National Conference on Cyber Security

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7th National Cyber Security Conference

June 18, 2019 – June 19, 2019

Theme: “What Next for NIDS?; Unpacking GDPR; Promoting Digital Productivity”

The issues of National ID Systems, Data Protection and Personal Privacy will be the highlights at the 7th staging of the UWI’s National Cyber Security Conference, to be held next week Tuesday, June 18 at the UWI Regional Headquarters, Mona.

The Opening keynote address will be delivered by Mr Gilberto Martins de Almeida, Legal Advocate and Consultant to the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), in a ceremony starting at 9.00 am on Tuesday. A message from Technology Minister Hon Fayval Williams will be delivered by Chief Technical Director in the Ministry of Science, Energy and Technology, Ms Wahkeen Murray.

The conference is being hosted by the Mona ICT Policy Centre (MICT) at CARIMAC, UWI, under the theme “Data Protection – What Next for NIDS?; Unpacking GDPR; Promoting Digital Productivity with AI”. The one-day event will feature an array of other local and international speakers in three (3) panel sessions. These include Senator Robert Morgan, Parliamentary Secretary, Office of the Prime Minister, Mr. Julian Robinson, Opposition Spokesman on Science and Technology, Professor Hopeton Dunn, Technology Policy Analyst and Director, Mona ICT Policy Centre. Presentations will also be made by Attorney at Law, Mrs Georgia Gibson Henlin QC of Henlin Gibson Henlin; Ms Nicole Foga, Managing Partner of the law firm Foga Daley and Company and Mr Douglas Halsall, CEO, Advanced Integrated Systems Limited.

Conference sessions will discuss the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) as well as new ways to achieve improved Digital Productivity and security online. The closing session will take the form of a much anticipated Roundtable Discussion on the future of Jamaica’s National ID System (NIDS) in light of the Supreme Court ruling that rendered the enabling legislation null and void. Government and Opposition spokespersons, as well as legal and technical experts will analyse the future of NIDS and consider how such systems have been successfully implemented in other jurisdictions.

The event is being hosted in partnership with the International Telecommunication Union, the Internet Society and the Canadian High Commission. The lead sponsor is again the National Commercial Bank (NCB), with other sponsors including RJRGleaner Communications Group, the law firm Henlin Gibson Henlin and the Spanish Court Hotel. As the event garners interest outside of Jamaica, a new sponsor, Calibra Solutions Limited from Trinidad and Tobago, will make their Jamaican debut with demonstrations of technologies related to identity and artificial intelligence.

For more details on conference registration and speakers , please visit: http://cybersecurity.carimac.com.

Contact: Ms Danielle Insang, Conference Admin Assistant, Mona ICT Policy Centre (MIICT) CARIMAC, UWI, at [email protected]

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6th National Cyber Security Conference

November 27, 2018 – November 28, 2018

Theme: “Data Protection – Securing Big Data, Understanding Biometrics and Protecting National ID Systems”

The Mona ICT Policy Centre at CARIMAC, UWI, is pleased to announce the opening of registration for the 6th National Cyber Security Conference.

The Conference is to be held November 27-28, 2018, at the UWI’s Regional Headquarters, Mona, starting at 9 am on each of the two days. This year, the theme of the conference is: Data Protection – Securing Big Data, Understanding Biometrics and Protecting National ID Systems.

Panel Sessions at the Conference will address such sub-topics as Understanding Data Protection – Issues and Approaches; Protecting Big Data – Protecting Rights; Biometrics –Tools for Protecting Data and Organizations; Defending against Cyber Threats to National Assets and Evaluating National ID Systems (NIDS).

In announcing the start of registration, Conference Chair, Professor Hopeton Dunn, confirmed that there will be the usual exciting line-up of local and international speakers, including representatives of the Virginia-based Internet Society (ISOC), the Canadian ICT Sector, local and international banking executives, members of the IT and security communities as well as government and academia. “We are looking forward to robust discussions and recommendations out of the five (5) exciting conference sessions to be held over the two-day event,” observed Professor Dunn, who leads a team from MICT and CARIMAC in organizing the event.

The lead sponsor is again the National Commercial Bank (NCB), with other sponsors including RJR Gleaner Communications Group, the law firm Henlin Gibson Henlin and the Spanish Court Hotel. The Canadian High Commission, ITU and ISOC remain key partners.

This year’s 6th event is being organized against the background of five (5) previous successful conferences, attended by a wide range of participants drawn from the ICT, IT, banking, regulatory, academic, telecoms and other groupings from both the private and public sectors.

Participants are encouraged to register early, as space is limited.

For more details and registration on the conference, please go to: http://cybersecurity.carimac.com.

Contact: Conference Admin Assistant, Ms Odeanne Thomas, MICT, CARIMAC, UWI, at [email protected].

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