Under the theme “Understanding FinTech, Ransomware and Cyber Threats to Governance”, the fifth National Cyber Security Conference will take place at the UWI Regional Headquarters at Mona in Kingston Jamaica from November 28 to 29, 2017. This year’s Conference will build on four previous years of successful deliberations with measureable impact on government policies, citizen awareness, corporate practices and on national and regional policy approaches. The event is being organized by the Mona ICT Policy Centre, CARIMAC, UWI.

The Conference sessions and workshops will focus on topics such as:

  • The Current State and Future of the FinTech Industry/Ecosystem
  • The Future of Cyber Security in the FinTech Era
  • A Review of Current and Potential Models for FinTech and a Culturally Appropriate Model for Jamaican Businesses
  • The Global Epidemic of Ransomware
  • Key Learning from the Recent WannaCry Ransom Attack
  • Effective Ransomware Response Strategies
  • Government: High-Value Targets of Cyber Crime
  • The Missing Elements of Local and National Cyber Security Strategies
  • Key Learning and Recommendations from the Hack of US Democratic National Committee Systems

Presenters will include local, regional and international cyber security and FinTech specialists in banking, security, legal, IT and academic communities, as well as government policy makers.


The Mona ICT Policy Centre (MICT) is located in the Caribbean School of Media and Communication (CARIMAC). The Centre regularly hosts ICT-related development conferences and seminars and has successfully hosted four annual national Conferences on Cyber Security and Data Protection, as well as various workshops on Data Privacy and Protection, Music and the Creative Industries and commemorative annual panel discussions to mark World Telecommunication and Information Society Day. The Centre delivers the pioneering degree programme: Master of Science in Telecommunications Policy and Technology Management (TPM) from the UWI.

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