Mexico had 200,000 cyber incidents since 2012, says the Security Commission

Mexico attended more than 200,000 cyber-incidents and neutralized more than 16,000 apocryphal sites from 2012 to date, the head of the National Security Commission (CNS) revealed today. Manelich Castilla.

Mexico, Nov 13 (EFE) .- Mexico handled more than 200,000 cyber-incidents and neutralized more than 16,000 apocryphal sites from 2012 to date, the head of the Commission revealed today. National Security (CNS), Manelich Castilla.

When inaugurating the third week of cybersecurity in Mexico City, Castilla confirmed that the scientific division of the Federal Police he attended the incidents and neutralized the websites that usurped the identity of public and private institutions.

"Cybersecurity is a global concern, which looks like one of the priority activities of all the security forces, "Castilla said during the meeting, which will conclude on November 17.

During the day today, the Government of Mexico He presented his new cybersecurity strategy developed based on the recommendations that the Organization of American States (OAS) gave him last June.

Mexico joined in This is the case in countries such as Colombia, Panama, Trinidad and Tobago, Jamaica, Paraguay, Chile and Costa Rica, which have already adopted a similar strategy.

In addition to the support of the OAS for the strategy development, Mexico received financial contributions from the Government of Canada.

"Cybersecurity must work so that the internet remains a space where democracy can reach its fullness ", declared the executive secretary of the Inter-American Committee against Terrorism (CICTE), Alison August-Treppel.

The head of the Innovation and Strategy Unit Technological Office of the Presidency of Mexico, Víctor Lagunes, highlighted that more than 80% of cyber crimes can be avoided by taking preventive actions.

Lagunes He said that Mexico launched a campaign to raise awareness and prevent cybercrimes such as "phishing" (personal data theft) and identity theft, "grooming" (harassment and abuse). sexual activity against minors), with measures to combat them.

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