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Fundació .cat joins the global partner list of the Global Cyber Alliance

La Fundació .cat s’uneix a la Global Cyber Alliance

After months of negotiations, Fundació .cat joins the Global Cyber Alliance (GCA), an international alliance dedicated to launching initiatives and resources to enhance network security.

With this addition, the GCA gains a very valuable partner for the Domain Trust project, which aims to build an international and cross-sector community to tackle the problem of domain abuse, one of the plagues of the Internet and a key pillar of cybercrime. Domain abuse, for example, is crucial for phishing and online fraud, two crimes that, on an international scale, move billions of euros annually.

The .cat Foundation is the entity that owns and manages the .CAT domain, created in 2005 as a central piece for the expansion and consolidation of the Catalan digital ecosystem, one of the most dynamic and committed in Europe. About to celebrate its twentieth anniversary, this domain boasts a history of spectacular growth and implementation in all areas of digital life for Catalan speakers, from business and technology to education and culture.

In addition to its foundational commitment to the Catalan language, the strong territorial presence of the .CAT domain makes it a unique ally for the dissemination of the free cybersecurity tools that the GCA has been compiling and distributing worldwide since 2019. These tools, grouped within the Cybersecurity Toolboxes and the ACT project, do not yet speak Catalan, which is why this collaboration opens up very interesting future possibilities for both organizations.

In the words of Terry Wilson, GCA’s International Director of Alliances, “the agreement with the .cat Foundation is an excellent opportunity to demonstrate the value of our initiatives—namely, cybersecurity and cyber hygiene in general—for growth processes based on digitization and Internet presence. Doing so with a partner like .CAT, so well-established in its territory, gives us capillarity and a mechanism to link the success of our actions to other added factors, such as identity and language.”

According to Roger Serra, CEO of the .cat Foundation: “The .cat’s accession to the GCA reinforces our commitment to Cybersecurity.”

Finally, the agreement between the .cat Foundation and the GCA is part of a series of news confirming the growing social importance of cybersecurity and trust generation on the Web: new legislative processes in the European Union, internal reforms in the domain registry industry, coordinated police actions against organized cybercrime groups… As part of this trend, the GCA and the Catalonia Cybersecurity Agency also recently announced a collaboration agreement in areas such as the protection of interconnected devices (IoT) or citizen cyber hygiene.

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