CICTE's Cybersecurity program is a regional leader in the provision of research initiatives, strengthening of technical capacity and development of cybersecurity policies in the Americas. The program focuses on 3 pillars: policy development, capacity development (including training and cyber exercises), and research and outreach.

Achievements

Resultados Cyber

Activities

Recognizing that cyberspace has no borders, the Cybersecurity Program pays special attention to international cooperation and participation in international initiatives. The OAS Cybersecurity Program has represented OAS-CICTE in multiple international forums. Some examples include:

  • Global conference on cyberspace
  • United Nations Open Ended Working Group on Developments in the Field of Information and Telecommunications in the Context of International Security (OEWG)
  • Working group of the Committee of the Convention on cybercrime of the Council of Europe (TC-Y)
  • Government Advisory Committee (GAC) of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN)
  • Security, stability, and flexibility of the ICANN DNS team (SSR2)
  • Global Forum on Cyber Expertise (GFCE)- Founding Member and Regional hub for the Americas

Strategic partners

Amazon Web Services
CISCO
Comité Consultivo Gubernamental (GAC) de la Corporación de Internet para Nombres y Números Asignados
Foro Económico Mundial (WEF)
FIRST
Fundación Citi
USUARIA
INTERPOL
ISACA
Trend Micro
Proyecto de seguridad de aplicaciones web abiertas (OWASP)
Instituto Nacional de Ciberseguridad (INCIBE)
Universidad Internacional de Florida (FIU)
Microsoft
University of Oxford

Meetings

CICTE holds an annual meeting to promote dialogue and promote the exchange of experiences and practices aimed at preventing and countering terrorism in the Hemisphere.

Publications

This manual provides updated information on the phenomenon of gender violence online, how it manifests and what the regional efforts are being conducted to counter it. The publication also includes practical steps to prevent it and guidance for victims of related cases ...

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In addition to the publication entitled “Online gender violence against women and girls”, this basic concept guide is directed for cybersecurity-related public institutions, professionals and stakeholders who seek to understand the phenomenon of gender violence. online. It includes recommendations for policy makers and professionals who might handle complaints of this type ...

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In addition to the publication entitled “Online gender violence against women and girls”, this response guide aims to provide the necessary skills so that women can protect themselves individually and collectively in their online interactions and create their own virtual spaces where they are free from violence through practical advice on prevention, response to attacks, and complaint processes ...

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As the number of malicious activities in cyberspace continues to rise, the need for a workforce trained in cybersecurity is a necessity. The indispensable skills ...

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The report evaluated five specific dimensions to determine the level of preparedness of Brazil, through consultations with government agencies and the national Cybersecurity Incident Response Teams.

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In an age where technology meets everyday life, the very fabric of a stable digital society requires the protection of the networks and devices that support democratic processes.

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Boards need to understand and approach cybersecurity as an enterprise-wide risk management issue, not just an IT issue.

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The first question often asked is “why don’t we just protect all data at the highest level and save time?” For governments, this is just not feasible financially and it negates some other benefits of properly classifying and labeling different types of data.

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According to Common Sense Media, digital literacy is the ability to effectively find, identify, evaluate and use information in digital media.

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The most successful cybersecurity programs are those that are not based simply on the application of technical controls, but which define a strategy, a framework, to address each of the essential functions of cybersecurity: identify the context, protect the systems and assets, detect deviations, respond before incidents and recover business operations.

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The report "The State of Cybersecurity in the Mexican Financial System" analyzes the digital security of 240 Mexican financial entities from different sectors as part of its task of strengthening the capabilities and level of awareness about cyber threats in Latin America and the Caribbean.

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State of cybersecurity in the banking sector in Latin America and the Caribbean (2018).

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Critical Infrastructure Protection in Latin America and the Caribbean (OAS-Microsoft, 2018).

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Cybersecurity: Are we ready in Latin America and the Caribbean? (2016).

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Cybersecurity and Critical Infrastructure in the Americas (OAS-Trend Micro 2015).

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Latin American and Caribbean Cyber Security Trends (OAS-Symantec 2014).

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Study on the impact of digital incidents in Colombia (2017).

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This guide discusses the process of managing a project for the creation and deployment of a National CSIRT, including approaches and considerations necessary to define its constitution, mission, vision, scope, services, timeframe, legal, and institutional or organizational aspects.

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