The Inter-American Committee against Terrorism (CICTE) of the Organization of American States (OAS) today concluded a course in Paraguay on the Management of Cyber Security and Network Intrusion Incidents designed to train local authorities in preventing computer incidents.
The five day course which took place in Asuncion was inaugurated on Monday the 12th by the President of Paraguay, Federico Franco; and was attended by the Attorney General, Javier Díaz Verón; the Interior Minister Carmelo Caballero; the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, Ambassador Antonio Rivas Palacios; the Executive Secretary of the Ministry of Information Technologies and Communications, Minister Santiago Vazquez; the Executive Secretary of CICTE, Neil Klopfenstein; and the United States Ambassador to Paraguay, James H. Thessin.
The course was co-organized by the OAS, the Public Ministry of Paraguay, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Information Technologies and Communications of the Presidency of the Republic of Paraguay, and was taught by specialists in the field.
The course aims to train officials coming from various government offices, including the Computer Security Incident Response Team of Paraguay, as well as government officials from Uruguay and Panama in cyber security techniques. An important part of the course focuses on "open source" programs, which allowed participants to use in an accessible way the methods and software covered by the five-day workshop.
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