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Latin America and Caribbean Cyber Competence Centre LAC4, established in 2022 with the physical training facility in Santo Domingo, the Dominican Republic

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Latin America and Caribbean Cyber Competence Centre LAC4 is implemented by EU CyberNet and funded by the European Union, established in 2022 with the physical training facility in Santo Domingo, the Dominican Republic.

LAC4 is:

  • state-of-the-art hybrid training facility, digital forensics lab and cyber range;
  • capacity to develop and provide technical, policy and strategic level courses and simulation;
  • platform for doctrine development and research coordination;
  • channel to cyber capacity building projects, training modules and materials developed in the EU.

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News and Publications

EU CyberNet External Cyber Capacity Building training

On 26-28 April, EU CyberNet held its EU External Cyber Capacity Building training for the Western Balkans, Eastern Partnership and Southern Neighbourhood delegations in Istanbul.

By Lauri Aasmann, Training and Services Lead, EU CyberNet
Cyber Project Community Meeting

On 11 February our Cyber Project Community held its 4th meeting. Organised in cooperation with the Commission’s Service for Foreign Policy Instruments and the European External Action Service, the Community brings together implementers of the EU-funded actions to improve coordination and is also open to EU officials.

By EU CyberNet team
Regional training on “Designing and Executing Cybersecurity Exercises”

The Latin America and Caribbean Cyber Competence Centre (LAC4) in Santo Domingo started the new training year with a regional seminar focused on the foundations of designing and executing cybersecurity exercises.

By Liina Areng, Regional Programme Lead, EU CyberNet
Cyber Capacity Building Collaborative Transformation: Good practice from the Dominican Republic [1]

This article takes a look on lessons from the Dominican Republic on how capacity building endeavours are enhanced if the recipient country adopts and replicates delivered trainings to engage wider local audience.

By César Moline Rodríguez, LAC4 Policy Expert

Events

LAC4 Dominican Republic Santo Domingo
Conference
Cyber Awareness & Dissemination
International Cooperation Frameworks

Inaugural Conference of the Latin America and Caribbean Cyber Competence Centre (LAC4)

LAC4 Dominican Republic Santo Domingo
Seminar
Cyber Awareness & Dissemination
Cyber Diplomacy
Cyber Threat Intelligence

Cybersecurity Awareness seminar for diplomats

EU CyberNet Project is organising in cooperation with the EU Delegation to the Dominican Republic an informal seminar for diplomats on the strategic cybersecurity challenges we face in relation to digitalisation and new technologies.

LAC4 Dominican Republic Santo Domingo
Seminar
National Cyber Security Strategy

National Cybersecurity Strategy Implementation Seminar for the Dominican Republic

Strategic recommendations for the effective implementation of actions to improve the maturity of cybersecurity capabilities and cyber risk management

LAC4 Dominican Republic Santo Domingo
Training
Technology Governance
Digital Information Space
Cyber Threat Intelligence

Training Course on “Information Security for CISOs”

LAC4 Equador Quinto
Training
Cyber Awareness & Dissemination
Digital Information Space
International Cooperation Frameworks

Signing of the Memorandum of Understanding with Ecuador to support LAC4 sub-regional activities

Estonian Information System Authority (RIA), the implementer of the EU CyberNet project is signing the MoU in Quito with the Government of Ecuador – Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Human Mobility and the Ministry of Telecommunications and Digital Society to formalise collaboration in the framework of the LAC4 initiative

Virtual
Training
Cyber Crisis Management
Computer security incident response

Regional training on Cyber Crisis Management procedures and practices

Online seminar involving 8 Caribbean countries in a training covering theoretical aspects and practical examples on how to establish operational cyber crisis management procedures and develop national cyber emergency response plans

Virtual
Workshop
Computer security incident response
Cyber Crisis Management
Cyber Exercises & Readiness

Support for Guyana in developing and testing a national cyber preparedness and response plan

Workshops for public sector and critical infrastructure operators to introduce cyber crisis management principles and stakeholder engagement in resilience building and emergency response.

LAC4 Dominican Republic Santo Domingo
Workshop
Cyber Crime – International

International introductory workshop on cybercrime in the fields of human trafficking, arms running and narcotic substances, Santo Domingo, 28 March – 1 April 2022

Workshop for experts from the Dominican Republic, Haiti and Jamaica on prevention and investigation of cybercrime.

LAC4 Uruguay Montevideo
Seminar
Cyber Risk Management
Cyber Threat Intelligence

Cyber awareness raising seminars in Montevideo, 14-17.03.2022

Evolving cyber threat landscape, malicious actors, and challenges to securing cyberspace in the context of existing and emerging technologies and how it could impact Uruguay

LAC4 Equador Quinto
Workshop
Cyber Awareness & Dissemination

LAC4 scoping visit to Ecuador, 31.01-4.02.2022

Meetings with public and private sector stakeholders to define a roadmap of activities for Ecuador that could be carried out in the framework of LAC4.

LAC4 Dominican Republic Santo Domingo
Training

Regional training on “Designing and Executing Cybersecurity Exercises”

The aim of the training is to teach the participants the foundations of designing and executing a cybersecurity exercise in their home country

LAC4 Dominican Republic Santo Domingo
Seminar

Executive Cybersecurity and Digital Society Seminar

Awareness raising seminars for executives on cybersecurity and digital society in Dominican Republic.

How to collaborate

To become a LAC4 Participant Nation or Contributing Partner – various collaboration modalities with governmental, academic and private sector entities and international organizations in the Americas and globally, please contact us through contact form or directly.

Contact

Liina Areng

EU CyberNet Regional Program Lead

César Moliné

LAC4 Regional Manager

Adalberto Polanco

LAC4 Technical Expert