The Cybersecurity Program of the Inter-American Committee against Terrorism (CICTE) has been building the cybersecurity capabilities of the members of the Organization of American States (OAS), to prevent and respond to cyber incidents for over a decade, and has built a reputation of trust and competence among member states for the execution of relevant and effective capacity building initiatives both nationally and regionally. The Program’s efforts are geared toward three specific objectives:
1. Increasing access to knowledge and information on cyber threats and risks;
2. Enhancing the technical and policy capacity of governments and critical infrastructure operators to detect cyber threats, respond to cyber incidents, and combat both;
3. Promoting more robust, effective and timely information-sharing, cooperation and coordination among cybersecurity stakeholders at the national, regional and international level.
The CICTE Cybersecurity Program endeavors to help member states strengthen incident response capacities and improve policy frameworks, knowledge regarding cybersecurity issue, and international and regional cooperation, with the aim of helping member state l networks and critical infrastructure achieve security and resilience.
This open forum will focus on presenting the work of the OAS Cyber Security Program and Its accomplishments 2015-2016 and resources developed that are publicly available.
Name of Speaker(s)
Belisario Contreras, Program Manager, Cyber Security Program OAS-CICTE