On Tuesday, September 13, 2016 the Perry Center Alumni Association of Guatemala hosted a one-day Central American Cybersecurity and Cyberdefense Forum held at the Guatemalan Defense Ministry’s Conference Center. The forum was attended by 152 participants comprised of government officials, private sector civilians, academics, military personnel, congressmen, legislative advisors and over 30 WJPC graduates from Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras. Minister of Defense General Mansilla gave opening remarks and WJPC professor Dr. Boris Saavedra, Colonel (ret.) Fernando Román, Advisor at the Ministry of Defense Risk Management Office and Colonel (ret.) Roberto Artiga, Director of the El Salvador College of Advanced Strategic Studies (Colegio de Altos Estudios Estratégicos – CAEE) provided presentations as subject matter experts and participated in the final panel on regional challenges in cybersecurity. This forum was widely supported by the Ministry of Defense and the Technical Secretariat of the National Security Council of Guatemala.