Kaieteur News published an article on April 9th, 2019, stating that Guyana needs a comprehensive cyber security strategy.
The editor explained to the Kaieteur News how the country is embarking on network infrastructure development to connect citizens of Guyana without solid consideration of Cyber Security.
- The expansion of information systems that are regularly installed at government institutions all come with risks that may affect their availability and integrity of operations.
- Cybercrime is also an emerging issue around the world and poses the threat of causing interruption and disruption to society and the economy.
- The government of Guyana has already made a start and developed the Cybercrime Bill in 2016 that will protect the citizens.
- The proposal for measuring the performance and effectiveness of the cybersecurity strategy is to develop a culture of cyber security that Guyana can achieve in addition to a superior understanding of digital citizenship.
- Further statements by the editor stated that Guyana should increase its information-sharing efforts among stakeholders and technical workers and develop incident response capabilities while leaders furnish cybersecurity governance that considers international and foreign risk management frameworks.
- As the country develops as a small state, the focus should be on improving superior efficiency, quality of service, innovation, and sustainability while developed standards support every stakeholder.
Contributed by: Jason Jacobs from Guyana. Jason 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.