Speakers at the first National Conference on Cyber Security in September 2013. From left: Prof. Densil Williams, Executive Director, Mona School of Business and Management, UWI; Mrs. M. Georgia Gibson-Henilin, Attorney at Law; Hon Peter Bunting, Minister of National Security; Mr. Patrick Hylton, Group Managing Director, National Commercial Bank; Prof. Archibald McDonald, Campus Principal, UWI, Mona.

Local and international cyber security experts, academic specialists and business leaders will again convene at the University of the West Indies (UWI) for a two-day conference on Cyber Security and Data Protection. The 2nd National Conference on ‘Cyber Security and Data Protection: Securing Businesses and Public Transactions’, will take place on November 20-21, 2014 at the Regional Headquarters of UWI.

Following the resounding success of the first Cyber Security conference in September 2013, this sequel will have as its primary focus the issues of computer fraud, data protection and their impact on small and large enterprises, including banks and other financial institutions. Among the planned conference sessions will be panels on E-Commerce and Cybercrimes, Cyber Security for Banking, Data Protection for Government Agencies, Security for Small Enterprises, and Evaluating Measures Against Lotto Scamming.

Presenters will include key members of the banking, security, legal, IT and academic communities, alongside government policy makers. The conference will build on recommendations and advances from the previous event towards updating and enhancing the national cyber security action plan for Jamaica.

The Conference will be hosted by the Mona ICT Policy Centre at the UWI in partnership with the global Internet Society (ISOC), based in Washington, DC. Also associated with the event are the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) and CARIMAC. Lead sponsor of the Conference is National Commercial Bank, with other banking, financial and government agencies and regulators also to be involved.