Curacao Chronicle published an article on September 14, 2016, about Latin American and Caribbean’s Vulnerability to Cyber-Attacks. Here’s a summary:
- Deloitte’s global chief information officer, Larry Quinlan, stated that although there have been improvements in technology for the Latin American and Caribbean region, they remain highly vulnerable to cyber-attacks.
- He continued, stating there’s a price to be paid for all unfettered computing, labeling it as cyber-security.
- It is a concern that cybercrime will continue to grow worldwide. Four of every five countries in the region have no cyber-security strategy or plans for protecting critical infrastructure while two out of every three countries do not have command and control centers for cybersecurity and cannot punish cyber criminals.
- Many levers can be pulled on the path to promote prosperity through sustainability and national unity.
Contributed by Racquel Bailey from Jamaica. Racquel is a member of our Women in InfoSec Caribbean (WISC) initiative on Discord. WISC is a non-profit initiative supporting Caribbean women and girls to develop a career in Information Security. Learn more about WISC at wiscaribbean.org.