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Regional Conference on Cybercrime Strategies – CARICOM

Global Action on Cybercrime Extended (GLACY+) released a document on the 15th of October 2019. This was a report on the Regional Conference on Cybercrime Strategies and Policies and features of the Budapest Convention for the Caribbean Community. Here’s a quick summary just for you.

This report is to share the matters discussed at the conference. These matters are of cybersecurity in the Caribbean. For this conference topics such as cybercrime strategies, issues, and guidelines & recommendations. Along with presentations from different countries.

In the section of the document about Antigua and Barbuda, we can find where the country lies in managing its cybersecurity. Antigua and Barbuda have developed the Electronic Crimes Act of 2013 to guide how they deal with cybercrime, along with the types of cybercrime and procedural measures. However, the cybercrime strategy is still pending, as authorities rely on NCBs from Interpol for training and cooperation.

As a wrap-up, these objectives were proposed to improve the cyber strategy:

  • Updating legislation.
  • Establishing a specialized team.
  • Providing judicial education.
  • Enhancing public awareness.
  • Creating research and analytical units.



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

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