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St Vincent and the Grenadines hosts a national cyber security symposium

Sightline published an article on December 13, 2017, about St. Vincent strengthening its cyber borders.

Here’s a summary:

  • .St Vincent and the Grenadines became the latest Caribbean country to host a national cybersecurity symposium. The meeting drew participants from the Eastern Caribbean including Barbados and Grenada.
  • The event organizers described it as the beginning of a new national about cybercrime issues and it is an important step towards framing a regional approach to cybersecurity.
  • The American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN) is presently working with stakeholders in St. Vincent and the Grenadines to strengthen the country’s infrastructure.
  • The two-day symposium highlighted the need to widen the cybersecurity conversation beyond the technical community to stakeholders such as law enforcers, academics, and young people.
  • To tackle this, Shernon Osepa, Manager of Regional Affairs for Latin America and the Caribbean at the Internet Society, highlighted the impact of cybercrime on Caribbean businesses.

 

Source: gerardbest.com


Contributed by Racquel Bailey from Jamaica. Racquel is a member of our Women in InfoSec Caribbean (WISC) initiative on Discord. WISC is a non-profit initiative supporting Caribbean women and girls to develop a career in Information Security. Learn more about WISC at wiscaribbean.org.

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