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6th National Cyber Security Conference



November 27, 2018 – November 28, 2018

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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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4th National Cyber Security Conference



November 28, 2016 – November 29, 2016

Theme: “Mobile Money, Online Banking and Citizen Awareness”

The fourth National Cyber Security Conference on Mobile Money, Online Banking and Citizen Awareness will take place on Monday and Tuesday, November 28-29, 2016 at the UWI Regional Headquarters, Kingston Jamaica. The two-day Conference will aim to provide information to stakeholders on how to identify cyber threats. It will also explore the economic, legal, regulatory and ethical issues involved in cyber security.

The event will bring together national, regional and international partners who will discuss evolving cyber security and data protection strategies affecting the financial sector, its customers and government agencies. The event will feature expert Conference Presenters who will share knowledge on cyber challenges, existing best practices in the industry, protection measures and how to conduct cyber audits for entrepreneurs and SMEs.

The Conference is being hosted by the Mona ICT Policy Centre, located in the Caribbean Institute of Media and Communication (CARIMAC), UWI in association with the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) and the global Internet Society (ISOC).

Admission to the conference is free of charge. However registration is required for both days of the Conference.

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Space is limited. Registration is subject to space availability.

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3rd National Conference on Cyber Security



November 17, 2015 – November 18, 2015

Theme: “Data Protection, Financial Services and Customer Awareness”

The third National Cyber Security Conference on Data Protection, Financial Services and Customer Awareness will take place on Tuesday and Wednesday, November 17-18, 2015 at the UWI Regional Headquarters, Kingston Jamaica. The two-day Conference will aim to provide information to stakeholders on how to identify cyber threats. It will also explore the economic, legal, regulatory and ethical issues involved in cyber security.

The event will bring together national, regional and international partners who will discuss evolving cyber security and data protection strategies affecting the financial sector, its customers and government agencies. Day One of the event will feature expert Conference Presenters who will share knowledge on cyber challenges and existing best practices in the industry. Day Two will facilitate a Cyber Safe Workshop to demonstrate to participants, cyber threats, protection measures and how to conduct cyber audits for entrepreneurs and SMEs.

The Conference is being hosted by the Mona ICT Policy Centre, located in the Caribbean Institute of Media and Communication (CARIMAC), UWI in association with the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), the Internet Society (ISOC) and the Ministry of Science, Technology, Energy and Mining (MSTEM). This year’s Conference is being sponsored by National Commercial Bank, Henlin Gibson Henlin Attorneys at law, and Jamaica National Building Society.

Admission to the conference is free of charge. However registration is required for both days of the Conference.

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Space is limited. Registration is subject to space availability.

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