The Cybersecurity Tech Accord is a public commitment among more than 60 global companies to protect and empower civilians online and to improve the security, stability and resilience of cyberspace.

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Cybersecurity Tech Accord calls on ICANN to establish a mechanism for access to WHOIS data to effectively respond to cyberthreats

Signatories express concern about the lack of access, highlighting how it has already impacted their ability to protect customers. In August, the Cybersecurity Tech Accord signatories addressed the decision of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) to restrict users’ access to domain name registration information (WHOIS) following the EU General Data Protection […]

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The Cybersecurity Tech Accord endorses the Paris Call; strengthening our commitment to ensuring trust and stability in cyberspace

The Cybersecurity Tech Accord is pleased to endorse the Paris Call for Trust and Security in Cyberspace as an early supporter. The Paris Call was  announced today by French President Emmanuel Macron at the opening of the 13th Internet Governance Forum (IGF) in Paris, delivering an important signal on the importance of stability of cyberspace […]

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The Cybersecurity Tech Accord continues global expansion; welcomes nine new companies

Today, the Cybersecurity Tech Accord welcomed nine new companies, bringing the total to 69 signatories committed to improving the security of cyberspace. Capgemini, Contrast Security, Fractal Industries, G DATA, Mercado Libre, SONDA, StackPath, TAD GROUP and ThreatModeler Software, Inc. give new impetus to the pledge to protect users and customers everywhere. The expansion gives the […]

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EVENT | Building a path to a secure cyberspace – presented by the Cybersecurity Tech Accord and Global Cyber Alliance (Brussels)

Monday, 19 November, 13:00-19:00 (a light lunch will be served and a cocktail reception will follow) Microsoft Center, Rue Montoyer 51, 1000 Brussels, Belgium The Cybersecurity Tech Accord and the Global Cyber Alliance are delighted to invite you to their first joint event in Brussels, where they will discuss, together with policy-makers, existing and emerging […]

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For comment: cybersecurity definitions

In discussions within the group and with external stakeholders, the Cybersecurity Tech Accord signatories realized that many terms in cybersecurity are not yet settled and may be used to mean different things by different stakeholders. To establish greater clarity and alignment in the terms we use, the group has pulled together this initial list of […]

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Cybersecurity Tech Accord joins cross-sector efforts to improve security of email communication; defend against most common and dangerous cyberattacks

Yesterday, in an event in Washington DC, the Cybersecurity Tech Accord took a decisive step to enhance the security of email communication, one of the most vulnerable areas in cybersecurity and one of the most targeted by cyber criminals worldwide. Building on existing efforts by like-minded organizations, governments and businesses, we endorsed Domain-based Message Authentication, […]

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10 steps to securing your online environment: the Cybersecurity Tech Accord celebrates Cybersecurity Awareness month

October marks Cybersecurity Awareness Month, an annual awareness campaign intended to encourage greater safety and protection among all computer users. Launched in 2004 by the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), the initiative has expanded to Europe and Latin America, among other regions, as the importance of educating […]

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Webinar series: presented by the Cybersecurity Tech Accord and the Global Forum on Cyber Expertise (GFCE)

  Date/Time Topic Hosted by Registration December 17, 2018. 7am PST/ 4pm CET/ 7pm GMT Protecting your hardware This webinar presents the importance of endpoint security and hardware enforced security solutions that protect, detect, and in case of breach, allow for swift recovery from attacks. Anais Gurruchaga – Manager, International Project Team, HP Inc. Corbett […]

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Cybersecurity Tech Accord expands rapidly; announces partnership with Global Forum on Cyber Expertise (GFCE)

Today, in a move to enhance efforts to secure the online environment, the Cybersecurity Tech Accord announces a new partnership with the Global Forum on Cyber Expertise (GFCE), a global multi-stakeholder platform that aims to strengthen cyber capacity building and expertise through the exchange of best practices, while upholding the values of an Internet that […]

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EVENT | Building a path to a secure cyberspace – presented by the Cybersecurity Tech Accord and Global Cyber Alliance (Washington DC)

Tuesday, 16 October, 8:30am – 1:00pm (a light lunch will be served) Microsoft Innovation & Policy Center 901 K Street, 11th Floor, Washington DC 20001 The Cybersecurity Tech Accord and the Global Cyber Alliance are delighted to invite you to their first joint event in Washington, where they will discuss, together with policy-makers, existing and […]

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The Cybersecurity Tech Accord supports the GFCE’s call for industry-wide adoption of transparent policies for coordinated vulnerability disclosure (CVD)

Today, the Cybersecurity Tech Accord takes a step forward in enhancing cybersecurity best practices by endorsing greater transparency around receiving, handling and communicating about vulnerabilities. In doing so, we echo guidance from the Global Forum on Cyber Expertise (GFCE)’s Global Good Practices on Coordinated Vulnerability Disclosure (CVD).  Launched in 2015 in The Hague, the GFCE […]

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Governments need to do more, and say more, on vulnerability handling

Modern warfare has moved online and the “fifth domain” of cyberspace is today a battlefield in its own right. But in many ways that is where the similarities to other domains end, as cyberweapons and the techniques used to develop and employ them are meaningfully distinct from the conventional weapons of modern warfare.  To create […]

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Cybersecurity Tech Accord urges ICANN to expedite solutions for WHOIS data

In May 2018, the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) officially became law. However, dust on its implementation is far from settled, as companies continue to learn how to navigate the new legal landscape and adapt their business practices accordingly. We are also beginning to realize that the legislation might have certain unexpected consequences. […]

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Cybersecurity Tech Accord endorses the MANRS initiative, joining efforts to eliminate the most common threats to the Internet’s routing system

Today, the Cybersecurity Tech Accord endorses the Mutually Agreed Norms for Routing Security (MANRS), an initiative launched in 2014 by a group of network operators and managed by the Internet Society (ISOC), a non-profit organization promoting the development of an open Internet. The pledge to promote the MANRS initiative and support its ongoing work to […]

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