The Caribbean needs help to defend cyber security treats

Curacao Chronicle posted an article on May 10, 2017, questioning whether Caribbean governments need help to defend their borders. Below are some key highlights:

  • Cyber threats and attacks from the present day digital pirates are able to strike from virtually anywhere in the world, causing catastrophic social and economic harm to countries that are oceans away.
  • There is need for capacity building and overall public sector awareness, most governments do not have a centralized focus on risk and contingency planning and issues associated with cyber security are not prioritized, and overall there is no security program plan to increase network visibility and control.
  • Without a dedicated and planned approach we certainly can predict that the national security, public safety and economic development of our Caribbean governments will be compromised in a time when most islands are facing hard economic times.

 

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