The San Juan Daily Star
PRITS, nonprofits & federal authorities team up to promote cyber security
By The Star Staff
Office of Innovation and Technology Services (PRITS by its Spanish acronym) Executive Director Nannette Martínez Ortiz announced on Monday the formation of the Puerto Rico Cyber Force, an alliance with federal authorities and nonprofit organizations to protect citizen data against cyberattacks on the pages of Puerto Rico government websites.
“Here what we want is to take advantage of all the efforts that are already running in different parts and unify them. We always have these collaborations with federal and state entities with whom we exchange information,” Martínez Ortiz said at a press conference. “We have, as well, citizens who are aware of government pages and applications that can help us detect vulnerabilities.”
“These cyber workers have training opportunities and have an interest in contributing,” she added. “So what we want is to take advantage of what is happening everywhere, unite it and establish those ties of communication.”