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AmCham Urges Mexico For Better Cybersecurity Law

The American Chamber of Commerce of Mexico (AmCham) urged the government to put in place a legislative framework to defuse the confusion surrounding cybersecurity in the country.

Mario de la Cruz, president of AmCham’s Innovation and ICT Committee, said in a statement that if cybercrime were a country, it would be the world’s third-largest economy, adding that the Mexican government must take cybercrime seriously.

De la Cruz pointed to previos reports of numerous  attempts at breaking into cyber networks in the country during the first half of 2022.

He urged federal authorities to put a legal framework in place, adding that the government must share information on the sort of cybercrime taking place and educate businesses and individuals on how to proect data.

He stressed the need for government to address the issue head-on and promote a safer environment for businesses.

“A sound national cybersecurity strategy requires the coordination of all stakeholders to create a public policy that protects critical infrastructure and prevents breaches in strategic services and sectors,” he added.

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The Chamber of Commerce expressed its concerns, saying that all previous attempts to finalize a cyber security law have failed due to a lack of political support.

At a recent cybersecurity forum hosted by AmCham, representatives from major technology companies, including Cisco and Akamai Networks, also reiterated their support for a legal framework.

Narayan Ammachchi

News Editor for Nearshore Americas, Narayan Ammachchi is a career journalist with a decade of experience in politics and international business. He works out of his base in the Indian Silicon City of Bangalore.

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