On November 12, Hudson Institute hosted a panel to discuss cybersecurity concerns present in Latin America. Threats range from hacking, identity theft, and criminal dark web activities to the exploitation of online services by insurgent groups for propaganda purposes. These concerns have prompted a number of government initiatives to crack down on cybercrime including the creation of cyber-security agencies within police and armed forces and improved citizen awareness initiatives. However, more should be done in order to deter attackers and minimize consequences of these threats.
Panelists included Analyst and Jane’s Defence Weekly Contributor Wilder Alejandro Sanchez; author Richard Stiennon; and Organization of American States Cyber Security Programme Manager Belisario Contreras. The discussion was moderated by Hudson Senior Fellow Ambassador Jaime Daremblum.