Organization of American States

About OAS

Short Member description The Organization of American States is the world’s oldest regional organization, and came into being in 1948. The OAS/CICTE Cyber Security Program has been working for over a decade to strengthen Cybersecurity capabilities in OAS Member States based on a multi-pronged multi-stakeholder engagement approach.
Focus on specific topics

The Program’s efforts are geared toward three specific objectives: (1) increasing access to knowledge and information on cyber threats and risks; (2) enhancing the technical and policy capacity of governments and critical infrastructure operators to detect cyber threats, respond to cyber incidents, and combat organized crime; and (3) promoting more robust, effective and timely information-sharing, cooperation and coordination among cyber security stakeholders at the national, regional and international level.

Main recurrent cyber-related events organized by OAS

International CyberEx

SEGURINFO - South School of Internet Governance

Website URL

www.oas.org

www.oas.org/cyber

www.cicte.oas.org

Contact details

Belisario Contreras

Program Manager

Inter-American Committee against Terrorism

Secretariat for Multidimensional Security

Organization of American States

1889 F St., NW -Washington D.C.

T: (202) 370-4674

F: (202) 458-3857

bcontreras@oas.org

Kerry-Ann Barrett

Cyber Security Policy Specialist

Inter-American Committee against Terrorism

Secretariat for Multidimensional Security

Organization of American States

1889 F St., NW -Washington D.C

T. 202-370-4675

F. 202-458-3857

kabarrett@oas.org

Most relevant documents

The Organization of American States (OAS) participates in the following GFCE initiatives: