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Jamaica receiving OAS support in cyber threat technology

Jamaica is collaborating with the Organization of American States (OAS) to implement an early warning system to assist in protecting the island’s cyber infrastructure.

Science, Energy and Technology Minister, Fayval Williams, said the Cyber Incident Response Team (CIRT) is involved in the initiative, which is being undertaken through the Inter-American Committee against Terrorism (CICTE), an arm of the OAS.

She told a Developing the Caribbean (DevCa) Open Data Conference and Code Sprint conference at the University of the West Indies (UWI), that this would entail the installation of a security information and event management (SIEM) network.

Williams said the SIEM network will enable the CIRT to provide alerts as soon as there is a cyber threat 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 said, adding that, this year, the CIRT will seek to reach 20,000 persons through targeted partnerships, education and awareness activities.

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Article from: The Gleaner

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