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Local IT professionals invited to put Curacao's cyber security software to the test

August 20, 2015
Local IT professionals invited to put Curacao's cyber security software to the test WILLEMSTAD, Curacao -- Facing more than a thousand verified cyber attacks daily, and totally reliant on the mercies of foreign functioning security software, an independent IT project by a group of developers seem all set to go through a spate of independent tests by locals before its beta deployment.

Experts hoping to deploy cyber security shield to reduce cyber attacks in Curacao

August 17, 2015
Experts hoping to deploy cyber security shield to reduce cyber attacks in Curacao WILLEMSTAD, Curacao -- In response to the more than 1,000 cyber security threats that keep tunneling their way daily into Curacao, a network of cyber security experts is expected to deploy an advance cyber shield system that promises to repel and weaken the impact of such attacks on businesses and...

Lack of training kits forces short reschedule of ethical hacking training project in Curacao

August 15, 2015
Lack of training kits forces short reschedule of ethical hacking training project in Curacao WILLEMSTAD, Curacao -- Even though two more of the trainers for the cyber security and ethical hacking training event are already in Curacao, organizers of the event were forced to consider a new date because none of the registrants is in possession of the required training kits. According to Michael Denny...

Commentary: The View from Europe: New threats to Caribbean cyber security

August 15, 2015
Commentary: The View from Europe: New threats to Caribbean cyber security Cyber-security incidents continue to rise. According to PwC’s Global State of Information Security Survey 2015, attacks rose internationally by 48 percent in 2014 resulting in huge remedial and reputational costs to the companies and governments concerned. Despite this, the Caribbean remains woefully...

Technology summer camp to teach Curacao's children to build their own Android software

July 28, 2015
Technology summer camp to teach Curacao's children to build their own Android software WILLEMSTAD, Curacao -- A three-day technology summer camp that will teach children in Curacao from as little as 7 to 12 years old how to build their own smartphone applications and software is slated to be held from the 10 to 12 August 2015 in Curacao. Sponsored by CWD Technologies, with...

Curacao cyber security and ethical hackers training project all set for next month

July 27, 2015
Curacao cyber security and ethical hackers training project all set for next month WILLEMSTAD, Curacao -- After several weeks of delays, the Microsoft Learning and CWD sponsored Cyber Security and Ethical Hackers Training Conference is now set to be held in Curacao on the 13th and 14th August, 2015. Touted as a crucial training project for employees and IT professionals...

As Havana opens Washington embassy, bipartisan bill seeks to improve internet access in Cuba

July 21, 2015
As Havana opens Washington embassy, bipartisan bill seeks to improve internet access in Cuba WASHINGTON, USA -- On Monday, the Cuban government officially opened an embassy on United States soil for the first time since 1961, a key step in updating US-Cuba relations for the 21st century. “In addition to serving as an important symbolic step in the process of normalizing relations...

Caribbean countries move closer to joint management of radio frequencies

July 9, 2015
Caribbean countries move closer to joint management of radio frequencies ST GEORGE’S, Grenada -- Countries of the eastern Caribbean are working together to promote more efficient use of their wireless communications frequencies, for greater social good. Anew agreement has been drafted to minimise cross-border interference between countries of the Organisation of...

LACNIC Caribbean on the Move kick-starts in Suriname

June 30, 2015
LACNIC Caribbean on the Move kick-starts in Suriname MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay -- LACNIC Caribbean on the Move - Suriname Edition will be held as an internet-themed track at the upcoming ICT Summit Paramaribo from July 3 to 4, 2015. LACNIC, the Latin American and Caribbean Internet Addresses Registry, is an international non-government organization...

Caribbean slow to adopt new internet technology

June 22, 2015
Caribbean slow to adopt new internet technology ROSEAU, Dominica -- In the Caribbean, we routinely use our smartphones, tablets, laptops and other connected devices for work, play and everything in-between. Every device connected to the Internet is identified by a unique address and, thanks to the swift growth of the Internet, very little now remains of...

Curacao ethical hacking and cyber security training event rescheduled

June 15, 2015
Curacao ethical hacking and cyber security training event rescheduled WILLEMSTAD, Curacao -- An internationally sponsored cyber security and ethical hacking training event that was originally scheduled to be held last Wednesday and Thursday (9 and 10 June) in Curacao has now been deferred to the 29 and 30 June. The event is being sponsored by Cyber Watchdog...

Internet experts meet to improve Caribbean networks

June 4, 2015
Internet experts meet to improve Caribbean networks BRIDGETOWN, Barbados -- The first-ever Caribbean Peering and Internet Connection Forum (CarPIF) successfully concluded with commitments from Internet companies Akamai Technologies and Google to pay closer attention to the needs of Caribbean Internet service providers and consumers.

Netherlands Antilles prepares for cyber attacks

May 26, 2015
Netherlands Antilles prepares for cyber attacks WILLEMSTAD, Curacao -- Citing renewed evidence that cyber terrorists and hackers are now heavily targeting the Caribbean region, a three-man team of ethical hackers and cyber security trainers are expected to fly into the Netherlands Antilles next month to hold a two-day training workshop.

