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US Participated in Costa Rica’s Tech Camp

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San Jose, 30 September 2021 (TDI): On Monday, Costa Rica held a virtual Tech Camp on cybersecurity where experts from the US State Department’s Office of the Coordinator for Cyber Issues (S/CCI) and the Costa Rican Ministry of Science, Innovation, Technology, and Telecommunications (MICITT) participated in the event.

The United States Charge d’ Affaires in Costa Rica Marcos Mandojana also attended the Tech Camp and converged with Costa Rican experts in Information Technology (IT) and cybersecurity besides ensuring safer and agile cybersecurity teams. Several other luminaries addressing the Camp included Paola Vega Castillo, Minister of Science, Innovation, Technology and Telecom (MICITT), Jesse Golland, Economic Officer of the US Embassy in Costa Rica, Liesyl Franz from the US State Department’s Cyber Affairs Coordinator Office (S/CCI), and Tracy Bills, who happens to be a Senior Cybersecurity Operations Researcher at CERT Division of the Software Engineering Institute.

The Tech Camp initiative aimed at strengthening Costa Rica’s cybersecurity capabilities, regulating the ethical use of artificial intelligence, and enhancement of intergovernmental coordination. During the session, the Ministry of Science, Innovation, Technology, and Telecommunications also announced that Costa Rica aspires to promote the responsible use of artificial intelligence in association with the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB).

 

 

 

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