Further to the individual country CMM reviews, the GCSCC worked with the OAS and supported two regional studies (2016 and 2020) of the Latin America and Caribbean region: both reports were condcuted with the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and provide a comprehensive and up-to-date depiction of cybersecurity in the region and the progress made over a period of four years.
The data for these reports were mostly collected through an online self-administered questionnaires developed by the OAS based on the CMM. Additionally, the OAS partnered with the GCSCC in Jamaica, Colombia and Brazil and conducted in country stakeholder focus groups. The stakeholders involved included: government agencies, critical infrastructure operators, the military, law enforcement, the private sector and academia.
The reports were made up of two main sections. The first section, ‘Expert Contributions’, presented essays on cybersecurity trends in the region written by international cybersecurity experts, including Prof Sadie Creese, Director of the GCSCC, covering topics specific to Latin America and the Caribbean, such as
- capacity building and diplomacy
- privacy and trust
- cybercrime legislation
- sustainable and secure societies
The second section, ‘Country Reports’, provided an overview of the current state of cybersecurity in the countries in the LAC region. Each country profile provides a short overview of recent cybersecurity developments in the country, statistics on the country’s population, number of people with Internet access, mobile phone subscriptions, and percentage of Internet penetration. In addition, each profile shows the country’s maturity level for each indicator allowing nations to be better informed and identify areas for prioritisation and investment to support the advancement of national cybersecurity capacity.
To compare and download the data from both reports, visit https://www.cybersecurityobservatory.org