Cyber Security Roadshow in Jamaica by MSET and JaCIRT – October 2020

Loop News published an article on October 20, 2018, about Cyber Security roadshow connects with residents in Montego Bay.

In commemoration of Cyber Security Awareness Month, Jamaica’s Ministry of Science and Technology employing the aid of the Cyber Incident Response Team (JA- CIRT) staged a Cyber Safety roadshow in Montego Bay.

Key points:

  • The show was the ministry’s attempt in trying to spread cybersecurity awareness in a more conducive was to the public.
  • Communications Specialist in the Ministry, Patrice Gilpin referred to their approach becoming more dynamic to reach the audience.
  • Gilpin exclaimed, “The roadshows are a great way of meeting people where they are, speaking in their language and sharing best practices on how to safely use technology. As a Ministry, we facilitate connectivity, and we encourage the wise use of the online connection. These shows will bring that message to life through drama, song, and dance.”
  • Moniphia Hewling, head of the Jamaica Cyber Incident Response Team (CIRT) had designated the capital of St. James (Montego Bay), a prime tourist spot and booming with economic activity. As the perfect location to magnify the message of cyber awareness in Jamaica.



Contributed by: Kyle Sterling from Jamaica. Kyle 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 CCST is a collaborative group on the Discord platform for Caribbean people in IT, from beginners to experts.

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