The Cybersecurity Tech Accord is a public commitment among more than 70 global companies to protect and empower civilians online and to improve the security, stability and resilience of cyberspace.

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Balancing Privacy and Security in 2019

Governments today are faced with a difficult task as they seek to fulfill their responsibilities to protect and defend their national security interest and the human rights of their citizens online, including the rights to privacy and security. Addressing these challenges requires creative thinking by both public and private sector entities resulting in innovative policy […]

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Can emerging technologies help bridge the cybersecurity skills gap?

Cybercriminals are increasingly finding new ways to hack into organizational networks to cause mass disruption and steal sensitive personal or valuable corporate data. While achieving good cybersecurity is a multifaceted challenge, the cybersecurity skills shortage we are experiencing today is adding to the problem and leaving many organizations struggling to keep up with the ever-changing […]

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Le Cybersecurity Tech Accord continue son expansion mondiale et atteint près de 80 signataires

Aujourd’hui, le Cybersecurity Tech Accord accueille 11 nouvelles entreprises, comptant désormais un total de 79 signataires mobilisés pour améliorer la sécurité du cyberespace. Binary House, EBRC, Entel, Eyeo, Globant, GREYCORTEX, Lirex, Northwave, Orange, Strong Connexions et VU Security se sont engagés à protéger les utilisateurs et les clients où qu’ils soient. Cette expansion globale permet […]

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Cybersecurity Tech Accord begins year with continued global growth; reaches nearly 80 signatories

Today, the Cybersecurity Tech Accord welcomed 11 new companies, bringing the total to 79 signatories committed to improving the security of cyberspace. Binary House, EBRC, Entel, Eyeo, Globant, GREYCORTEX, Lirex, Northwave, Orange, Strong Connexions and VU Security have pledged to protect users and customers everywhere. This global expansion contributes to the increasingly diverse reach of […]

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WEBINAR: Email protection, March 4, 2019

Presented by Jon Clay, Director of Global Threat Communications, Trend Micro. Email remains the number one tactic for threat actors targeting organizations. Threat actors use email to deliver ransomware, phishing, and business email compromise, among others. In this webinar, learn the latest email trends and attack methods that threat actors are using, who they target within […]

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WEBINAR: Cyberattacks on Infrastructure, February 4, 2019

Presented by Robert Lipovsky, Senior Malware Researcher, ESET, this webinar will share research by ESET, on one of the most dangerous Advanced Persistent Threat (APT) groups active today – TeleBots (aka Sandworm). The attackers have been targeting critical infrastructure over the past several years, most notably during the first ever, malware-enabled electricity blackouts, and the […]

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UN High Level Panel on Digital Cooperation should ignore a multi-stakeholder approach to cybersecurity at its peril

Digital technology powers every aspect of business, society and our individual lives: from improving education and healthcare to advancing agriculture, from creating jobs to enhancing environmental sustainability. It keeps us informed, connected, entertained and inspired; opening the doors to an ever-bigger world of opportunity. At the same time, technology can act as a great equalizer, […]

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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 November 2018. Replay available on demand. Introduction to cloud computing The webinar offers an introduction to cloud computing and demonstrates the impact of this digital transformation on security, productivity, and the way we consume technology. Trey Herr, PhD – Senior Security Strategist, Microsoft Replay December 2018. Replay available on […]

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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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