On January 18, GREYCORTEX joined the Microsoft Cybersecurity Tech Accord along with 10 other companies. This brings the total to 79 signatories committed to improving the security of cyberspace. Together, GREYCORTEX and the rest of the Tech Accord members pledge to protect users and customers everywhere. GREYCORTEX joins a global expansion, contributing to the increasingly diverse reach of the signatory community – further broadening the dialogue around cybersecurity with signatories from Argentina, Bulgaria, Chile, the Czech Republic, Germany, Luxembourg, The Netherlands, Slovakia, and the United States, expressing a commitment to a more secure cyberspace. This expansion continues to deepen the group’s expertise, adding to the variety of sectors and technologies that characterize the organization.
“As a company focused on the development of network security solutions, we couldn’t agree more strongly that defense, regardless of the type or goal of the threat, is essential to defend the world from cyberattacks. Moreover, we firmly believe that governments and enterprise should act defensively, and that such defense should be both simple and complete. We are happy to be part of the Cybersecurity Tech Accord,” said Petr Chaloupka, GREYCORTEX CEO.
By joining the agreement, the signatories agree to four key commitments:
- a stronger defense against cyberattacks – pledging to protect all customers globally regardless of the motivation for attacks online;
- taking no offense by choosing not to help governments launch cyberattacks against innocent citizens and enterprises and will protect against tampering or exploitation of their products and services through every stage of technology development, design and distribution;
- doing more to empower developers and the people and businesses that use their technology, by helping them build and improve capacity for protecting themselves; and
- building on existing relationships and taking collective action together to establish new formal and informal partnerships with industry, civil society and security researchers. The goal being to improve technical collaboration, coordinate vulnerability disclosures, share threats and minimize the potential for malicious code to be introduced into cyberspace.
Since forming the Cybersecurity Tech Accord, the signatories have supported initiatives on email and routing security, implemented Domain-based Message Authentication, Reporting and Conformance (DMARC) in their own operations, participated in global requests for comments on the UN’s new High Level Panel on Digital Cooperation, and endorsed the Paris Call for Trust and Security in Cyberspace as an early supporter. Additionally, the group has coordinated with like-minded organizations such as the Global Cyber Alliance, the Internet Society, and the Global Forum on Cyber Expertise (GFCE).