Colombia Prepares New Cyber Security Strategy

From: Nearshore Americas

By Narayan Ammachchi

The Colombian government is drawing up a new cyber defense strategy to deal with the growing rate of cyber attacks, as the Andean country continues to use information technology to overhaul its education and healthcare sectors.

Officials from Mintic, Colombia’s ICT Ministry, are meeting web technology experts from around the world and giving final touches to the legal draft.

According to a Mintic press release, experts from 10 countries, including Canada, Spain and the USA, are currently reviewing Colombia’s cyber defense systems.

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Chinese Investment In U.S. Tech Booms Despite Cybersecurity Fears

From: The World Post

Matt Sheehan

Chinese tech companies have splurged on major acquisitions of U.S. high tech firms in the first quarter of 2014, spending big bucks in pursuit of the markets, technology and talent found in the U.S., according to a report released Tuesday by the Asia Society and the Rhodium Group. But with cybersecurity questions driving a wedge in U.S.-China relations recently, the acquisitions are generating equal amounts of excitement and anxiety.


SC has no consistent computer security plan

From: Associated Press

COLUMBIA, S.C. — Officials have told lawmakers that South Carolina has no consistent plan for computer security among state agencies, more than a year after the state’s revenue department was hacked.

The State newspaper reported (http://bit.ly/1krZDa1 ) some senators said Tuesday they want to make cyber-security mandatory for state agencies.

Columbia Sen. Joel Lourie says the process has not moved as quickly as it should, after financial information for more than six million taxpayers was taken in 2012.

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