The Curacao Chronicle published a post on March 14th, 2014 authored by James Bynoe, CEO, Caribbean Cyber Security Center.
Hackers and cyber criminals consider the Caribbean as an easy playground, and due to the region’s lack of effective cyber security laws, many cases will be difficult to prosecute, if the offenders can even be found.
The 2014 “Top 10” Caribbean Cyber Security Predictions for Law Enforcement are:
- Outdated Windows machines that still run the Windows XP operating system. Windows XP users will be the target for many cybercriminals and hackers.
- Due to the lag in Cyber Laws, there will be an increase in cyber crime activity.
- Internal staff can be one of the deadliest threats in Cybersecurity. It still remains the highest threat because the internal staff has direct access to resources.
- High rise in Data Breaches in the Caribbean. But the government leaders must know the connection between cybersecurity and an organization’s financial well-being.
- Alignment: Cyber Security professionals will enable institutions to quickly reveal data breaches and respond much faster to them. This will increase its demand for regional law enforcement.
- Increased Mobile malware: A lot of sensitive data is stored on all our mobile devices, and hackers are already developing ways to gain access to the one thing that stores confidentiality information.
- Cases of Web-browser vulnerabilities will become more common as attackers know that behind the firewall on each network, there is a system that has a vulnerability that can be exploited.
- Identification using Social Media: Law enforcement will not adopt to using Social media to help solve crimes.
- Cost with migrating resources to the Cloud for optimization. Cloud technology will be revealed to hackers that will now adopt cloud data, storage, and processing.
- Unfortunately, in the Caribbean, there will be a major reported cyber breach that will get regional and international attention.
Contributed by: Daval Gregory from Jamaica. Daval is a member of the CCST Discord group from the G5 Cyber Security Foundation Ltd. Learn more about CCST (Caribbean Cyber Support Team) by visiting caribbeancst.org. CCST is a collaborative group on the Discord platform for Caribbean people in IT, from beginners to experts.