GCA Joins the List of Institutional Partners of Paris Cyber Week 2021 (June 8-9)
The Global Cyber Alliance (GCA) is joining Paris Cyber Week and supporting cybersecurity discussions and activities in France and Europe. This partnership is an important step for GCA in France and is in line with GCA’s mission to address systemic cyber risks to internet users by developing free, practical, measurable, and easy-to-use solutions and tools. GCA is working with its partners to accelerate the adoption of these tools worldwide.
“We are very pleased to be able to rely on the Global Cyber Alliance for this new edition of Paris Cyber Week. If there is one thing to remember about the digital aspect of the health crisis, it is that digital risks accompany the opportunities offered by the internet. Our cooperation with the Global Cyber Alliance allows us to rely on a worldwide expertise that reinforces the quality of Paris Cyber Week as a platform for European decision-makers in the tech and digital sectors,” said Sébastien Garnauld, Founder of CyberTaskForce and Paris Cyber Week.
GCA strongly believes in public-private partnerships and collaborations across borders to advance its mission. Paris Cyber Week offers a unique opportunity for this, by bringing together public and private stakeholders on key topics such as the protection of information and elections, the promotion and democratization of digital knowledge and cybersecurity solutions, Smart Cities, or IoT; topics on which GCA is deeply engaged through its various projects.
In 2020, GCA launched the French version of its Cybersecurity Toolkit for Small Business and announced a partnership with Cybermalveillance.gouv.fr and the Gendarmerie Nationale, also partners of Paris Cyber Week since the beginning. These partnerships focus on a series of educational events for small businesses to highlight the need for cybersecurity and the resources available to them, such as the free GCA toolkit.
On the occasion of Paris Cyber Week, GCA is presenting its Domain Trust project in France. The objective of this project is to share data with the internet community in order to enable them to take informed decisions to identify and remove criminal domains from the web. Domain Trust offers tools to facilitate the take down of domains that attack individuals, businesses, and public and private infrastructure. This moves cybersecurity from a purely passive approach to a proactive engagement.
This project complements the small business toolkit. The more effective Domain Trust is, the more criminals will look for new ways to defeat systems. In particular, they may attempt to compromise legitimate business domains, often the less protected domains of small businesses, and use them for malicious purposes. GCA’s cybersecurity toolkit contains many tools and resources that small businesses can easily implement and adopt to protect themselves.
These cybersecurity efforts will help build trust in the internet ecosystem of both France and Europe: trust in European SMEs, trust in European domains, and trust in Europe as a space where a better internet can work. Altogether, a cornerstone for the objective that will guide this edition of Paris Cyber Week—the digital transformation of the EU.
About the Global Cyber Alliance
The Global Cyber Alliance (GCA) is an international, cross-sector effort dedicated to reducing 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) in the US and a nonprofit in the UK and Belgium, 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.
The author, Kayle Giroud, is the Partnership and Business Development Assistant, EU and Africa, at the Global Cyber Alliance. You can follow her on Twitter and connect with her on LinkedIn.