Cuba welcomes Caribbean, Latin American Internet community

May 26, 2015
Cuba welcomes Caribbean, Latin American Internet community LIMA, Peru -- Cuba will host a significant gathering of the regional Internet community next year. The Havana Convention Centre will host the 25th meeting of the Internet Addresses Registry for Latin America and the Caribbean (LACNIC) from May 2 to 6, 2016. "Havana will be the capital of the...

Caribbean 'significant' to global Internet governance, ICANN says

May 25, 2015
Caribbean 'significant' to global Internet governance, ICANN says LIMA, Peru -- A top executive of the non-profit that oversees all the Internet addresses has described the Caribbean as “significant” to the governance of the global Internet. Rodrigo de la Parra, vice president for Latin America and the Caribbean at the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers...

Barbados internet exchange point established

May 21, 2015
Barbados internet exchange point established Bridgetown, Barbados (BGIS) -- Three local internet service providers (ISPs) signed a memorandum of understanding on Monday to establish the Barbados Internet Exchange (BARIX). Representatives of Cable and Wireless (Barbados) Limited, Digicel (Barbados) Limited and Columbus Barbados...

Grenada launches business grants for innovators and entrepreneurs

May 19, 2015
Grenada launches business grants for innovators and entrepreneurs ST GEORGE’S, Grenada -- Innovators and entrepreneurs in Grenada will soon benefit from a suite of new grant funding opportunities. The Grenada ministry of communications, works, physical development, public utilities, ICT and community development will launch the business grants and outline...

Barbados to host first-ever regional Internet peering forum

May 16, 2015
Barbados to host first-ever regional Internet peering forum BRIDGETOWN, Barbados -- If you live in the Caribbean, you don't need to be a computer expert to know that the region's Internet services need to improve. If your connection falters so often that you've long since stopped calling customer service for redress, then you’ve got a good idea about the challenges.

CaribNOG 9 launches on high note in Saint Lucia

May 2, 2015
CaribNOG 9 launches on high note in Saint Lucia CASTRIES, St Lucia -- "Within the Caribbean lies the human resource capacity to take care of its IT business!" Those opening words from Stephen Lee, program coordinator of CaribNOG, set the tone for one of the largest gatherings of the Caribbean Internet community, which got off to a successful...

Faster internet coming to Belize

May 1, 2015
Faster internet coming to Belize BELIZE CITY, Belize -- Sometimes the best solution to a technical problem is social engineering. After a journey of two years, that’s exactly how Belize has come to a major milestone in its technological development. The country’s Internet service providers (ISPs) have committed to set up...

Competing ISPs come together to improve internet service in St Lucia

April 8, 2015
Competing ISPs come together to improve internet service in St Lucia CASTRIES, St Lucia -- Saint Lucia’s internet users can look forward to better connectivity and faster speeds between local internet service providers (ISPs). Digicel signed a memorandum of understanding on April 2, agreeing to become the newest member of the Saint Lucia internet exchange (SLiX).

More Caribbean leaders appreciate link between technology and economic growth, says Grenada PM

April 3, 2015
More Caribbean leaders appreciate link between technology and economic growth, says Grenada PM ST GEORGE’S, Grenada (GIS) -- Grenada Prime Minister Dr Keith Mitchell says more Caribbean leaders are starting to appreciate the link between science and technology and economic growth. Mitchell is expected to take the recommendations from the just concluded Caribbean...

Caribbean governments called on to devote one percent of GDP to science and technology

April 2, 2015
Caribbean governments called on to devote one percent of GDP to science and technology ST GEORGE’S, Grenada (GIS) -- Caribbean governments must devote at least one percent of their gross domestic product (GDP) to science and technology for the region to make significant progress in this area. This was one of the recommendations coming out of the second high level...

CARCIP partners with local college to expand internet access in St Lucia

March 31, 2015
CARCIP partners with local college to expand internet access in St Lucia CASTRIES, St Lucia -- The Saint Lucia ministry of public service, information and broadcasting is partnering with the Sir Arthur Lewis Community College to conduct a series of surveys, as part of an in-depth analysis of the nation’s urban and rural broadband Internet connectivity gaps.

Barbados hosts ICT training programme

March 31, 2015
Barbados hosts ICT training programme BRIDGETOWN, Barbados -- The Caribbean Export Development Agency (Caribbean Export) in collaboration with the Organization of American States (OAS) partnered with the Information and Communication Technology (CTIC) for the implementation of a training programme for ICT advisors.

CARICOM science delegation to visit Cuba

March 28, 2015
CARICOM science delegation to visit Cuba ST GEORGE’S, Grenada (GIS) -- A Caribbean Community (CARICOM) science delegation is to visit Cuba in an effort to strengthen technology links between the region and its Spanish speaking neighbour. The delegation will be headed by Professor Harold Ramkissoon, chairman of CARICOM Science...

Youth in Barbados and Eastern Caribbean to be trained in animation and software development

March 25, 2015
Youth in Barbados and Eastern Caribbean to be trained in animation and software development BRIDGETOWN, Barbados -- Four hundred young men and women in Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean will be equipped to participate in the global multi-billion dollar mobile application and animation industries. The Caribbean Development Bank, along with partners, will fund training under the...

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