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How to effectively develop a regional cyber security workforce

The Best Path Forward

January 2021, Number 10.04

“The outbreak of COVID-19 in early 2020 created an urgent need for some countries to adopt social isolation measures and to encourage teleworking, forcing companies and governments to use all the digital tools at their disposal and to increase their availability and access. Organizations that had little or no digital infrastructure were forced to acquire and deploy new digital resources in a very short time, learning as they went.

The pandemic has resulted in a state of increased hyperconnectivity. This is due to a number of factors, such as business and service continuity and an increase in leisure time and digital relationships, forcing people into information selfoverloads and making apparent the need for multidisciplinary cyber security teams that focus on crime and safety...”

Excerpt from Pedro Janices et al., “The Best Path Forward,” per Concordiam: Journal of European Security Defense Issues  10, No. 4, 2021: 34-39.

Pedro Janices is the founder and the academic coordinator of the CAPA 8 Foundation. He is an advisor in the Department of Cybercrime Investigations in the Ministry of Security of Argentina. He served as national director of Critical Information Infrastructure Protection & Cybersecurity and national director of the National Office of Technologic Information, both in the Chief of Cabinet Ministers. Previously, he was director of technology and security at the Ministry of Justice, Security and Human Rights and director of technology and security at the Homeland Ministry.

Mariana Galan is a legal advisor in the Directorate of Cybercrime of the Ministry of Security of Argentina. She has previously been a technology legal advisor at the Cabinet Office of Ministers, the Ministry of Modernization and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Since 2016, she has served on the Commission on Public Policy, Human Rights and Digital Privacy of the CAPA 8 Foundation and is in charge of the cyber woman initiative.

Maximiliano Scarimbolo is a principal officer in the Buenos Aires City Police. He has worked for 22 years in the areas of prevention and investigation of complex crimes and protection of dignitaries. He is also part of the CAPA 8 Foundation. He works as a teacher of various professional law enforcement specializations.

Agustin Malpede is a lawyer specializing in information law at the University of Buenos Aires in Argentina. He works as an advisor at the CAPA 8 Foundation and as a legal advisor within the Office of Undersecretary of Administrative Innovation.

This article reflects the views of the author and are not necessarily the official policy of the United States, Germany, or any other governments.