Economic transformation through Cyber Security

Loop News Trinidad and Tobago published an article on May 18, 2018, about Economic Transformation through cybersecurity

Here’s a quick summary for you

A certification training session was held with 50 tertiary students, IT professionals, entrepreneurs, and business professionals from the  Ministry of Planning and Development’s Global Services at Tamana InTech Park. The training aimed to enhance skills in cyber security protection for mobile and cloud computing, network security design, security threat risks, and more.

The goal of cybercriminals is to steal data. This workshop is an initiative of the Global Services Promotion Programme (GSPP) through the Ministry of Planning and Development in strategic partnership with Check Point Software. This project is aimed to generally transform Trinidad and Tobago’s economy in the digital scope.

Forbes magazine estimated by 2019 the global cybersecurity sector is expected to be worth the US $170 billion. Because of this, the government aims to have the country benefit from the opportunities as part of the National Development Strategy, Vision 2030. Training sessions with Facebook, Google and other multinational and local companies to achieve that goal.



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 WISC is a non-profit initiative supporting  Caribbean women and girls to develop a career in Information Security.

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