2016 Cybersecurity Report
This report is the result of a collaborative effort between the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and the Organization of American States (OAS) to present a comprehensive an up-todate picture of the state of cybersecurity of countries in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC).
Using an online tool designed in partnership with the Global Cybersecurity Capacity Centre (GCSCC) of the University of Oxford, the OAS-IDB gathered data from cybersecurity stakeholders representing different sectors. These stakeholders include: government agencies, critical infrastructure operators, the military, law enforcement, the private sector and academia.
This report comprises two main sections. The first section, “Expert Contributions”, consists of essays on cybersecurity trends in the region contributed by international cybersecurity experts. In “Cybersecurity, Privacy and Trust: Trends in Latin America and the Caribbean Region and the Way Forward”, James A. Lewis of the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) explores the role of international cooperation in norm creation and regulation for cybersecurity and cybercrime. Lewis highlights the work of regional and international mechanisms to promote international cooperation in protecting cyberspace...
The second section, “Country Reports”, provides an overview of the current state of cybersecurity in the countries in the LAC region based on information gathered through the online tool designed in partnership with GCSCC, interviews with Member States officials and desk research.