Microsoft, OAS Partner on Cybersecurity; Jose Miguel Insulza Comments

CyberCrimeKeyboardMicrosoft and the Organization of American States and have struck a cooperation deal aimed at bolstering efforts to fight cybercrime in OAS member countries.

OAS and Microsoft aim to encourage further government and industry cooperation on cyber monitoring and incident response through the alliance, OAS said Wednesday.

“This partnership will have both hemispheric and global benefits as we seek to strengthen the cyber security capabilities of our member countries,” said Jose Miguel Insulza, OAS’ secretary general.

“New technologies are critical for development and security and we must keep in mind that cyber threats are continuously evolving,” Insulza added.

The signing of a cooperation pact between OAS and Microsoft took place at the company’s Global Cybercrime Enforcement Summit in Redmond, Wash.

Microsoft and OAS will work to implement projects in accordance with the regional body’s Comprehensive Inter-American Strategy to Combat Threats to Cyber Security and Declaration on Strengthening Cyber Security in the Americas.

OAS member states adopted the two resolutions in 2004 and in 2012, respectively.

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