Jamaica protecting against Cyber Security threats – Andrew Holness

Loop Jamaica published an article on the 31st of January 2019, about Jamaica’s preparation to counter cyber security threats. Here’s a quick summary just for you.

During the launch of the Global Tourism Resilience and Crisis Management Centre Prime Minister Andrew Holness spoke on the issues affecting Jamaica regarding cybersecurity.

The Prime Minister discussed how Jamaica is in the process of improving its cybersecurity efforts. This included measures such as acquiring new technology, training and developing a system of security around data and the digital environment. He noted that the region is behind on issues of cybersecurity, as the absence of a physical threat results in it being underestimated by governing bodies.

He also spoke on the purpose of the Global Tourism Resilience and Crisis Management Centre. This is to create solutions for issues that threaten tourism around the region and globally. These include climate change, cybercrime, pandemics, wars, etc. This centre is just one amongst other things that aim to assist global tourism.


Reference: loopjamaica.com

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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