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Cybersecurity conference to address concerns with online business

Published:Friday | November 25, 2016 | 12:00 AM
Patrick Hylton
Dr Andrew Wheatley
Julian Robinson

With growing concerns for the security of individuals conducting business online, seven international speakers will lead local experts at the fourth national cybersecurity two-day conference, scheduled to begin tomorrow and conclude on Tuesday at the University of the West Indies' Regional Headquarters.

The conference is being held under the theme 'Mobile Money, Online Banking and Citizen Awareness' in association with the Mona Policy Centre at the Caribbean Institute of Media and Communication (CARIMAC).

International speakers will include Jane Coffin, director of strategy at the Global Internet Society based in Washington, DC, United States; Praveen Amancherla, chief technology officer at Quisk Inc, USA; Shiva Bissessar, a cybersecurity specialist from Trinidad and Tobago; Adekunle Ajiboye, systems innovator and entrepreneur from Ontario, Canada; Karsten Becker, US-based innovator and online banking specialist; Shernon Osepa, manager of regional affairs for Latin America and the Caribbean for the Internet Society; and Cleveland Thomas, Caribbean area representative for the International Telecommunications Union.




Local speakers will include Ambassador Richard Bernal, UWI Pro Vice-Chancellor for Global Affairs; Julian Robinson, opposition spokesman on information and knowledge economy; Professor Hopeton Dunn, director, CARIMAC, UWI; Georgia Gibson Henlin, attorney-at-law; and Dr Maurice McNaughton, director, Centre of Excellence for IT Enabled Innovation at the Mona School of Business and Management UWI.

Minister of Science, Energy and Technology Dr Andrew Wheatley and Patrick Hylton, group managing director of National Commercial Bank, will be guest speakers.

The conference will feature a wide range of expert panels on the opportunities and risks associated with online and mobile financial services. Sessions will cover such topics as Cybersecurity and Mobile Money; Ransomware, Malware, DNS, Hacking and other Cybersecurity Threats; Protecting the Telecoms Network; Regulatory, Policy and Legislative Issues, and Building Citizen Awareness.