September 26, 2018

Chile’s Subtel signs partnership deal with Israel for cyber security

The deal seeks to strengthen the South American country’s telecommunication infrastructure in the midst of a growing number of online businesses.

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The country of Chile have agreed to enter into a cyber security deal with Israel. As per the terms of the deal, The Undersecretariat of Telecommunications of Chile (Subtel), together with the Embassy of Israel will strengthen the South American country’s telecom infrastructure to boost the growing number of online businesses in the region.

According to Subtel, new enterprises in Chile are deploying sophisticated IT infrastructure to support their workloads and cloud environments. They also say that these enterprises are dependant on telecom infrastructure to leverage its network for global connectivity.

However, Subtel believe that these environments are vulnerable and are susceptible to virus attacks. In a bid to protect these environments and secure the online businesses of new enterprises in the South American country, Subtel have entered into a cyber security deal with Israel.

Pamela Gidi, the Undersecretary of Telecommunications, Subtel, commented:

Cybersecurity is presented as a challenge since there are risks and whose consequences can seriously affect public safety and fundamental rights and even compromise the external security of the country.

We hope that this instance of exchange will be beneficial for both parties, based on the experience that the government of Israel has in the matter.

Subtel saythat they will continue to work with the Government of Israel in order to better understand the measures taken with respect to cyber security for teleco infrastructure. Jonathan Barel, Deputy Head of Mission of the Embassy of Israel, commented:

In the world of cyber attacks there are no borders, that’s why we are here to share our experience in the matter.

Industry analysts say that Israel accounts for 7% of the cybersecurity global deal share, which is still way behind the U.S., which accounted for 69% of the global deal share. It will be interesting to see how Israel helps Chile boost cybersecurity in the LATAM (Latin American) region, especially after the likes of Google building their presence in the country.

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