08 August 2018

ARPEL and OAS sign memorandum of understanding to boost cybersecurity

  • The protection of critical infrastructures against cyber attacks and other emerging threats, such as the use of the Internet for terrorist purposes, as well as their normal functioning, are a concern of the Member States of the OAS and ARPEL. Both entities highlight the importance of the implementation of cybersecurity programs that include the resilience of critical infrastructures and are based on risk analysis. In order to promote the cooperation of the public, private and academic sectors, to strengthen the protection and protection of critical infrastructure, ARPEL and the OAS through the Secretariat of the Inter-American Committee against Terrorism (CICTE) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding, which formalizes and gives continuity to the collaborative activities that have already been carried out between both institutions.

    The scope of this memorandum includes points such as exchanging information on the development of initiatives to strengthen cybersecurity among the members of the respective organizations, promote and participate in initiatives of mutual interest, and develop joint actions related to cooperation. institutional and academic in the areas of research.

    The first activity planned in the framework of this agreement is the Cybersecurity Seminar on Critical Infrastructures, Risks, Opportunities and Priorities, to be held on October 9 and 10 in the auditorium of the Catholic University of Buenos Aires, Argentina.

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