The global cyber-threat landscape has changed because of the Covid-19 Pandemic. There has been a sharp increase in the use of digital services, from online education and teleworking, to essential services like food and banking, as well as the adoption of new technologies and processes. With many employees working remotely and more businesses increasingly relying on digital solutions, cyber threats have increased in number and sophistication. The COVID-19 pandemic has demonstrated the need to ensure the protection and resilience of the digital ecosystem.
The purpose of this segment is to discuss the trends observed in the Caribbean Region since the advent of this pandemic and to discuss potential strategies with enhanced public-private partnerships to further develop regional cyber-resilience, this given the increased reliance on internet based technologies.
Specifically, discussions will explore:
Cyber security challenges caused/exacerbated by COVID-19
Key concerns of the private and public sector relating to cyber security
Understand how organisations have adapted to the increase use of digital solutions and strengthen their cyber resilience
Data protection and cyber security risks organisations face
The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Implementation Agency for Crime and Security (IMPACS) was established by the Twenty Seventh Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government in July 2006, in Bird Rock, St Kitts and Nevis, as the implementation arm of a new Regional Architecture to manage CARICOM’s action agenda on crime and security.