IGF 2019 OF #10
How ready is LAC for cyber challenges?


This Open Forum aims to provide a comprehensive picture and update on the state of cybersecurity in 32 countries Latin America and Caribbean countries. In 2018, the Cybersecurity Program of the Organization of American States, in partnership with the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), deployed the Cybersecurity Capacity Maturity Model for Nations (CMM) and collected data to assess countries’ maturity level regarding (1) cybersecurity policy and strategy, (2) culture and society, (3) education, (4) legal and regulatory frameworks, as well as (5) standards and technologies. This is the second edition of this one-of-a-kind study of the Americas, built based on a multi-stakeholder consultation, carefully balancing the need for security to enable social economic growth and sustainability, while respecting the right to free expression and the right to privacy.


Organization of American States (OAS)


Belisario Contreras, Cybersecurity Program Manager, Organization of American States (OAS)
A representative of Government
A representative of the Civil Society
A representative of the Private Sector

Online Moderator

Kerry-Ann Barrett


GOAL 9: Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure
GOAL 16: Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions