The Industrial Cybersecurity Center in Chile

Team

Jesús Peña Martínez

Jesús is Security Manager in SMU, Chile. Telecommunications Engineer from the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, he began his professional career at IBM with the construction of the system management service model for large companies. Since 2000 he was part of the Computer Security team of Bankinter, one of the main Spanish banks, where he developed […]

Gabriel Bergel

Computer and IT Engineer currently studying for Master in Cyber Security from IMF Business School and the Camilo José Cela University (Spain). He has 14 years of experience in different areas of information security, has been a Consultant, Project Manager, Security Engineer, Security Officer, CISO and Leader in Information Security Areas. He is a regular […]

Claudio Caracciolo

He is Head of Platforms, Innovation and Talent. In addition to: General Coordinator for the Industrial Cybersecurity Center for LATAM (CCI-Es.org)· Chief Data Officer (CDO) of Auravant. Specialist Consultant of Information Security passionate about Social Engineering, Industrial Cybersecurity and CarHacking. Lecturer in the Cybersecurity Strategy and Management Diploma at UCEMA. Professor in the Postgraduate Program […]

Gabriel Bergel and Jesus Peña Martinez are the Industrial Cibersecurity Center Coordinators in Chile (CCI Coordinators Team). Both, in collaboration with Eduardo Di Monte (who was CCI Coordinator in Chile, but he changes to CCI Expert Team Member CCI Experts Team), help us to get in context of the state of the industrial cybersecurity in their country, and to do so, they share with us their impressions.

They describe the level of sensitivity of industrial organizations in their country according to the following percentages:

They also affirm that the trend of recent years has been an exponentially grown.

Chile 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 Defense
  • Ministry of Interior
  • EMCO Joint Hight State

Among the main national laws and regulations affecting in this context in Chile, they mention:

  • Supreme Decree No. 1299 which describes the standards, and defines the roles for handling cyber crime
  • Law No. 19,223, that introduces computer crimes to the Criminal Code
  • Law No. 19,628, which covers privacy and data protection (currently draft is been updated in the Congress)
  • Finally, through Supreme Decree No. 533 of April 27, 2015, the Interministerial Committee on Cybersecurity (CICS) was created, whose main mission is to propose to the President of the Republic a
  • National Cybersecurity Policy. At the moment, this Policy is in draft phase, after the citizen consultation carried out during 2016.

Analysing the most widely adopted industrial cybersecurity measures by Chilean organizations to protect industrial automation systems, Gabriel Bergel and Eduardo Di Monte highlight the application of:

  • Industrial cybersecurity consulting / advisory
  • Ethical hacking
  • Internal security audits
  • External security audits
  • Whitelisting
  • Antivirus

The CCI Coordinators in Chile characterize the industrial cybersecurity situation in their country with the following SWOT analysis:

Weaknesses

  • Lack of operational technologies certifications, processes and professionals

  • Lack of specific industry cybersecurity legislation

  • Lack of events and forums on industrial cybersecurity

  • Lack of a solutions and services catalogue of industrial cybersecurity

  • Lack of specific CERTs

Strengths

  • Public organizations driven force (industry, national issues and defence)..

  • Significant industrial cybersecurity innovation projects

  • Awareness, especially regarding industrial critical infrastructures

  • Frequent events and forums on industrial cybersecurity

Threats

  • Application of IT security measures without discretion

  • High development of industrial applications without cybersecurity requirements

  • Slow legislation

  • Shortage of local industrial cybersecurity professionals working for manufacturers

  • Shortage of specific industrial cybersecurity risk management tools

Opportunities

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

  • Advantage with the lessons learned from smart grid cibersecurity.

  • Strategic position in the industrial cyber security sector

Activities

CCI celebrates its VI International Congress in Chile with a selection of excellent conference

On 17 and 18 May in Santiago de Chile we celebrate a congress that began with the presentation of the state of the Industrial Cyber Security in Chile.

CCI held on June 15, the third edition of the workshop “Cybersecurity in the Lifecycle of an automation project” in Santiango of Chile

The objective of this workshop was to provide professionals of industrial organizations, engineering, IT and OT integrators with the fundamental knowledge to apply cybersecurity in the design of industrial automation, analyzing the risks and impact on the business.

Great response from the Chilean industry at the XIX meeting of the Voice of Industry held in Santiago de Chile on June 14

The Industrial Cybersecurity Center has presented a previous study on the situation of industrial cybersecurity in Chile in its fourth meeting held in Latin America that shows a significant improvement in just one year.

Past, present and future of OT Cybersecurity (Ecosystem Chile)

In this webinar Gabriel Bergel, CCI coordinator for Chile and Eduardo Di Monte, CCI expert will answer the following questions: – What has been the evolution of cybersecurity in the different industrial sectors and technologies? – How is OT cybersecurity being managed today? – What are the challenges of the future of cybersecurity in industrial […]

VI International Congress of Industrial Cybersecurity, 17 & 18 May 2016 Hotel Mercure Santiago Centro, Santiago de Chile (CHILE)

We celebrated our VI International Congress of Industrial Cyber Security, and after the success achieved in the previous five (three in Madrid, one in Bogotá and one in Buenos Aires) has become the quality of its contents and speakers at the most important international conference on the subject in the Hipano-speaking world.

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.