GCA shares updates on Common Good Cyber and Actionable Cybersecurity Tools (ACT) at the RSA Conference in San Francisco

San Francisco, 7 May 2024. The Global Cyber Alliance (GCA) participated in multiple panels, interviews, and events during this week’s RSA Conference in San Francisco, CA, taking place from 6-9 May 2024.

Common Good Cyber Panel

On Monday, 6 May, from 1:10PM-2:00PM PT, Philip Reitinger, GCA President & CEO of the Global Cyber Alliance (GCA) moderated a “Common Good Cyber” panel with Craig Newmark, founder of craigslist; Camille Stewart, CEO of CAS Strategies and formerly of the White House Office of the National Cyber Director (ONCD); Megan Stifel, Institute for Security and Technology (IST), and Michael Lashlee, Mastercard. 

Common Good Cyber is a global initiative to identify sustainable models for supporting groups, organizations, and individuals involved in critical cybersecurity functions for the broader Internet community. It is organized by the Global Cyber Alliance, the Cyber Threat Alliance, the CyberPeace Institute, the Forum of Incident Response and Security Teams (FIRST), the Global Forum on Cyber Expertise (GFCE), the Institute for Security and Technology (IST), and the Shadowserver Foundation. You can read the first workshop report here.

“The Internet depends on the cybersecurity services of small nonprofit organizations and NGOs that are vital to ensuring the smooth functioning of the network. That’s what Common Good Cyber is all about – a collective effort to work together for the good of society” said Philip Reitinger, GCA President & CEO. “We are pleased to bring that message to the RSA Conference, exploring the Art of the Possible in providing cybersecurity to everyone.”

Election Security Panel

On Monday, 6 May, from 1:00PM-1:35PM PT, Kayle Giroud, GCA Strategy and Development Associate Director, participated in the RSA Public Sector Day as a panelist on Zero Trust & Election Security for local and state governments. She referred to the GCA Cybersecurity Toolkit for Elections and the Global Elections Security Report supported by CrowdStrike and the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES)

Growing Actionable Cybersecurity Tools (ACT)

Throughout RSA, Reitinger and Giroud also shared updates on the evolution of the Actionable Cybersecurity Tools (ACT) wiki. ACT has recently added:

  • 200 resources focused on funding for cybersecurity nonprofits;
  • 200 resources aimed at new high-risk communities (victims of natural disaster, social unrest, and armed conflict; digital currency users; international NGO and humanitarian aid organizations; and governments);
  • 350 resources on US federal, state, and local cybercrime reporting and investigatory tools;
  • 350 tools and resources assisting with intrusion detection and prevention. 

All together, ACT now contains links to around 2500 cybersecurity tools and resources. Anyone, regardless of their level of cybersecurity knowledge, can use ACT to understand risks and find tools to protect themselves, their family, or their organization. You shouldn’t have to be a cybersecurity expert to have the tools to keep you safe.

ACT helps individuals and communities find the right solutions for their protection needs. This initiative by GCA, in partnership with Cyber Civil Defense (CCD), was launched in October 2023 with support from Craig Newmark and contributions from partners including th
e CyberPeace Institute (CPI) and the Cyber Readiness Institute (CRI).


About GCA
The Global Cyber Alliance (GCA) is an international nonprofit organization dedicated to building communities to deploy tools, services, and programs that provide cybersecurity at global scale. We achieve this in three ways: working with communities; engaging infrastructure owners and operators; and driving strategic mobilizations for collective action on cybersecurity. GCA is a registered 501(c)(3) in the U.S. and a nonprofit in the U.K. and Belgium.

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