With the aim of strengthening cybersecurity in public organizations, the First Regional Cybersecurity Exercise for the Southern Cone started on August 8, co-organized by the Latin American and Caribbean Cyber Competence Center (LAC4) of the EU CyberNet project, the European Union (EU) and the Government of Estonia.
The event welcomed key cybersecurity experts from Europe and Latin America, and the Caribbean, among whom His Excellency Mr. Luis A. Salazar (Costa Rica): Former Minister of Science, Technology & Telecommunications of Costa Rica, and current Member of the Governing Board of Tod'Aérs Global Network [TGN].
The First Regional Cybersecurity Exercise for the Southern Cone was carried out with the purpose of delving into subregional cyber threats, as well as exploring and practicing opportunities for cooperation and coordination of regional policies in response to an incident with a cross-border effect. The event welcomed technical teams representing Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Paraguay, and Uruguay.
EU CyberNet is a project promoted by the European Union (EU) and the Government of Estonia with the purpose of reinforcing the execution and global coordination in capacity development projects in cybersecurity, as well as reinforcing the capacity of the EU to provide technical assistance to partner countries globally.
Part of this project was to put into operation a Latin American and Caribbean Cyber-Capacity Center (LAC4), to coordinate and share the EU experience in the region, develop local capacities, facilitate collaboration on projects and joint actions, and promote the benefits of an open, free and inclusive cyberspace.