ICANN and OAS to Work Together to Increase Regional Cyber-Security Joint effort is a critical aspect of recently signed Memorandum of Understanding

ICANN logo[news release] ICANN and the General Secretariat of the Organization of American States (OAS), a public international organization, through the Executive Secretariat of the Inter-American Committee Against Terrorism of the Secretariat for Multidimensional Security (CICTE), have agreed to work cooperatively on bolstering regional cyber-security.

Both organizations expressed mutual recognition for the significant work each of them does within their remit, including the implementation of the OAS “Adoption of Comprehensive Inter-American Strategy to Combat Threats to Cyber-Security: A multi-dimensional approach to creating a culture of cyber security,” and the significant work done by ICANN in enhancing the operational stability, reliability, resiliency, security and global interoperability of the Domain Name System (DNS). Further, the two organizations underscored the recent signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to join efforts in several areas of common interest related to cyber security issues.

Fadi Chehadé, ICANN President and CEO, highlighted the significance of this MoU signed with OAS, which seeks to increase cooperation and collaboration between both organizations in cyber security issues.

“A secure and stable coordination of the Internet’s Identifier Systems is a priority for ICANN and we certainly understand the need to continue to strengthen cooperation among all cyber security stakeholders,” Said Chehadé. “I see this MoU as a step in the right direction.”

When referring to the MoU, both parties expressed their belief that cooperation and collaboration between them would further common objectives related to cyber-security issues, promote regional collaboration, strengthen active participation in ICANN’s policy-making processes and strengthen the support for the multistakeholder model of the Internet.

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