyber-risques et à l’amélioration de notre monde connecté. Nous accomplissons notre mission en unissant les communautés mondiales, en mettant en œuvre des solutions concrètes et en mesurant l’efficacité. Pour en savoir plus : www.globalcyberalliance.org. 

À propos de Cybermalveillance.gouv.fr

Cybermalveillance.gouv.fr est le dispositif gouvernemental d’assistance aux victimes d’actes de cybermalveillance, de sensibilisation aux risques numériques et aux bonnes pratiques associées, et d’observation de la menace sur le territoire français. Ses publics sont les particuliers, les entreprises (TPE/PME) et les collectivités territoriales.

Piloté par le Groupement d’intérêt public (GIP) ACYMA, il est composé début 2020 de 44 membres issus du secteur public, du privé et du domaine associatif, qui contribuent chacun à la mission d’intérêt général. Cybermalveillance.gouv.fr référence sur sa plateforme des professionnels en sécurité numérique, répartis sur tout le territoire français, pour venir en aide aux victimes.

En 2019, Cybermalveillance.gouv.fr a assisté plus de 90600 victimes, contre 28855 en 2018. Plus d’informations sur www.cybermalveillance.gouv.fr et sur ses réseaux sociaux Twitter et LinkedIn.

[1]         https://www.economie.gouv.fr/cedef/chiffres-cles-des-pme
[2]         https://www.francenum.gouv.fr/comprendre-le-numerique/cybersecurite-et-pme-en-2019-16-chiffres-cles-sur-la-securite-numerique-des
GCA Press Release

Launches Public French Version of GCA Cybersecurity Toolkit for Small Business


LILLE, FRANCE, Jan. 28,, 2020The Global Cyber Alliance (GCA), an international nonprofit dedicated to eradicating cyber risk, today announced a partnership with Cybermalveillance.gouv.fr, a public service focused on cybercrime awareness, prevention, and response for the French population. The two organizations will explore initiatives to help entities in France improve their level of preparedness and response against cyber threats. GCA is also launching the French version of its Cybersecurity Toolkit for Small Business, an online resource providing free tools and practical guidance to this critical sector. The announcement was made at the FIC 2020 International Cybersecurity Forum, one of the leading European conferences on cybersecurity.

A key element of the partnership between GCA and Cybermalveillance.gouv.fr will be a campaign to foster the widespread implementation of DMARC, an email authentication standard, across France as a basic protection against phishing, business email compromise (BEC), and spam attacks. In fact, phishing is a significant threat in France, and DMARC stops most email impersonation. GCA has an established track record with awareness campaigns and supporting the implementation of this important email authentication protocol. Cybermalveillance.gouv.fr will make GCA’s DMARC resources available through its online portal, empowering the community to take action against this threat.

“We are particularly happy that GCA is adapting their DMARC support resources for our small businesses in France. It is a natural step for us to let our indexed providers have access to all these resources, which will help them deploy this essential standard in the fight against cybercrime at their customers’ systems,” declared Jérôme Notin, General Director of Cybermalveillance.gouv.fr.

The partnership will also focus on helping small businesses address cyber risk through awareness campaigns and resources, including the GCA Cybersecurity Toolkit for Small Business. The French-translated version of the toolkit offers actionable guidance and tools to one of the largest economic segments of France. Small businesses represent 99.9% of all businesses in the French market.[1] And more than 40% of all French small businesses have already suffered one or more cyberattacks.[2] The most common attacks identified are phishing, malware, and ransomware. The toolkit includes operational tools, policies, and how-to materials that specifically address not only these risks but other common threats.

By implementing the controls and best practices outlined in the toolkit, businesses can protect against more than 85% of common attacks, thus significantly reducing the risk landscape for themselves, their clients, and the entire commercial ecosystem.

Klara Jordan, GCA Executive Director for the European Union and Africa, said: “Cybermalveillance.gouv.fr performs a tremendously important role in not only assisting the victims of cybercrime but in providing practical tools to increase the resilience of the ecosystem, and we are proud to partner with them. This represents a remarkable opportunity to further strengthen our relationship with France and build on our existing commitments to operationalize the cyber hygiene principles outlined in the 2018 Paris Call for Trust and Security in Cyberspace. One of our guiding philosophies is to unite communities, and this collaboration enables us to bring cybersecurity resources to scale while developing new initiatives in support of our mutual goals for securing cyberspace.”

