September 16, 2019
 In 2021-Cybercrime

Country: Mexico
Delegate Name: Shiva Rajan

In recent years, the usage of technology and digital information has grown increasingly ubiquitous. Although technology improves society in general, there has been an increase in the number of digital crimes. Hacking, fraud, and money laundering are among the many cybercrimes. Cybercrime is on the rise, endangering the safety and security of governments and citizens alike, and requires immediate attention. Despite the fact that various resolutions have been made to help with the situation, the UN’s largest challenge is global control. The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime have been working diligently on the issue and believes cybercrime is an important topic that must be addressed.

As a country with increasing cybercrime, Mexico recognizes cybercrime as an important issue and believes it should be addressed. In 2017, the rate of junk mail including links to hazardous websites in Mexico was 16.4 percent. Mexico’s financial damage was projected to be $3 billion per year by McAfee, a computer security firm. Mexico is prone to cyber attacks and has taken actions on the problem. In 2017, the National Banking and Securities Commission issued guidelines that allow banking institutions and legal authorities to work together to combat cybercrime more effectively.

Mexico urges the SOCHUM to focus on cybersecurity and collaborate with private financial institutions to respond to and avoid major crimes. Due to severe cybercrime, Mexico requests greater security spending and research on digital information. Mexico feels that additional money will assist to minimize the degree of threat posed by the present situation and will improve individual safety and security.

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