The Industrial Cybersecurity Center in Argentina

Team

Nora Alzua

Information Security Specialist Consultant with CISM- CRISC certifications. Currently she is conducting systems audits of contingency plans as Freelance She was Information Security Responsible in Edesur up to March 2016, organizing the Computer Security Area since 1999 Defining policies and procedures Generating annual control plans Internal staff awareness Definition, test and control of Contingency Plans […]

Claudio Caracciolo

Es Coordinador del Centro de Ciberseguridad Industrial en Latinoamérica. Además de: Chief Security Ambassador at Eleven Paths ISSA Argentina Chapter’s President (2011-2013 and 2013-2015) Coordinator at Centro de Ciberseguridad Industrial (CCI-Es.org) in Argentina Co-Founder at Root-Secure SRL Information Security Consultant with international certifications, mainly oriented on penetration test techniques, but with a particular passion by […]

Mr. Claudio Caracciolo, the Industrial Cibersecurity Center Coordinator in Argentina (CCI Coordinators Team), helps us to get in context of the state of the industrial cybersecurity in his country, and to do so, he shares with us his impressions.

He describes the level of sensitivity of industrial organizations in his country according to the following percentages:

He also affirms that the trend of recent years has been a slight increase.

Argentina counts with local and national public bodies promoting an adequate legal framework, in order to ensure the progressive incorporation of industrial cybersecurity measures in national presence companies (mainly critical infrastructure). The main organizations are:

  • Ministry of Modernization (ex-ONTI)
  • Cibernational Defense Command

Analysing the most widely adopted industrial cybersecurity measures by Argentinian organizations to protect industrial automation systems, Claudio Caracciolo highlights the application of:

  • External security audits
  • Conventional firewalls
  • SIEM (Security information and event management)

The CCI Coordinator in Argentina characterizes the industrial cybersecurity situation in his country with the following SWOT analysis:

Weaknesses

  • Lack of operational technologies certifications, processes and professionals

  • Lack of specific industry cybersecurity legislation

  • Lack of a solutions and services catalogue of industrial cybersecurity

  • Lack of specific CERTs

Strengths

  • Frequent events and forums on industrial cybersecurity

  • Increase of Industrial cyber security trained professionals

  • Leadership and recognition in the international markets

Threats

  • Application of IT security measures without discretion

  • High development of industrial applications without cybersecurity requirements

  • Slow legislation

Opportunities

  • Increased of cibersecurity demand for Industry 4.0 and the Internet of things.

  • Strategic position in the industrial cyber security sector

Activities

Lack of awareness and regulation in Argentina, conclusion of the XVIII Meeting of “The Voice of industry” held in Buenos Aires on June 1

The Industrial Cyber Security Center has presented the preliminary results of the study on the state of cybersecurity in the Argentine industry. The Industrial Cybersecurity Center (CCI) held a preliminary study on the state of industrial cybersecurity in Argentina, at the XVIII “The Voice of Industry” Meeting held in Buenos Aires on 1 June. The […]

Meeting of La Voz de la Industria held in Buenos Aires on September 7, 2018

CCI will hold a meeting at the Telefónica Foundation of the Autonomous City of Buenos Aires aimed at the industry and the Argentine infrastructure operators.

The IV congress in Buenos Aires demonstrates the high level and audience participation

CCI’s “4th Int’l Congress on Industrial Cybersecurity”, held this week in Buenos Aires (Argentina), has confirmed the growing interest, among the professional community, in the matter of operational technology (OT) cyber security. At the same time, it has shown a greater vendors’ maturity regarding their offering in this field.

XIV International Congress of Industrial Cybersecurity in Latin America, held from October 27 to 29, in Virtual Format

As a fundamental part of its activity, the Center for Industrial Cybersecurity (CCI) has held its XIV International Congress on Industrial Cybersecurity in Latin America. Reference event for the Latin American market, and a meeting point and exchange of knowledge, experiences and relationships of all the actors involved in this field.