The bill of law for the creation of the National Digital Security Agency (“NDSA”) was submitted to the congress. The proposal arises as a consequence of the large number of cyber-attacks suffered by state and private entities in Colombia during 2022.
This bill seeks to create an agency and ensure the security of the holders of and their personal data, which is stored in cyberspace and, also, to implement a preventive policy against cyber-attacks to improve the response mechanisms to these risks.
Lastly, it looks to draw attention towards the improvement of cybersecurity and cyberdefense standards and the lack of specialized personnel in the management and response to cyberattacks in the companies. In this way, the concern to strengthen cybersecurity has increased and Colombia is interested in becoming a pioneer of cypersecurity in the region.