Cyber Security and Cyber Warfare

The United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research (UNIDIR) published a document written by James A. Lewis and Katrina Timlin. Entitled Cybersecurity and Cyberwarfare 2011. Here’s a quick summary just for you.

This is a preliminary assessment that selected countries based on their level of military spending and degree of internet connectivity. These nations are then examined to see what measures they have in place to mitigate cybersecurity issues.

Amongst these nations, we find Antigua and Barbuda. This nation has considered cybersecurity as very crucial. They are working to improve it through education, research, training, and technology. Antigua and Barbuda held the first National Workshop on Cyber Security and Incident Response in July 2009. To identify vulnerabilities and to create a governmental Cyber incident response team. They are already the home to a Cyber Forensic Lab and have created training for law enforcement personnel.

 

References:

  • unidir.org
  • Minto-Coy, Indianna & Henlin, M.. (2018). The development of cybersecurity policy and legislative landscape in Latin America and Caribbean states. 10.4018/978-1-5225-5634-3.ch017.

Contributed by: Chanthea Quinland from Antigua and Barbuda. Chanthea 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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