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Mexico Presented National Cyber Security Strategy Developed with OAS Support

  November 13, 2017

The Government of Mexico today presented its new National Cyber Security Strategy, which was developed with the collaboration of the Organization of American States (OAS). The presentation took place during the inauguration of the Third National Cyber Security Week in Mexico City.

The Strategy, which aims to improve cybersecurity capacity in the country, was developed in collaboration with the Inter-American Committee against Terrorism (CICTE) of the OAS, through its Cyber Security Program. In June in the framework of the OAS General Assembly in Cancun, the OAS delivered to the government of Mexico a series of recommendations for the development of the Strategy presented today.

During the inauguration, the Executive Secretary of CICTE, Alison August-Treppel, said “cyber security should contribute to keeping the internet a place where democracy can be fully realized, socio-economic development can continue moving ahead, and human rights are respected.”

For his part, the Head of the Unit of Innovation and Technological Strategy of the office of the Presidency of the Republic, Victor Lagunes Soto, highlighted that “the OAS has accompanied us all this year in an exemplar way, an accompaniment in which they don´t come only as observers, but also to contribute with international experts and knowledge and best practices in the international environment.”

With the presentation of its Strategy, Mexico joins the group of countries that have adopted a National Cyber Security Strategy. The others are Colombia (2011 and 2016), Panama (2013), Trinidad and Tobalo (2013), Jamaica (2015), Paraguay (April 2017), Chile (April 2017) and Costa Rica (April 2017).

The support of the OAS in the development of the National Cyber Security Strategy of Mexico was possible thanks to the financial contributions of the government of Canada.ñ

More information on the Cyber Security Program is available here

Reference: E-082/17