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Safeguarding the Internet With 'Common Good Cyber' Initiative

Global Cyber Alliance CEO Philip Reitinger on the Initiative's Goals and Strategies
Philip Reitinger, CEO, Global Cyber Alliance

The internet plays a fundamental role in virtually every aspect of modern life, from global commerce and communication to governance and personal connectivity. Unlike traditional infrastructure such as roads, the internet depends on a whole variety of small organizations, nonprofits and volunteers to keep basic functioning operating, said Philip Reitinger, CEO, Global Cyber Alliance.

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The "Common Good Cyber" initiative aims to establish sustainable funding sources for organizations and volunteers responsible for maintaining the internet's fundamental operations.

"Common Good Cyber is an effort to say this [internet] is critical for everybody, not just for entertainment. It's critical for the things that we all rely on the internet for," he said. "And we need to have funding models that make sure those organizations can continue to do the work that they need to do to keep everybody safe."

In this video interview with Information Security Media Group at RSA Conference 2024, Reitinger also discussed:

  • How "Common Good Cyber" engages with key stakeholders;
  • Metrics to measure the progress and success of the initiative;
  • Challenges and emerging threats in the digital landscape.

As the CEO of the Global Cyber Alliance - a nonprofit organization - Reitinger has consistently led the charge in fostering collaborative endeavors to mitigate cyber risk and safeguard the digital landscape. Formerly, he served as the president of VisionSpear and as Sony's senior vice president and global CISO.

About the Author

Anna Delaney

Anna Delaney

Director, ISMG Productions

An experienced broadcast journalist, Delaney conducts interviews with senior cybersecurity leaders around the world. Previously, she was editor-in-chief of the website for The European Information Security Summit, or TEISS. Earlier, she worked at Levant TV and Resonance FM and served as a researcher at the BBC and ITV in their documentary and factual TV departments.

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