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Cybersecurity Baseline, An Exploration, Which Permits to Delineate National Cybersecurity Strategy in Ecuador

  • Mario RonEmail author
  • Oswaldo Rivera
  • Walter Fuertes
  • Theofilos Toulkeridis
  • Javier Díaz
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 918)

Abstract

Information and Communication Technologies entails risks inherent to their use, which must be treated by organizations to protect their users from possible damage to their integrity. To determine the way to protect users, a real knowledge of the current situation is indispensable. This study allows to know the current state of cybersecurity in Ecuador through a systematic and organized process, based on the main criterion that should be considered in the establishment of a National Cybersecurity Strategy (NCS), considering its level of maturity. The results obtained as a baseline are a significant contribution to the definition of the NCS in Ecuador and the procedure could be applied by other countries in the region both to prepare their policies and to monitor the impact they have had.

Keywords

Cybersecurity Baseline Policy Organizations Ecuador 

Notes

Acknowledgments

The authors would like to express special thanks to all institutions, companies and professionals who participated in the field research as they did before in similar processes to develop the NCS.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mario Ron
    • 1
    • 2
    Email author
  • Oswaldo Rivera
    • 1
  • Walter Fuertes
    • 1
  • Theofilos Toulkeridis
    • 1
  • Javier Díaz
    • 2
  1. 1.Universidad de las Fuerzas Armadas ESPESangolquíEcuador
  2. 2.Universidad Nacional de la PlataLa PlataArgentina

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