UK businesses support some Jamaican companies with Cyber Security

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.

Key points:

  • 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.

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