The Gleaner published an article online written by Paul Clarke on July 16, 2020, about Jamaican Businesses Investing In UK Cybersecurity Services.
With the pandemic making the online space a lot more dangerous with increased activity, Jamaican businesses seek services from the UK.
- The Department of International Trade in the United Kingdom has seen an increase of Jamaican businesses investing in British cybersecurity.
- Sharifa Powell highlighted that with an increase in online transaction due to the pandemic cybersecurity has become more essential for businesses.
- Powell also stressed the importance of raising public awareness of the threats and risks associated with e-commerce activities.
- Powell also stated, “The success of the UK firms signals a commitment by Jamaican businesses to mitigate risks associated with e-commerce activities while protecting their consumers”.
- High Commissioner Asif Ahmad stated that investment was a win-win for the British IT supplier and local companies.
- Ahmad also said the threat of cybercrime is growing and leaving IT systems unprotected is no different from leaving the warehouse door unlocked.
- Ahmed said the cybersecurity sector is valued at over£20 billion and making necessary investments to become the leader in the field.
Contributed by Kyle Sterling from Jamaica. Kyle is a member of our Caribbean Cyber Support Team (CCST) initiative on Discord. CCST is a collaborative group on the Discord platform for Caribbean people interested in IT, from beginners to experts.
If you’re from the Caribbean, learn more and join the group by visiting caribbeancst.org.