Cuba Journal published an article on February 26, 2016, about the discussion between Cuba and the U.S about cybersecurity. Here’s a quick summary.
Working-level representatives from the United States and Cuba had a technical meeting to exchange information and best practices to prevent cybercrime and online fraud. The legal framework for investigating and penalizing cybercrime, along with protecting children from online predators was also discussed.
The United States and Cuba held an inaugural Law Enforcement Dialogue in Washington DC. Deputy Assistant Secretary for Western Hemisphere Affairs, Alex Lee, and Deputy Assistant Attorney General Bruce Swartz led the delegation for the United States. The Deputy Advisor of the Commission on Defense and National Security, Mr. Abel Gonzalez and Director of Bilateral Affairs, Directorate-General for the United States, Ambassador Yuri Gala Lopez led the Cuba delegation.
Law enforcement is a key area in the bilateral relationship as the U.S continues on a path for normalized relations with Cuba. The meeting took place in a productive and respectful environment for both countries. The discussion focused on a wide scope of areas of law enforcement cooperation such as counter-terrorism, cyber-crime, and transnational crime.
Contributed by Racquel Bailey from Jamaica. Racquel is a member of the WISC Discord group from the G5 Cyber Security Foundation Ltd. Learn more about WISC (Women in InfoSec Caribbean) at wiscaribbean.org. WISC is a non-profit initiative supporting Caribbean women and girls to develop a career in Information Security.