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Belisario Contreras

Manager, Cyber Security Programme, Organization of American States (OAS)

Bachelor's in Business Administration, Universidad Francisco de Paula Santander; Master's in Latin American Studies, School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University. Formerly with the Young American Business Trust. 2011, Fellow, Department of National Planning of Colombia. Currently, Manager, Cyber Security Program, Secretariat, Inter-American Committee against Terrorism (CICTE), Organization of American States (OAS); provides programmatic and management support in the planning, organization and execution of cyber security initiatives in the Americas, including the Creation and Development of Computer Emergency Response Teams; Provision of Technical Training; Implementation of Crisis Management Exercises; Capacity building on Industrial Control Systems; and coordinating outreach and collaboration with other international and regional organizations working on cyber issues. Since 2007, has played a part in the growth and improvement of Computer Security Incident Response Teams in the Americas, and has worked closely with Latin American governments on the development and adoption of National Cyber Security Strategies and Policies. Has spearheaded liaison and promoted strategic partnerships between the OAS and key international actors.