CyberWeek @LAC4 2023

“CSIRT Technical and Operational Development in Latin America and the Caribbean”

CyberWeek 2023
LAC4 Dominican Republic Santo Domingo

Read here about the highlights of the event!

This year the CyberWeek @LAC4 will focus on CSIRT Technical and Operational Development for the Latin America and the Caribbean region. The aim is to bring together professionals, experts, and stakeholders from the region and the world to promote coordination and cooperation, exchange knowledge, experiences, and best practices in the field of computer security incident response. This event will provide a platform for fostering collaboration, enhancing technical capabilities, and strengthening operational frameworks within the CSIRT community. 

By bringing together professionals and experts from the Americas and Europe, we aim to address the unique challenges faced by CSIRTs and promote the development of robust incident response capabilities. This event will contribute to a safer and more secure digital environment in the region and globally. 

This event is expected to gathered over 80 participants from countries such as Argentina, Aruba, Bahamas, Brasil, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Curacao, El Salvador, Ecuador, Honduras, Guatemala, Jamaica, Panama, Paraguay, Sint Maarten, Trinidad and Tobago, Uruguay, Guyana, Dominican Republic, Belgium, Czech Republic, Germany, South Korea, Latvia, New Zealand, the Netherlands, Estonia, Romania, South Africa and the USA. 

 CyberWeek will also feature the first iteration of LAC4 0ct0b3rf35t – 1-day CSIRT community event filled with case studies, overviews of best practices and introductions of new methods in fields of incident detection, mitigation and response.  


The main objectives of the event are as follows:  

  • Facilitate knowledge sharing on emerging trends, techniques, and technologies in CSIRT operations. 
  • Foster regional cooperation and partnerships among CSIRTs in Latin America and the Caribbean. 
  • Discuss challenges, opportunities, and best practices for establishing and enhancing CSIRT capabilities. 
  • Promote capacity building initiatives and training programs to strengthen the technical, procedural and operational skills of CSIRT professionals. 
  • Highlight successful case studies and practical implementations of CSIRT frameworks in the region and internationally. 

Target Audience 

Cyber Week @LAC4 is designed for professionals and stakeholders involved in CSIRT operations from the Americas, the EU and other like-minded countries, including: 

  • CSIRT managers and analysts 
  • IT and cybersecurity professionals 
  • Government officials and policymakers 
  • Industry representatives 
  • Academics and researchers 
  • Law enforcement agencies 


Day 0

Monday 13 November

18:00 – 18:30

18:30 – 21:00

Opening remarks

Jose David Montilla, Viceminister of Digital Agenda, Ministry of the Presidency, Dominican Republic

Alexander Gotz, Attache, EU Delegation, Dominican Republic

Ondrej Vosatka, FPI, European Commission

Liina Areng, EUCN Project Director


Welcoming Reception

Day 1

Tuesday 14 November

Tech Track Plaintext Track
09:00 – 13:00 Sponsor Session: Fortinet workshop on attack and defense methodologies

Speakers: Jhonattan Ferreras

Workshop: Developing and executing cybersecurity exercises

Speakers: Sille Arikas (Clarified Security)

13:00 – 14:00 Lunch
14:00 – 18:00 Cyber Threat Intelligence workshop

Speaker: Andres Elliku (Wise) & Rasmus Männa (Yolo Group)

SIM3 workshop

Speaker:  Don Stikvoort, Cyber4Dev

18:00 – 20:00 Sponsor Social Event (Fortinet)
Day 2

Wednesday 15 November

Tech Track Plaintext Track
09:00 – 11:00



Workshop: Threat hunting with YARA

Speaker: Alexandru Ciobanu (Wise), Cyber Threat Defense

CSIRT/SOC managing best practices

Speakers: Carlos Leonardo (CSIRT-RD) and Jiří Valtr (Reactive Unit, NÚKIB)

11:00 – 11:30 Break
11:30 – 13:00 Workshop: Threat hunting with YARA

Speaker: Alexandru Ciobanu (Wise), Cyber Threat Defense

Cybercrime session:

Online constables – Estonian success story

Speaker: Maarja Punak, Police and Border Guard of Estonia

13:00 – 14:00 Lunch
14:00 – 15:00 Running someone else’s incident – pitfalls and opportunities of doing Incident Response between 3rd parties

Speaker: Declan Ingram, (NZ)

Cybercrime session:

Chipmixer case

Speaker: Tim Anders, Germany


15:00 – 16:00


Coordinated vulnerability disclosure process, players and case study from Latvia

Speaker: Baiba Kaskina (CERT.LV)

A Network Based on Services – The Case Study of CSIRTAmericas

Speaker: Alejandro Sabolansky, OAS

16:00 – 17:00 Open-Source Intelligence Best Practices

Speaker: Saira Isaac (DR)

CSIRT services – business and greater value

Speaker: Sille Arikas



This year’s CyberWeek event was possible with the contribution of the following sponsors: Embajada de la Republica Federal de Alemania Santo Domingo, Fortinet, CNCS – Centro National de Cibersecuridad, FIIAPP, Cyber4Dev 

Press is authorised by prior agreement to participate in the CyberWeek opening on Monday, 13 November 2023. Please contact Cesar Moline () for any press information, on-site interviews or presence at the event. 

Please find the official Press Release HERE.