GCA Activities


Speaking Engagements

Committee members can participate as keynote speakers, panelists, or presenters at cybersecurity conferences, seminars, webinars, or industry events. By sharing their expertise and thought leadership in front of an audience, they contribute to industry discussions, inspire others, and shape the direction of the cybersecurity field.

Policy Development

Committee members contribute their expertise and insights to the development of cybersecurity policies and frameworks. They analyze existing policies, identify gaps, and propose recommendations for strengthening cybersecurity measures at the organizational, national, or international level.

Advocacy and Education

Committee members advocate for cybersecurity awareness and education among various stakeholders, including government bodies, industry associations, and the general public. They participate in awareness campaigns, conferences, and workshops to raise awareness and share knowledge on best practices.

Thought Leadership

Research and Publications

Committee members can conduct research on emerging trends, technologies, or challenges within cybersecurity and publish their findings in GCA blogs journals and magazines. By sharing their research insights and thought-provoking ideas, they contribute to the body of knowledge in the field.

Subject Matter Expertise

Committee members can contribute as subject matter experts in their respective domains. They can provide valuable insights, trends, and best practices that can shape the content development process. Their expertise can help ensure the accuracy, relevance, and quality of the content.

Review and Feedback

Committee members can play a role in reviewing and providing feedback on content developed by the GCA. They can ensure that the content aligns with industry standards, addresses the needs of the target audience, and reflects the latest developments in the cybersecurity field.

Index Listings

Expertise and Insights

Committee members can provide their domain-specific expertise and insights to help shape the criteria, standards, and evaluation process for the GCA Index listings in their respective domains. Their knowledge and experience can ensure the inclusion of relevant and valuable resources within the Index.

Validation and Review

Committee members can participate in the validation and review process of the GCA Index listings. They can contribute to the evaluation of submissions, ensuring that the listed resources meet the necessary standards and criteria set by the GCA. Their expertise can ensure the integrity and quality of the listings.

Feedback and Continuous Improvement

Committee members can provide valuable feedback on the GCA Index, suggesting improvements, identifying emerging trends, and proposing new categories or domains that should be considered. Their insights can contribute to the continuous refinement and enhancement of the Index over time.

Guidance & Mentoring

Mentoring Programs

Committee members can actively participate in mentoring programs within the cybersecurity industry. They can offer their expertise, guidance, and support to aspiring professionals, early-career individuals, or students who are interested in pursuing a career in cybersecurity. By sharing their experiences, providing advice, and offering career insights, they can help nurture talent and groom future leaders in the field.

Webinars and Workshops

Committee members can organize or participate in webinars and workshops focused on specific cybersecurity topics. These sessions can provide valuable guidance, practical tips, and real-world insights to individuals seeking to enhance their skills, knowledge, and understanding of the industry. By sharing their expertise and facilitating interactive discussions, committee members can contribute to the professional growth and development of industry practitioners.

Career Advice

Committee members can offer career advice to professionals within the industry. They can provide insights on career paths, job opportunities, and industry trends. By connecting individuals with relevant contacts, resources, and opportunities, they can help foster professional growth and create a strong support network within the cybersecurity community.

National Security

Advisory Roles

Committee members can serve in advisory capacities, providing guidance and strategic advice to government entities responsible for national security. They can offer insights on cybersecurity threats, trends, and technologies, helping policymakers and decision-makers make informed decisions to protect the country’s digital assets.

Threat Intelligence

Committee members can contribute to national security efforts by sharing threat intelligence information with relevant government agencies. They can provide timely and actionable insights on emerging threats, attack patterns, and vulnerabilities, enabling authorities to enhance their threat detection and response capabilities.

Incident Response Support

Committee members can offer their expertise and support during cybersecurity incidents or national emergencies. They can collaborate with government agencies and security teams to respond to cyber threats, mitigate risks, and aid in the recovery and restoration of critical systems.


Nonprofit and Community Support

Committee members can offer pro bono consulting services to nonprofit organizations, educational institutions, or community initiatives. This can involve conducting cybersecurity assessments, developing security policies and procedures, and providing guidance on securing sensitive data and infrastructure.

Public Awareness

Committee members can contribute their consulting expertise to public awareness campaigns aimed at educating individuals and businesses about cybersecurity risks and best practices. They can collaborate with government agencies, industry associations, or community groups to develop informative materials, deliver presentations, or participate in panel discussions.

