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More than 70 speakers from 14 countries will offer at the #STICPUNTACANA Conference the keys to create a "unique cyber-squad for Ibero-America"

Dominican Republic
April 12, 2023
  • The MCCE, the National Cryptologic Centre and the National Institute of Cybersecurity are coordinating the development of the international module

The countdown is on for the III Workshop STIC Dominican Republic Chapter, the international benchmark event in cybersecurity in which this year more than 70 speakers from 14 countries will participate with the aim of offering the keys to creating a "unique cybersquad for Ibero-America".

The III #STICPUNTACANA Conference, which will be held from 19 to 21 April, will feature different conferences focused on the exchange of technical information and cooperation in the field of cybersecurity. Thus, three thematic modules have been defined in the event's agenda, which are coordinated by the actors involved in the organisation of the event and which will make it possible to analyse the challenges and challenges that cybersecurity poses at this time from an international point of view.

In this regard, the Joint Cyberspace Command (MCCE), the National Cryptologic Centre (CCN-CERT) of the National Intelligence Centre and the National Institute of Cybersecurity (INCIBE) are coordinating the development of the international module to be held on 19 April. For this reason, the opening of this conference will be attended by the commander of the MCCE, General Rafael García, the deputy director general of the National Cryptologic Centre, Luis Jiménez, and the head of internationalisation at INCIBE, Victoria Valbuena.


The presentations scheduled for this conference will share information on international cyberthreats and the opportunities and risks derived from the use of new technologies. The national vision for improving detection and response capabilities will also be shared, with the deployment of Government Cybersecurity Operations Centres.

Cooperation and Institutions

On the second day, 20 April, the module dedicated to Cooperation will take place and will be coordinated by the Organisation of American States (OAS), CSIRTAmericas Network and the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB). Representatives from these institutions will also take part in the conference, which will be attended by a large number of professionals from international CERTs to discuss international collaboration on relevant issues such as detection and response to possible cyber-attacks through CSIRTs, cybersecurity governance models and projects for implementing cybersecurity plans. As on previous occasions, the CSIRTAmericas "Cybersecurity, the commitment that unites us" award will be presented during this module.

On 21 April, the Institutional module will be held, organised by the National Department of Investigations (DNI) and dedicated to cybersecurity in the Dominican Republic. Representatives of the country's agencies with competencies in this area will speak at the event to offer their views on the cyberspace risks affecting the country and the necessary projects that are being addressed to strengthen its national cybersecurity. The DNI, the National Cybersecurity Centre (CNCS), the Attorney General's Office, the Government Office of Information and Communication Technologies (OGTIC), the Technological Institute of the Americas (ITLA), the Central Bank of the Dominican Republic and the Ministry of Defence of the Dominican Republic will take part in the programme of the third and last day of the #STICPUNTACANA Conference.

In parallel to these thematic modules, and with the aim of promoting education and technical training in cybersecurity, different workshops and technical presentations on various cybersecurity topics will be held in an adjoining room of the Convention Centre to complement the conferences offered in the official programme.


The III STIC Dominican Republic Chapter Conference will also serve as a framework for the Ibero-American Cyber Defence Forum - made up of Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Mexico, Guatemala, Paraguay, Peru, Portugal, Uruguay and Spain - whose objective is to promote mutual support in the training of personnel, encourage participation in conferences and exercises, establish support procedures in research, development and innovation, and share information on cyberthreats.



The event will be broadcast live and online in its entirety in order to make attendance at the #STICPUNTACANA Conference even more extensive. To be able to attend online, as well as to confirm the last places available in the on-site mode, it is necessary to register online through the event's website: