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01/02/2016

Training security experts

Late last year, the AMPARO project organized Cuba’s first basic workshop on cybersecurity and the creation of computer security incident response teams, which was attended by nearly fifty Cuban professionals.

Together with ETECSA — Cuba’s telecommunications company — LACNIC organized the workshop in Havana to promote ties among various Cuban organizations and strengthen cybersecurity issues.

Participants representing public organizations, government agencies and universities received training from a team of AMPARO experts so that they would be better prepared to face the growing security challenges posed by the significant increase in the number of online social and economic transactions.

These specialists provided four days of training, including guidelines on the creation of Computer Security Incident Response Teams (CSIRTs), how to handle sensitive information and risk management, as well as practical workshops on phishing botnet attacks.

“We are convinced that this workshop marked the beginning of a new approach to security,” said Graciela Martinez, head of LACNIC’s Warning Advice and Reporting Point (WARP).

The instructors shared with participants the importance of cooperation when addressing security issues.

The AMPARO Project – an initiative which LACNIC has been promoting since 2009 – encourages the adoption of computer security practices such as Computer Security Incident Response Teams (CSIRT). The project is part of the services LACNIC provides to its members and to the community as a whole.