Capacity Building

Committee members can provide pro bono consulting support to small businesses that may lack the resources to invest in robust cybersecurity measures. This can include assisting with risk assessments, offering guidance on security controls, and helping organizations establish incident response plans.

Rapid Response Teams

Incident Response

When a cyberattack occurs, the Rapid Response Team coordinates the incident response efforts. They work closely with relevant stakeholders, such as IT teams, security personnel, and management, to assess the nature and severity of the attack and develop an effective response plan.

Containment and Mitigation

The team takes immediate action to contain the cyber threat and prevent its further spread. They may isolate affected systems, shut down compromised accounts, or implement network segmentation to minimize the impact and limit the attacker’s ability to move laterally within the network.

Recovery and Remediation

After containing the threat, the team focuses on restoring affected systems, applications, and data. They work closely with IT teams to ensure a secure recovery process, including system patching, vulnerability remediation, and data restoration from backups.


Categories and Criteria

Committee members can provide input and expertise in defining award categories and criteria that align with industry trends, best practices, and emerging challenges. They can contribute their knowledge to ensure that the award categories accurately reflect the diverse aspects of cybersecurity and recognize excellence in relevant areas.

Nomination Review

Committee members can participate in the nomination review process, where they evaluate and assess the submissions for the awards. They can bring their expertise and industry insights to objectively evaluate the nominations based on the predefined criteria. Their input and judgment can help identify deserving individuals, organizations, products, or solutions for recognition.

Judging Panels

Committee members can serve as judges on the panels responsible for selecting the award winners. Their knowledge, experience, and industry perspectives can contribute to the decision-making process and ensure that the awards are given to those who have made significant contributions or achievements in their respective categories.


Identify Sponsors

Committee members can utilize their industry knowledge and connections to identify potential sponsors who align with the mission and values of the GCA. They can leverage their networks to identify companies or organizations that have a vested interest in cybersecurity and may be willing to sponsor GCA initiatives.

Facilitate Introductions

Committee members can use their professional networks to connect with key decision-makers within potential sponsor organizations. By making introductions and facilitating initial conversations, they can help establish a relationship between the GCA and potential sponsors.

Articulate Value Proposition

Committee members can effectively communicate the value proposition of sponsoring the GCA. They can highlight the benefits of association with a reputable cybersecurity organization, such as enhanced brand visibility, access to a targeted audience, networking opportunities, and thought leadership exposure.



Committee members can actively promote GCA memberships and encourage individuals and organizations to join. They can leverage their networks, participate in outreach activities, and highlight the benefits and value of GCA membership to attract new members.

Services and Benefits

Committee members can provide input and recommendations for improving member services and benefits. They can contribute to the development of new programs, resources, and initiatives that add value to the membership experience and address the needs of the cybersecurity community.

Growth and Retention

Committee members can contribute to the development and implementation of strategies to grow and retain GCA memberships. They can analyze trends, identify opportunities, and propose initiatives to attract new members and ensure high member satisfaction and retention rates.


Planning and Management

Committee members contribute to the planning and management of cybersecurity events, such as conferences, seminars, workshops, and webinars. They assist in defining the event objectives, developing the program agenda, selecting speakers, and determining the logistics and venue arrangements.

Speaker and Panelist Selection

Committee members participate in the selection of speakers and panelists for the events. They identify subject matter experts, industry leaders, and thought leaders who can contribute valuable insights and engage the audience effectively.

Promotion and Marketing

Committee members contribute to the promotion and marketing of the events. They help create awareness about the events through various channels, such as social media, newsletters, websites, and industry partnerships. They also leverage their networks to attract a diverse and engaged audience.


Collaborations and Partnerships

Committee members explore collaboration opportunities with other organizations, associations, and industry leaders to create joint events and initiatives. They work towards building strategic partnerships that can enhance the reach, impact, and value of the association.

Education and Awareness

Committee members can contribute to national security by promoting cybersecurity education and awareness initiatives. They can participate in public awareness campaigns, deliver presentations at educational institutions, and engage with the public to raise awareness about cyber threats and the importance of good cybersecurity practices.

Research and Development

Committee members can engage in research and development activities. They can contribute to innovative solutions, technologies, and methodologies that enhance cybersecurity capabilities and strengthen its defense against evolving threats.