5th National Cyber Security Conference

November 28, 2017 – November 29, 2017


Theme: “Understanding FinTech, Ransomware and Cyber Threats to Governance”

Recent large-scale cyber-attacks such as WannaCry, the hack of Equifax and of the US Democratic National Committee’s (DNC) computer system, among others, all signal a growing trend in destructive threats to businesses, governments and individuals. Today’s cyber threats spread fast, morph quickly and deliver potentially lethal damage. Now more than ever, cyber security professionals, businesses and governments etc. must maintain an up-to-the-minute understanding of the continuously evolving threat environment.

The 2017 Cyber Security Conference will therefore bring together national, regional and international partners to discuss the evolution of worrying cybersecurity trends that have aggravated the threat environment. It will also provide information to stakeholders on how to develop intelligent security ecosystems to protect from cyber threats, and to support corporate and government ICT usage in an era of rapidly expanding connectivity.

The Conference will feature a wide range of local and international speakers during four panel sessions and one workshop across the two days. Topics include:

  • The Global Rise of Ransomware and How to Respond
  • FinTech, Cyber Security and Business Readiness
  • Cyber Security: MSMEs and Community Awareness
  • Cyber Threats to Governance: Protecting Democracy and the Electoral Process
  • Workshop on Understanding Blockchain: The Future of Bitcoin and Other Crypto Currencies

There will be a special Opening Ceremony starting at 9:00 a.m. on November 28 (Day 1), to mark the Conference’s 5th anniversary. The Conference Chair remains Professor Hopeton Dunn, Director of CARIMAC and of the Mona ICT Policy Centre.

International Conference partners include the Internet Society (ISOC), the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), and the High Commission of Canada in Jamaica. Local sponsors are led by the National Commercial Bank (NCB).

Conference registration is now OPEN. Admission to the conference is free of charge. However, registration is required for both days and space is limited.

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Space is limited. Registration is subject to space availability.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Highlights and Key Outcomes of the 2016 Conference

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