The Industrial Cybersecurity Center in Mexico

Team

José Torres

José Torres, Coordinator of CCI in Mexico, Industrial Engineer with great experience in automation and control processes, engineering, integration and safety projects, developing his professional career in the nuclear and cement sector, where he has occupied different positions as plant manager, technical, operations and maintenance manager. He has recently completed several master’s degrees in engineering, […]

Arnulfo Espinosa

Arnulfo is an Electronics and Communications Engineer with more than 18 years of professional experience, he is an accredited instructor of the CISA, CISM, CSX Fundamentos and Cybersecuriy Audit certifications, he also has the CIA, CRISC, CDPSE, COBIT 5 Foundations and COBIT 5 Implementation certifications . He has participated as a lecturer in various conferences, […]

José Torres, the Industrial Cibersecurity Center Coordinators in Mexico (CCI Coordinators Team), help us to get in context of the state of the industrial cybersecurity in this country, and to do so, they share with us their impressions.

He describe the level of sensitivity of industrial organizations in this country according to the following percentages:

He also affirm that the trend of recent years has slightly grown.

Mexico 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:

  • Comisión Nacional de Seguridad
  • Policía Federal
  • Centro Nacional de Respuesta a Incidentes Cibernéticos (CERT-MX)

Analysing the most widely adopted industrial cybersecurity measures by Mexican organizations to protect industrial automation systems, José highlight the application of:

  • Industrial cybersecurity consulting / advisory
  • Ethical hacking
  • Internal security audits
  • External security audits
  • Backups SIEM (Security information and event management)

The CCI Coordinators in Mexico characterize the industrial cybersecurity situation in this country with the following SWOT analysis:

Weaknesses

  • Lack of specific industry cybersecurity legislation

  • Lack of a solutions and services catalogue of industrial cybersecurity

Strengths

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

  • Significant industrial cybersecurity innovation projects

  • Increase of trained professionals in Industrial Cybersecurity

  • National industrial cybersecurity specific CERTs

Threats

  • Slow legislation

  • Shortage of local industrial cybersecurity professionals working for manufacturers

Opportunities

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

  • Strategic position in the industrial cyber security sector.

Activities

CCI will hold its first “La Voz de la Industria” meeting in Mexico on May 24

On May 24, CCI will hold a meeting at the Citibanamex Center (Lomas de Sotelo, Hipódromo de las Américas, 11200 Miguel Hidalgo, CDMX, Mexico), aimed at Mexican industry, presenting for the first time the preliminary results of the study on the state of cybersecurity in the industry of Mexico.

CCI works with the Forum for Corporate Security in Mexico 2015

Further to the CCI collaboration with IRN, the event organizer, the Centre for Industrial Cybersecurity is one of the contributors to the next edition of this entrenched forum. The summit, which brings together security experts in the financial oil sectors, engineering, among others, will be held on 14,15 and October 16, 2015 in Mexico City […]

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.