14:00 - 14:30 Welcome and Registration

Registration and networking

14:30 - 15:00 Opening Remarks

The keynote will reflect on past and present capacity-building initiatives in Latin America and opportunities for strengthening UK-Latam cyber cooperation.

Kerry-Ann Barrett, Cybersecurity Programme Manager, Organisation of American States (OAS)

Kathryn Jones, Deputy Head of Cyber Policy Department, Foreign Commonwealth and Development Office

Chair: James Sullivan, Cyber Programme, RUSI

15:00 - 16:00 Building Capacities for Sustainable Cyber Governance: Unpacking Enablers and Constraints

There are different elements that connect Latin America with the UK and the US when it comes to cyber security. When reflecting on current geopolitical tensions, what are the convergences and divergences in their cyber security approaches? How do these dynamics affect or strengthen capacity building?

Chair: Carolin Weisser Harris, GCSCC Oxford Martin School

Brian Fonseca, FIU

Carlos Solar, Latin America, RUSI

Liina Areng, LAC4/EU Cyber Net

Arthur David,  Cyber Policy Advisor, Global Affairs Canada

Isabel Ibarra, Advisor for Cyber security and Hybrid Threats, Spain

16:00 - 16:20 Coffee Break

Tea and coffee will be available to those attending the half day conference in person

16:20 - 17:20 Exploring Pathways for the Development of National Cyber security Agencies

Throughout the past year, countries in Latin America have proposed different legislative projects to consolidate a centralised national cyber security governance model. This panel will discuss lessons learned and the different contextual factors that have shaped existing or in-the-making agencies.

Chair: Randy Pestana, FIU

Julio Cesar Mancipe, Cybersecurity Consultant, Office of the Presidency of Colombia

Louise Marie Hurel, Cyber Programme, RUSI

Marcelo Malagutti, Special Advisor, Institutional Security Office of the Presidency, Brazil 

Joe Devanny, Lecturer, King’s College London

17:20 - 17:30 Closing Remarks

Closing reflections with indication of next steps (conference write-up)