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By Dialogo December 14, 2011 “Brazil has an advantage in terms of law enforcement because our constitution prohibits anonymity. Therefore the identification of the owner of any domain is mandatory,” Scartezini said. The ideal would be to have international security legislation regulating all contracts with Internet providers and the sellers of domain names, “in order for the basis of the Internet to become more secure,” she said. Scartezini said three components are essential to any cyber security policy. First, there should be international umbrella agreements that form the basis for establishment of country-specific legislation. Secondly, the policy needs an agreement that links registries, registrars, Internet service providers (ISPs) and domain name sellers. This would be based on a single code of conduct with penalties applicable by all countries for violations. Lastly, broader educational campaigns should be implemented to protect young people from possible online dangers. Scartezini is not along on the demand for a more global focus. “I strongly believe that as cyber is a global problem, it will require a global approach,” said William Beer, director of OneSecurity at PricewaterhouseCoopers. “Individual nations must not limit their focus to their own borders.” Securing the nation’s data SERPRO President Marcos Mazoni stressed the importance of information security for Brazil. “People, businesses, all need to feel secure. The data that travels on our network and that of our clients is protected. We have created the conditions to provide and guarantee that security,” he said, recalling the attacks on SERPRO’s network a few months ago. “They said they got information from our network, but we proved it was not true. It was all public information, such as my email, for instance.” The only thing that no security system can fully avoid is the mischief of professionals with access to information, he said. SERPRO has a partnership with the National Airport Authority to help with large events, starting with the Rio+20 Earth Summit next June. This will be a key test of the agency’s security. “We will have several heads of state circulating through Rio de Janeiro. Our mission is to guarantee the cyber security of this event,” Mazoni said. “It is important that everybody know that security is not just a government matter, but a matter that should be debated by society as a whole.” Cyber security now a defense issue Since cyber-attacks have reached the level of national security threats, countries increasingly treat the protection of cyber space as a defense matter. The Brazilian Armed Forces are indeed playing a leading role. “The need for preparation and technological knowledge imposes itself, but the military is not part of law enforcement,” said ICANN’s Scartezini. “Their readiness in cyber security is a function of a broader defense need, the defense of the state.” Law enforcement agents have to be technologically well-equipped and trained and should act in concert with all other agencies in seeking a global policy of security for the net, Scartezini said. Others, like PricewaterhouseCoopers’ Beer, said that the traditional approach to cyber security is simply not working and cannot keep up with the quantity, pace of change and complexities of cyber-attacks. “A military mindset and approach can offer a more robust and focused manner to address the problem,” said Beer. “However, private-sector clients and the military are not used to working together and there is skepticism about collaborating from both groups.” The Brazilian government’s invitation to the military and private sector to sit down to discuss the risks and potential solutions to cyber security is a step towards erasing some of that skepticism, which Beer says “is due to their different mentality and drivers, such as command and control vs. profit.” Dos Santos, head of command at CDCiber, said multiple collaborations already exist between private industry and the government, and specifically the military on information technology, for instance, data and trend analysis. “I think that, as the lines between our personal lives and professional lives become blurred due to consumerization and social media, a military approach will only work in large enterprises and behind the scenes in the data centers,” Beer said. “It is not suited for dealing with how you and I use the Internet for personal reasons.” The limits of censorship While it may be tempting, censorship is not the way to secure the Internet and reduce the virtual attacks, said Scartezini, who’s also a professor at the University of São Paulo. It would also stifle innovation by users, which has been the reason for the Internet’s success, she said, noting that “any action that restricts the Internet constitutes a direct attack on the capacity for innovation that it brings to the world.” Scartezini puts stock in the importance of public awareness, in particular for youth. For her, meetings such as the Cyber Security International Forum promote a needed debate about Internet security and collaboration. Since 2009, Brazilian law enforcement agencies have lobbied hard for international monitoring and capture of those who commit crimes via the Internet, particularly child pornography and human trafficking. But to be successful, she said, there must be an agreement to share information about domain names and ISPs. All this data needs to be preserved for investigation for a set period of time, with access to the data bank as well as continuous information exchange about sites associated with crimes such as pedophilia. That would prevent the selling of new domain names to individuals wanted by any law enforcement agency for Internet crimes, she said. “The best approach is to negotiate individual agreements and incorporate them in a structure that maintains an internal logic, so that in time we will have a complete, international legislation on the topic,” Scartezini said. The Brazilian government wants to revolutionize cyber