Economy January 22, 2019 | 10:56 am

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US think tank, Central Bank talk cybersecurity

Santo Domingo.-  Dominican central banker Héctor Valdez Albizu met with a group of specialists from the William J. Perry Hemispheric Defense Studies Center, assigned to the National Defense University of Washington DC.

Strategic planning expert Boris Saavedra; national security affairs and financial threats specialist professor Celina Realuyo and educational outreach specialist Kara O’Ryan, spoke in the seminar organized by the Central Bank on “Foundations and New Trends in Cybersecurity Matters,” from January 16 to 18.

The activity was directed to the technicians of the monetary institution itself, to the government agencies with key roles in cybersecurity of the country’s financial ecosystem, and to the financial intermediation entities.

Intense practical program

“The quality of the presentations allowed the participants in the Central Bank seminar to have the opportunity to develop special work sessions and to update the most relevant topics regarding cybersecurity policies and strategies, emphasizing the risks and opportunities of the Financial System to new threats, best practices, response to incidents, recovery and technological resilience,” the Central Bank said in a statement.

Strategic operation

“The William J. Perry Center encourages and brings together the community of security and defense professionals of the Western Hemisphere to seek mutually supportive approaches to common challenges, in order to develop effective and sustainable institutional capacities, so this The event represented a valuable source of knowledge for attendees,” it said.

It’s the first time that the William J. Perry Center has given a workshop focused on in the hemisphere’s financial system, with the participation of the Dominican state, private and defense sectors.

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