SAN DIEGO, Nov. 1, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — PacketSled announced today that it has joined the Global Cyber Alliance (GCA), an international, cross-sector effort designed to confront, address, and prevent malicious cyber activity. GCA was co-founded by the District Attorney’s office of New York, City of London Police, and the Center for Internet Security (CIS), a not-for-profit organization that oversees the Multi-state Information Sharing and Analysis Center. PacketSled joins cross-sector partner organizations from institutions in the financial, insurance, health, aerospace, and legal verticals, as well as a number of government participants.
“The Global Cyber Alliance is pleased to partner with PacketSled to reduce systemic cyber risk,” said Philip R. Reitinger, president and CEO of Global Cyber Alliance. “Only by working together as a global community, sharing information about about threats and deploying capabilities to block them, can we reduce the risk that companies, governments and individuals face. We look forward to our joint efforts and our goal is start making a difference right now.”
With the explosive growth of international cybercrime, cyber security must become a priority for businesses and organizations. GCA aims to build a measurable, scientific basis for cybersecurity by defining methods to measure quantitative cyber-related risks. To achieve this, they are taking a two-pronged approach: identifying specific cyber risks and assembling the right group of stakeholders to implement measurable mediation solutions. In their recent announcement, the first major cyber risk GCA will focus on is phishing and two security solutions that have shown to be effective to combat it: implementation of Domain-based Message Authentication, Reporting & Conformance (DMARC) to limit spoofing of email and secure DNS) practices to minimize the effect of phishing and other attacks.
“PacketSled is proud to work with GCA toward the global community goal of reducing, and eventually eliminating the impact of cybercrime,” said Fred Wilmot, PacketSled’s Chief Technology Officer. “Helping the community and collaborating with other organizations dedicated to democratizing cyber capability, is a core tenet of PacketSled’s mission. We look forward to rolling our sleeves up with GCA.”
PacketSled is a fast growing, cloud based platform that enables deep network visibility, continuous monitoring, automated investigations and incident response capabilities. The company has been named an innovator in leading publications and by security analysts, including SC Magazine, earning a perfect score in the online fraud group test. The company is headquartered in San Diego, with offices in Seattle, WA.
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