Meeting of Latin American and Caribbean Computer Security Incident Response Teams


Meeting of Latin American and Caribbean Computer Security Incident Response Teams

Close to fifty experts from eleven countries across the region came together for the Latin American and Caribbean Computer Security Incident Response Teams Meeting to discuss tools to deal with the latest cybercriminal strategies and forms of cybersecurity attacks during the coronavirus pandemic.

The meeting was held remotely and served to share updated statistics on computer security incidents and cyberattacks in Latin America and the Caribbean.

During the meeting, renowned security experts presented with the aim of strengthening regional professionals’ knowledge of computer security incidents.

“This CSIRT meeting is now consolidated as a workspace for Latin American and Caribbean actors to share security-related issues,” observed Graciela Martinez of LACNIC.

The meeting was attended by leading members of the technical community, the private sector, universities and civil society, and participants shared their knowledge in an attempt to strengthen the ability of the region’s public and private organizations to prevent and mitigate the impact of computer security incidents.

The session included four presentations of interest to the CSIRT community which addressed topics related to security incidents occurring during the COVID-19 pandemic, a technical presentation on DNS security, and trainings for the development of security incident response capability based on new approaches.

LACNIC is a leading actor recognized by the technical community and international organizations for its work in computer security incident prevention, detection and response.

This year, the Regional Internet Registry for Latin America and the Caribbean announced the creation of its Computer Security Incident Response Team (LACNIC CSIRT), which is led by Graciela Martínez. This new service was created leveraging the experience gained during the five years of operation of LACNIC WARP. 

The goal of LACNIC CSIRT is to intensify coordination between the regional and the international communities when working on cybersecurity incidents and good practices to mitigate their possible effects on the Internet.

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