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CIRT collaborating with OAS to protect cyber Infrastructure

The Cyber Incident Response Team (CIRT) is collaborating with the Organization of American States (OAS) to implement an early warning system to assist in protecting Jamaica’s cyberinfrastructure.

The initiative, which is being undertaken through the Inter-American Committee against Terrorism (CICTE), an arm of the OAS, will entail the installation of a security information and event management (SIEM) network.

Science, Energy and Technology Minister, Fayval Williams, made the disclosure at the opening ceremony of Developing the Caribbean (DevCa) Open Data Conference and Code Sprint at the University of the West Indies (UWI) Regional Headquarters, Mona.

The Minister said that the SIEM network will enable the CIRT to provide alerts as soon as there is a cyberthreat on the horizon to information technology systems in Jamaica.

“The system will help to fortify Jamaica’s cyber system infrastructure by being proactive, rather than reactive in dealing with cyber-related threats,” she pointed out.

Additionally, Mrs. Williams said that this year, the CIRT will seek to reach 20,000 persons through targeted partnerships, education and awareness activities.

“We know that absolute cybersecurity is elusive, and so the CIRT continues to build its capacity and explore new and dynamic ways to engage Jamaicans about how to be safe online,” the Minister said.

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Article from: Loop

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