Geography puts DR in the crosshairs
Retired Admiral Sigfrido Pared Pérez, currently the director of the National Department of Investigations (DNI), told reporters on Wednesday, 8 February 2017, that the geographical position of the Dominican Republic makes it highly vulnerable to different types of threats. Pared Pérez mentioned the Dominican Republic has a maritime border with Puerto Rico to the East and South America to the South, where he noted “that is precisely where they produce a lot of cocaine.”
As he spoke at the Conference on Cyber Security that included the participation of officials from the National Intelligence Center of Spain, Pared Pérez said that since the Dominican Republic welcomes six million tourists a year, security authorities are obliged to work diligently to maintain the country at acceptable standards of security.
He also observed the country needs to be prepared to deal with what is known as the Fourth Border of Cyber Space. He recalled that there is a law that dates from 2007 (Law 53) that addresses high tech crimes and other issues in cyberspace. He insisted that now it is necessary “to follow the path of other countries such as the case of Spain to make our country safe from cyber attacks. And thanks to the assistance from our colleagues in Spain, I believe the Dominican Republic is on the right path.”
Feb 10, 2017
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