Loop News published an article on October 10, 2020, about the appeal by Ja-CIRT to Jamaican citizens to report cybercrime. Here’s a summary:
- With the ongoing Cybersecurity Month, Jamaican citizens are being urged by the Jamaica Cybersecurity Incident Response Team (Ja-CIRT) to report cybercrimes to the police especially with the current coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic causing more online activity.
- They are also requesting that citizens be vigilant online as the number of victims of cybercrime has exponentially increased and to report the crimes so the culprits can be stopped and they can be kept abreast of new emerging online criminal trends.
- The Government remains committed to building a digital society, which makes cybersecurity awareness and harmonious laws that facilitate innovation and research crucial.
- A robust cybersecurity framework that supports Jamaica’s national interest in cyberspace must be made, and citizens should become familiar with the cyber laws in the Cybersecurity Act. If awareness is heightened, the public will more likely notice threats and best practices while engaging online.
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 wiscaribbean.org. WISC is a non-profit initiative supporting Caribbean women and girls to develop a career in Information Security.