The Global Cyber Alliance is releasing an updated version of its Cybersecurity Toolkit for Small Business. This new edition builds

prnewswire | September 23, 2020

The Global Cyber Alliance an international nonprofit dedicated to reducing cyber risk, announced today the release of an updated version of its Cybersecurity Toolkit for Small Business. This new edition builds on the original toolkit, released in February 2019, with an improved user experience and expanded educational resources. The GCA Cybersecurity Toolkit for Small Business, sponsored by Mastercard, offers free effective tools to help protect against the most common cyber threats. The toolkit is aligned with the top recommendations made by the Center for Internet Security, the UK National Cyber Security Centre, and Australia's Cyber Security Centre.

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Today's cybercriminals are talented, organized, efficient, and well-funded. In the last year, they have successfully attacked numerous retail and financial organizations, taking personal and financial data of hundreds of millions of consumers to fraudulently open new accounts, take over existing accounts and commit payment fraud.

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Today's cybercriminals are talented, organized, efficient, and well-funded. In the last year, they have successfully attacked numerous retail and financial organizations, taking personal and financial data of hundreds of millions of consumers to fraudulently open new accounts, take over existing accounts and commit payment fraud.

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