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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.

About Cybermalveillance.gouv.fr

Cybermalveillance.gouv.fr is the French public service in charge of bringing support to the victims of cybercrime, raising awareness about cyber risks and the best practices to prevent them, and monitoring cyberthreats across the country. Its target groups are common citizens, businesses (micro and small) as well as local authorities.

[1] https://www.economie.gouv.fr/cedef/chiffres-cles-des-pme
[2] https://www.francenum.gouv.fr/comprendre-le-numerique/cybersecurite-et-pme-en-2019-16-chiffres-cles-sur-la-securite-numerique-des

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

GCA Press Release

$750K in support from organization of craigslist founder to bolster cybersecurity efforts ahead of 2020 U.S. presidential election


NEW YORK, Dec. 18, 2019 – The Global Cyber Alliance (GCA) announces the launch of the Craig Newmark Trustworthy Internet and Democracy Program. In preparation for the 2020 U.S. presidential election, this initiative will provide news outlets, government functionaries, election officials, and community organizations with free toolkits and online forums to help protect them from cyber threats.

This effort is made possible through a $750,000 gift from Craig Newmark Philanthropies and builds on related work GCA conducted earlier in 2019 to create cybersecurity toolkits for election officials, voting rights nonprofits, and journalists. The organization of craigslist founder Craig Newmark donated more than one million dollars to support that initiative.

“This renewed support from Craig Newmark Philanthropies is integral to our core mission – enabling the Internet to reach its promise of benefitting citizens and societies,” said Philip Reitinger, President and CEO of the Global Cyber Alliance. “We are truly grateful for Craig’s dedication to our work and look forward to his continued counsel as we reach key stakeholders across the globe through this program.”

As part of the Craig Newmark Trustworthy Internet and Democracy Program, GCA will:

  • Develop a cybersecurity toolkit for elected representatives and government functionaries, including Secretaries of State;
  • Enhance the existing GCA cybersecurity toolkits for election offices and news;
  • Establish community forums where toolkit users can provide one another with mutual support and receive guidance from GCA; and
  • Expand outreach efforts for all three toolkits across news, social media, and email;
  • Translate each toolkit into Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Japanese, and Spanish language.

“We are living in a critical time, when our democratic systems and those who make them happen require strong cyber protections to maintain their integrity,” said Newmark. “The Global Cyber Alliance has a proven track record of helping both the private and public sectors solve some of the most vexing Internet security challenges, and I’m proud to continue to support their efforts.”

Megan Stifel, Executive Director of Americas at the Global Cyber Alliance has been appointed to oversee the Craig Newmark Trustworthy Internet and Democracy Program. Stifel brings to this role a wealth of cybersecurity experience, having spent the majority of her career in government, including serving as the Director for International Cyber Policy at the National Security Council. Most recently, she was the Cybersecurity Policy Director at Public Knowledge.

“With the 2020 election fast approaching, we’re incredibly grateful to Craig Newmark Philanthropies for continuing to support our work to help secure journalists, election officials, government personnel, and voting rights nonprofits from cyber threats,” said Stifel. “I’m honored to oversee this new program and look forward to working with the dedicated individuals who will participate in it in the years to come.”

The gift from Craig Newmark Philanthropies will also establish the Craig Newmark Scholars Program, through which GCA will hire veterans, women, and reporters for one-year terms where they will help drive the organization’s mission. The initiative will offer these individuals an opportunity to enrich or start career paths in cybersecurity, providing an interdisciplinary experience and an immersion into the technical, partnership, fundraising, and policy aspects of cybersecurity work.

Those who are interested in applying to the scholars program should inquire at scholars@globalcyberalliance.org.

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.

About Craig Newmark Philanthropies

Craig Newmark Philanthropies was created by craigslist founder Craig Newmark to support and connect people and drive broad civic engagement. It works to advance people and grassroots organizations that are getting stuff done in areas that include trustworthy journalism & the information ecosystem, voter protection, gender diversity in technology, and veterans & military families. For more information, please visit: CraigNewmarkPhilanthropies.org.