Cybersecurity in Latin America: agreement signed between Chile and Colombia

With the aim of promoting the joint work of both nations in matters of cyber defense and cyber intelligence, Colombia and Chile decide to join forces to work with cyber security in said American nations.

The signing of this bilateral agreement has functioned as a closure to a series of cooperation treaties that since 2018, during the administration of President Piñera, the Chilean state had established with other countries such as Spain and Argentina, as well as with the OAS (Organization of American States).

The new challenges in cybersecurity

The objectives of the agreement are aimed at combating cybercrime; but they also support the creation of an efficient infrastructure to reduce crime rates, with emphasis on the most affected regions of both countries; all this through the development of an intelligent citizen protection system.

On the other hand, the agreement seeks to promote the work that both nations carry out together, both in organizations and in international forums dedicated to cyber defense, cybersecurity, cyber intelligence, and the reduction of cybercrime in cyberspace.

Likewise, the agreement serves to promote among network users confidence in their security and to increase confidence in the citizen defense mechanisms of both nations.

How the bilateral agreement between Chile and Colombia works

This agreement will allow the detection of critical infrastructures and work based on the reinforcement of security in them. In terms of cybersecurity, this translates into an exchange of information about possible threats on the network. the information is shared jointly in the CSIRTs or National CERTs, in order to establish bilateral cooperation mechanisms between both countries.

In addition, the agreement promotes the participation of both nations in technical training programs in everything concerning cyber defense and international management carried out to combat cybercrime.

In the same way, the protection of cybernetic infrastructures in critical regions is sought and participation in programs, conferences, research, among other related events.

Current projections

The continuous work in pertinent matter in each nation has been showing its results in practice. Both countries have a much more secure defense mechanism that is perfected every day with the integration of cutting-edge technology; which is intended for cybersecurity and the protection of all citizens whether on the web or in urban space.

Emphasis is placed mainly on areas with a high crime rate; and among the main current purposes, on the one hand, to continue working on improving the security mechanisms already established, and on the other, to deepen the integration of new strategies and to produce new updated statistics.