Clinton Lindsay published a post on July 22, 2017, about Jamaica being number one in the rank for Cyber Security in the Caribbean. Here’s a quick summary just for you.
The Ministry of Science, Energy and Technology, reports that the efforts made by Jamaica to boost Cyber Security have received international recognition as the country ranked number one in the Caribbean region on the Global Cyber Security Index. According to a study published by the International Telecommunications Union (ITU), Jamaica was among the 134 Member States that replied to questions centred on the core areas of the ITU Global Cyber Security Agenda (GCA).
- The 2016 survey assessed the commitment of all 193 ITU Member States to strengthen cyber security through legislation, projects and programs, capacity building and cooperation.
- According to the Minister of Science, Energy and Technology, Dr. Andrew Wheatley, while optimistic about the latest rankings and applauding the efforts of the Cyber Incident Response Team (CIRT), MOCA, & Communications Forensics and Cybercrimes Unit (CFCU), much more work remains to be done.
- Andrew Wheatley added that the Government continues to improve its cyber security responsiveness and enhance its public education system through the Cyber Incident Response Team.
- Minister Wheatley also stated that there is room for capacity building and collaboration between the public and private sectors at all levels. Still, they remain committed to fulfilling all international standards and best practices.
Contributed by: Sabrina Shim from Jamaica. Sabrina 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.