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Organization of American States (OAS) will strengthen its program
against cyber attacks with the addition of a mobile simulation
laboratory with the latest technology in the field that will be made
available to Member States to further contribute to the protection of
their critical infrastructure and information systems.
The simulation lab will reinforce the ability of the OAS to
support its Member States in preventing, detecting, deterring, and
mitigating the effects of cyber attacks, and in the pursuit and
application of the law to those responsible for them.
The modern and sophisticated equipment and computer software
acquired will make the simulation and crisis management exercises, used
to prepare for the event of a cyber attack, more effective, efficient,
and meaningful. Moreover, they can be carried out more often, thanks to
the high mobility of the equipment and its flexibility to meet the
continuous advances in technology.
The new lab will also allow for the increase in the scope of
testing, because it gathers the private sector, academia, civil society
and government authorities in one place. The will create a further
reaching and higher quality training of public officials, social and
business leaders, academics and experts from the Member States, who will
face real problems that require quick and strong decision making with
high levels of awareness, preparation and coordination of efforts.
The first simulation exercises with the new equipment will begin in the coming months in Argentina, Colombia and Mexico.
The new mobile simulation lab will be managed by the
Inter-American Committee against Terrorism (CICTE) of the OAS, which
developed it with the support of the Department of Information and
Technology Services of the hemispheric organization.
For more information, please visit the OAS Website at www.oas.org.
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