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St Vincent is improving its Cyber Security

Curacao Chronicle posted an article on December 19, 2017, about St Vincent improving its Cyber Security. Below are some key highlights:

  • The meeting, which took place at Frenches House, Sally Spring, Kingstown on December 7 and 8, drew participants from across the Eastern Caribbean, including Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, Dominica, Grenada, and St Kitts and Nevis.
  • The Eastern Caribbean country of St Vincent and the Grenadines has become the latest to take steps to address the issue of national cyber security.
  • The keynote speaker, explained the types of threats being faced in the Caribbean, as well as the work being done by various groups to protect the Caribbean Internet.
  • “It’s important that persons from every sector of society understand the importance of cyber security issues, so that all can participate meaningfully in the public policy development process,” said Dr Jerrol Thompson, Director of Special Projects in the Office of the Prime Minister.
  • “Cyber security has been very high on CaribNOG’s agenda, in particular over the last few years, as the frequency and magnitude of cyber incidents globally has continued to rise,” said Stephen Lee, Program Director of CaribNOG. “In St Vincent, the emphasis was on practical steps to set up Computer Security Incident Response Teams to help countries and groups to better detect and respond to cyber attacks and cyber incidents.
  • Shernon Osepa, Manager of Regional Affairs for Latin America and the Caribbean at the Internet Society, highlighted the importance of collaboration to address the issue of cyber security.

 

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