On July 12, the Mexican government issued (source document in Spanish) a working document for National Cybersecurity Strategy. The document sets forth guidelines for individuals, companies, and public entities on how to use information and communication technologies in a secure manner that promotes the economic, political, and social development of Mexico. The Strategy has four strategic pillars: economy, society, government, and national security. The Strategy is also informed by eight cross-cutting principles: legal framework; development capacity; coordination and collaboration; research and development; technical standards and criteria; measurement and assessment; awareness, culture, and prevention; and critical information protective infrastructure. Following the Strategy guidelines will be mandatory for the executive branch of the federal government, while other public and private-sector entities may adopt it in a voluntary and cooperative manner.

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