security by readying the country’s military, law enforcement agencies and private sector for collaborative, preventive work. In late November, security specialists gathered in Rio de Janeiro for a two-day Cyber Security International Forum that attracted top military officials, federal and state police, data processing entities, the Committee for Information Security, the Cyber Defense Center and the Presidential Institutional Security Cabinet (GSI), as well as private consultants and IT firms. Maj. Brig. Álvaro Knupp, a director in the Defense Ministry, emphasized that cyber security and cyber defense are indeed a matter for society as a whole. “At the end of the day, in a war many more civilians die than soldiers,” he said. The forum — organized by the Federal Service of Data Processing (SERPRO) — took place at Rio’s Windsor Atlântica Hotel and focused on the development of a national cyber security policy, known in Brazilian IT circles as the White Book. An initial step toward such a consolidated strategy was the Army’s recent launch of the Cyber Defense Center (CDCiber) to protect its communications networks. “The Center is a step in the development of doctrines for the coordination of cyber security among all the branches of the Armed Forces and with other sectors of society,” said Army Lt. Gen. José Carlos dos Santos, commander of CDCiber. Brazil constitution prohibits anonymity In 2010, the GSI published its so-called Green Book of Brazil’s Cyber Security, intended as a conversation-starter to define the parameters of a collaborative national policy. “National policies for any country are not the solution to the problems of Internet security that we all face,” said Vanda Scartezini, chair of the nominating committee of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), and one of the forum’s speakers. The Green Book calls “to develop, cultivate and broaden a culture of cyber security in Brazil is a long-term and far-reaching challenge that merits prioritization and a joint effort in the building of consensus and premises and directives for the White Book.” Specifically, a national cyber security policy includes symmetric cryptography, asymmetric techniques, security protocols, techniques for secure implementation, high-performance data processing, computation and quantum cryptography, project management and collaborative infrastructure, and human resources development.
By Dialogo October 26, 2012 During the last two weeks, the Brazilian Armed Forces carried out an operation on the borders with Peru and Bolivia to test new radioactive material detectors, in addition to the brand new unmanned air vehicles, the Ministry of Defense reported on October 24. Early this week, Operation Ágata 6 came to an end after seizing 3.7 tons of drugs, as well as 67 vehicles and 201 ships, said the Ministry in a statement. The Chemical, Biological, and Nuclear Defense Platoon participated in the operation that patrolled the rivers of Pantanal, a huge biodiversity rich marshland in the state of Mato Grosso do Sul (center-west), Brazil. “The goal was to test new radioactive material detection equipment in vessels operating in the region,” informed the Ministry. “The control of this kind of crime is essential to public safety and nature. In case of contamination, biodiversity can cause damage and infect people,” stated Lieutenant Mauricio Ribeiro de Paiva Júnior. The Military personnel informed that a harmful substance was detected. During the operation, the brand new unmanned air vehicles were also used for the first time, the Ministry told AFP. Both unmanned air vehicles, manufactured in Israel, will be used for surveillance activities on Brazilian borders. Operation Ágata is part of the strategic plan launched by Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff in June 2011. It aims at the periodic mobilization of border Military contingents supported by armored vehicles, planes and boats, in order to bust traffickers. About 17,000 Military members participated in Operation Ágata 5 on the border area of Bolivia, Paraguay, Argentina and Uruguay, an area that encompasses 10,107 kilometers. The operation came to an end in August. In 15 days, the troops detained 31 people and seized six tons of drugs, according to the Ministry of Defense. Brazil shares a border of about 25,750 kilometers, of which about 14,500 kilometers are basin territories with Argentina, Bolivia, Colombia, Guyana, Paraguay, Peru, Surinam, Uruguay, Venezuela, and French Guiana.
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“It’s for kids who are in a certain economic bracket to get jobs to work over the summer,” said BOCES Center for Career and Technical Excellence Principal Matt Sheehan. Three additional beds are being built for sensory gardens, filled with materials like sand and stones. At the center, teens are building six garden beds for students and staff to grow produce in the fall. “A lot of the kids who end up in this school are not coming from a rural setup; they’re coming more from an urban. So them seeing that is important and then being able to do it, it’s attainable,” said Sheehan. “The most important part of this is not so much giving them jobs, but teaching them how to get jobs. That concept of what a job is, learning work skills and readiness skills, and how to apply,” said Sheehan. APALACHIN (WBNG) — Teens in the Broome-Tioga BOCES Summer Youth Employment Program are finishing up work Thursday. “We’ve been making picnic tables, and we were working on power tools and making the garden beds. And we were working on birdhouses,” said Union-Endicott student Dominic Rose, who is involved in the program. The program hires teens between the two counties, placing them at different non-profits around the area to help complete projects. On average, 250 kids join the Summer Youth Employment Program, but due to the pandemic, this year 140 teens are participating. One of the sites this summer is the BOCES West Learning Center in Apalachin. The program is a partnership between Broome-Tioga BOCES and DSS.
