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Regional Forum on Cyber security and Third Cyberdrill for the America Region

August 3 to 5, 2015
Colombia - Bogota​


A four-day regional Forum on Cyber security for the Americas Region was organized in Bogota-Colombia from 3 to 5 August 2015 at the kind invitation of the Ministry of Information, Technology, and Communications of Colombia and The Colombian Chamber for Informatics and Telecommunications (CCTI). The University of Los Andes, which provided the venue, provided also support and collaboration.

Through the Forum and the third Cyberdrill our intention was to encourage cooperation between National CIRTs of the region, to provide capacity building, and to offer scenarios for the analysis of real cases of cyberattacks to inspire teamwork and to improve the incident response effectiveness of the teams. The Forum started links for cooperation between the participating national CIRTs to ensure continuous efforts in achieving regional and global cybersecurity.


The Forum sessions discussed, among other things, the regional situation and perspectives as well as child online protection, and also gathered viewpoints of the public and private sectors, academia, etc. The Forum benefited from the participation of regional institutions, experts from different parts of the world, several technical sessions, and additionally the Third Cyberdrill Applied Learning for Emergency Response Team.


CERTs of the Region's Member States, decision takers about cybersecurity from the administrations, Staff of telecommunication administrations, regulatory authorities, regional organizations, sector members and special guests from America's region: Argentina, Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas, Bolivia (Plurinational State of), Brazil, Barbados, Canada, Chile, Costa Rica, Colombia, Cuba, Belize, Dominican Rep., Dominica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Grenada, Haiti, Guyana, Honduras, Jamaica, Mexico, Netherlands Antilles, Peru, Paraguay, Panama, Nicaragua, Saint Lucia, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Suriname, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Trinidad and Tobago, United States, Uruguay, and Venezuela.

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