GCA Announces Partnership with Approved Press Regulator IMPRESS

The Global Cyber Alliance (GCA) is delighted to announce a partnership with IMPRESS, which supports a wide range of news publishers across the United Kingdom to produce high-quality journalism that is accountable to their audiences.

Through this partnership, GCA and IMPRESS will collaborate to provide news publishers with practical advice around the GCA Cybersecurity Toolkit for Journalists; especially where it supports publishers to better follow the IMPRESS Standards Code with regards to ensuring secure systems to manage sources confidentiality, as well as additional data protection obligations.

The GCA toolkit empowers independent journalists, watchdogs, and newsrooms with information and tools to protect their sources and reputation. The toolkit helps fill security gaps in many common journalistic workflows. This training will provide real-world scenarios and walk participants through implementing recommendations developed by the Center for Internet Security (CIS) with tools to:

  • Keep defenses updated
  • Protect online accounts from falling into the wrong hands
  • Protect with anti-virus and DNS security
  • Create backups of vital work
  • Encrypt data
  • Secure private messaging, email, and browsing

“We look forward to working with GCA to provide publishers – especially those with less access to these systems and knowledge – with effective cybersecurity guidance and support. This can enhance their commitment to high standards and accountable journalism, as shown by their joining IMPRESS,” said Clara Aguirre, Communications and Engagement Manager at IMPRESS.

“This partnership is a great step toward bringing the GCA Cybersecurity Toolkit for Journalists to the international community, in particular the journalism community in the United Kingdom,” said Megan Stifel, GCA Executive Director, Americas and Director of the Craig Newmark Trustworthy Internet and Democracy Program. “Partnership with IMPRESS will help us continue to provide relevant tools and resources, while engaging with the journalism community to ensure trustworthy information.”


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.


IMPRESS regulates a range of more than 180 news publications in the UK, reaching over 16 million readers each month. Its mission is to build public trust in news through the promotion of high standards and ethical practices which ensure audiences receive truthful, accurate and reliable information. Visit www.impress.press and follow @impressreg for more information.