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The capital reported 83 new infections on Friday, raising the number of COVID-19 cases to 598 in total. Fifty-one people have died from the disease in the city so far.Amid the outbreak of the fast-spreading virus, health workers need more and more healthcare supplies, especially protective gear. Donations, therefore, were badly needed, especially for health workers staying at city-owned hotels, said the president director of city-owned hotel manager PT Jakarta Tourisindo’s (Jaktour), Novita Dewi.Read also: Ministry plans to use hotels to house medical workersJakarta Governor Anies Baswedan issued a policy on Thursday to provide a place for doctors and nurses to live while handling COVID-19 cases in hospitals.The administration provided 220 rooms with 414 beds at the Grand Cempaka Business hotel – one of the properties managed by Jaktour – in Central Jakarta’s Cempaka Putih district. More than 300 medical workers are currently put up at the hotel.Novita said the company, which manages several hotels across the capital, had also provided accommodation for 157 medical workers at D’Arcici Alhijra Hotel in the same district.Novita said Jaktour was preparing another hotel, D’Arcici Plumpang in Koja district of North Jakarta, to host health workers from the Tarakan Regional General Hospital in Gambir district, Central Jakarta and Duren Sawit Hospital in Duren Sawit district, East Jakarta.”We definitely need these donations to serve the medical workers staying at our hotels,” Dewi said as she thanked Kadin Jakarta’s for the donation. (dfr)Topics : Read also: Santini Group, Pakarti Yoga Group donate Rp 10b to PMI in battle against COVID-19″We were touched by the governor’s concern about health workers,” Kadin Jakarta chairwoman Diana Dewi said at City Hall on Friday. “Today, we are participating to ease the Jakarta administration’s heavy burden. We hope this can be good charity from all of us.”Jakarta, being the country’s epicenter of the outbreak, has continued to see more medical workers contract the contagious respiratory disease amid reports of a lack of adequate protective gear and supplies.As of Thursday, 50 workers from 24 hospitals across the city had tested positive for the disease and two had died, said the Jakarta administration’s assistant for public welfare, Catur Laswanto. The Jakarta branch of the Indonesian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Kadin) has donated thousands of items to meet the basic needs of medical workers standing on the front line in the battle against the 2019 coronavirus disease (COVID-19).The donation includes thousands of liters of liquid hand sanitizer, 750 pairs of rubber gloves, 2.5 tons of rice, 500 packs of tinned cake, wheat flour and cooking oil as well as 12 disinfection chambers.Kadin Jakarta handed the assistance over to the Jakarta administration, which will distribute the goods to health workers currently staying at city-owned hotels.
When 97-year-old Brazilian Gina Dal Colleto was hospitalized on April 1 with coronavirus symptoms, few could have thought she would survive the deadly virus.On Sunday, however, Dal Colleto was pushed in a wheelchair out of Sao Paulo’s Vila Nova Star hospital to applause from doctors and nurses, becoming the oldest known survivor of COVID-19 in Brazil, the Latin American country worst-hit by the outbreak.Her unexpected recovery was a ray of hope in Brazil, where the coronavirus has laid bare a stretched public health system and exposed fierce political debate over how to best tackle the virus’ spread and prop up the country’s economy. The sole survivor of an Italian family comprising 11 siblings, Dal Colleto lived alone in the port city of Santos, Rede D’Or São Luiz, which controls the Vila Nova Star hospital, said in a statement.”Even with almost a century of life, Gina has a very active routine and enjoys walking, shopping and cooking,” the statement said. “She has six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.”While she was hospitalized, Dal Colleto was put on oxygen and admitted to intensive care, the statement said.On Sunday, Brazil’s health ministry said 1,223 people had died as a result of the outbreak, 99 more than the previous day’s total. Brazil now has 22,169 confirmed cases. Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, a far-right former army captain, has chafed at social distancing measures imposed by state governors and even his own health officials. He wants the economy restarted, arguing that extended shutdowns pose a greater risk than a disease he calls a “little cold.”However, that stance has cost him in the polls and most nights, in cities across Brazil, quarantined Brazilians are banging pots and pans in protest at his handling of the crisis.On Sunday, Bolsonaro said he thought that the coronavirus was on its way out of Brazil, although he gave no explanation. In its place, he added, was coming further unemployment.”It seems that the virus issue is starting to go away, but unemployment is coming … hard. We must fight these two things,” he said in a televised call with religious leaders. Topics :