2017 update of Caribbean Cyber threats and security

Silicon Caribe published an article on April 12, 2017, titled Cyber Threats And Security In The Caribbean 2017 Update. Here’s a quick summary for you.

There was an Expert Insight series on network intrusion and security in the Caribbean. Hector Diaz was involved in the series and has experience in IT networking and IT security and possesses a diverse skillset. He recapped that the threat landscape in the Caribbean region has evolved to incorporate new techniques and covers a wider spectrum of targets.

Every year, more companies and consumers depend on technological services, making cybersecurity increasingly important. In the 2016 Verizon Data Breach Report, 93% of the analysed cases, systems were compromised in minutes, and data exfiltration occurred within minutes in 28% of the cases. In 83% of the cases, the victims did discover the breach until weeks after. There is room for improvement in the region, especially with a growing and more visible threat of ransomware.

 

Reference: siliconcaribe.com


Contributed by Racquel Bailey from Jamaica. Racquel is a member of the WISC Discord group from the G5 Cyber Security Foundation Ltd. Learn more about WISC (Women in InfoSec Caribbean) at wiscaribbean.org. WISC is a non-profit initiative supporting  Caribbean women and girls to develop a career in Information Security.

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