Status
Active
Start
2003

With over 20 years of experience, CICTE’s Cybersecurity Program is the regional leader in aiding the Organization of American States (OAS)’ member states to build technical and policy-level cybersecurity capacities. Its initiatives and activities aim to ensure an open, secure, and resilient cyberspace throughout the Western Hemisphere.


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Objectives
  • To support OAS’ member states in building technical and policy capacities to successfully prevent, identify, respond to, and recover from cyber incidents.
  • Enhance robust, effective, and timely information sharing, cooperation, and coordination among cybersecurity stakeholders at the national, regional, and international level.
  • Boost access to knowledge and information on cyber threats and risks by public, private and civil society stakeholders as well as Internet users.
Activities
  • Policy Development: The Program assists OAS member states in developing national cybersecurity strategies that involve all relevant stakeholders and are tailored to each nation’s legislative, cultural, economic, and structural situation.
  • Capacity Building: The Program helps to establish national computer security incident response teams (CSIRTs) and provides tailored technical assistance and training opportunities to strengthen national institutions and organizations. Addi- tionally, it has the CSIRTAmericas network, which provides threat intelligence and timely cybersecurity information among 29 CSIRTs from 20 OAS Member states.
  • Research and Awareness Raising: The Program develops technical documents, toolkits, and reports to guide policymakers, CSIRTs, infrastructure operators, private organizations, and civil society by highlighting current developments and identifying key cybersecurity issues and challenges in the region.
More Results
Results
18 National cybersecurity strategies developed in Latin America and the Caribbean
2 regional reports published on the levels of cybersecurity capacity of OAS Member States
Over 2,000 women trained in cybersecurity exercises
More than 600 young students trained on digital security training to eneter to the field of cybersecurity
More than 15,000 citizens and public and private officials trained in cyber operations, cybersecurity, and diplomacy
More than 20 publications launched on regional issues pertaining cybersecurity such as critical infrastructure and cybersecurity education
Beneficiary Countries
Antigua and Barbuda
Antigua and Barbuda
Argentina
Argentina
Barbados
Barbados
Belize
Belize
Bolivia
Bolivia
Brazil
Brazil
Canada
Canada
Chile
Chile
Colombia
Colombia
Costa Rica
Costa Rica
Dominica
Dominica
Dominican Republic
Dominican Republic
Ecuador
Ecuador
El Salvador
El Salvador
Grenada
Grenada
Guatemala
Guatemala
Guyana
Guyana
Haiti
Haiti
Honduras
Honduras
Jamaica
Jamaica
Mexico
Mexico
Nicaragua
Nicaragua
Panama
Panama
Paraguay
Paraguay
Peru
Peru
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Saint Lucia
Saint Lucia
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Suriname
Suriname
The Bahamas
The Bahamas
Trinidad and Tobago
Trinidad and Tobago
United States of America
United States of America
Uruguay
Uruguay
Venezuela
Venezuela
More Publications
Publications
September, 2023
Challenges and Strategies: Considerations on Ransomware Attacks in the Americas
This publication offers recommendations and reflections based on international best practices for dealing with a ransomware attack and its implications
Several icons related to cybersecurity
June, 2023
Practical Guide for CSIRTs, Volume 2, 2023: A Sustainable Business Model
This guide follows up on the document Best Practices for Establishing a National CSIRT (2016), focusing on developing a Computer Security Incident Response Team (CSIRT) in the public sector in LAC
A world map with the Americas highlighted
June, 2022
National Cybersecurity Strategies: Lessons Learned and Reflections from the Americas and Other Regions
This document is structured in five parts that address the key considerations relevant for the process of NCS development, implementation, and review.
Cybersecurity: Are we ready in Latin America and the Caribbean?
October, 2016
Cybersecurity: Are we ready in Latin America and the Caribbean?
This study aims to deepen the knowledge of cybersecurity risks, challenges and opportunities in Latin America and the Caribbean.
One Pager Cybersecurity
January, 2024
One Pager Cybersecurity Program
One Pager Cybersecurity
Team
Kerry-Ann Barrett
Program Manager
Mariana Cardona
Project Officer
Orlando Garcés
Project Officer
Javier González
Project Officer
Nelson Guanilo Cubas
Project Officer
Sofia Hunter
Project Officer
Mariana Jaramillo
Project Officer
Einar Lanfranco
Project Officer
Maria Paula Lozano
Project Officer
David Moreno
Project Officer
Rosa Munárriz
Project Officer
Valentina Name
Project Officer
Manuel Pérez Panero
Project Officer
Carmen Quintos Muñoz
Project Officer
Alejandro Sabolansky
Project Officer
Diego Subero
Project Officer
Katya Vera
Project Officer