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GCA Cybersecurity Toolkit for Mission-Based Organizations

The GCA Cybersecurity Toolkit for Mission-Based Organizations addresses many of the most common cyber risks that affect mission-based organizations today. The structure and content of the toolkit enables mission-based organizations to precisely target and resolve common weaknesses so they can focus more time and resources on their mission objectives.

It is specifically designed with clear, actionable guidance, and relevant tools to help protect mission-based organizations from cyber risks faced by them on a daily basis.

The toolkit guides the user through six best cyber hygiene practices including taking an inventory, applying security updates, utilizing strong passwords, implementing two-factor authentication, protecting against phishing and malware, backing up data, and protecting email and brand reputation. Research has shown that implementing these steps can significantly reduce cyber risk.

The toolkit includes access to Quad9 which is a free security solution that prevents users from accessing known malicious websites. It can also improve performance while preserving and protecting privacy. This video explains how it works.

Setting up Quad9 requires just a simple change which can be done in minutes. More on DNS security and protection for Android devices is contained within the Prevent Phishing and Malware DNS Security section of the toolkit.

The toolkit was developed in partnership with Public Interest Registry.

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.  Public Interest Registry (PIR) is a non-profit that operates the .ORG top-level domain—one of the world’s largest generic top-level domains with more than 10.6 million domain names registered worldwide. PIR has been a champion for a free and open Internet for two decades with a clear mission to be an exemplary domain name registry, provide a trusted digital identity and help educate those who dedicate themselves to improving our world. PIR was founded by the Internet Society (internetsociety.org) in 2002 and is based in Reston, Virginia, USA.

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