Spanish internet security agency La Canarias has been invited to serve as an Internet Security Officer at the Federal Communications Commission, a Federal Communications Commissioner said in a statement Friday.
La Canarios role in cybersecurity will include providing a broad range of services and information to assist with cyber incidents, and the agency will be able to contribute to cybersecurity efforts with the full cooperation of the Federal Communication Commission, the commissioner said.
The announcement came just days after the FCC voted 4-3 to open up a new field for cybersecurity to the public.
La Canaris mission will include assisting in the prevention and mitigation of cybersecurity incidents, providing information to the federal government on emerging threats and protecting the cybersecurity infrastructure of the United Sates, the statement read.
La Cabaña has a broad network of cybersecurity professionals that include cybersecurity specialists from the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the U.S. Customs and Border Protection, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the FBI and other agencies.