(By: William Darío Ávila Díaz, PhD)

Keywords: trilogy in the security strategy; criminal gangs; terrorism on the Internet; legislation; and cyber-communication tools.

In Colombia we have seen that has developed over the past 50 years, cyberterrorism.

Current focus:

During the National Forum on National Security and Defence held on August 30, 2011 in Barranquilla at the Teatro José Consuegra Higgins, the head of the Joint Chiefs, General Luis Felipe Paredes, spoke about the progress that has taken  Colombia in the fight against violence and terrorism. The officer said that one of the factors of success, between 2000 and 2010, has been the political will of the presidents in office that has spread gradually to the governors and mayors across the country.

Similarly, said he had contributed to progress in national security strategy with clear objectives advanced by the Government.

Besides technology, Equipment and training for combat violence and terrorism, one of the most important for the head of the Joint Chiefs has been the articulation of a trilogy in the security strategy. This trilogy is the joint support and commitment of the Government, the military and the Colombian population. As a result, Colombia today is different.

He explained that the new national security threats are criminal gangs, cyber-terrorism and environmental predation, among others [1].

On October 11, 2010, the Minister of Interior and Justice of Colombia, Dr. Germán Vargas Lleras, the Colombian government announced that it has improved the fight against terrorism on the Internet through changes in existing laws.

Also manifest that the government has undertaken to review and strengthen existing legislation to punish crimes committed in cyberspace.

He also stressed on the importance of cyber-communication tools in the lives of Colombians, and criminal use over the Internet[2].



[1] Bacrim y ciberterrorismo, las nuevas amenazas del país: general Paredes. Consultado en Septiembre 14, 2011 en
[2]Gobierno colombiano fortalecerá lucha contra ciberterrorismo. Consultado en Septiembre 15, 2011 en

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