On October 29th 2014 ISSA Barbados continued its recognition of Cyber Security Awareness Month with a cyber security workshop for the public. Twenty five participants from various public and private sector organizations received cybersecurity training at the workshop.
The participants were exposed to various topics including Security Awareness Training to Build Safe Organisations, Fighting Financial Fraud, Securing Mobile Devices, The Role of Business Continuity in Building our Economy, The role of a CSIRT in protecting Barbados, Protecting Enterprises with Ethical Hacking, and The Role of Forensics in Information Security. The sessions were presented by local presenters from the ISSA Barbados, Institute of Internal Auditors Barbados Chapter (IIAB), and The Barbados ICT Professionals Association (BIPA).
In his opening remarks President of ISSA Barbados Mr. Charles Walton reminded participants of the spate of recent security incidents at both private and public sector organisations and the impact an escalation of such activity can have on the national economy and the efforts to position Barbados as a premier International Business Centre. He further urged participants to use the information received to persuade their various management boards to discuss information security as the means to protect the information assets and resources of their respective organisations.
The post-workshop feedback indicated that the workshop was of a high standard with its presenters and presentations being very-well received.
The workshop was sponsored by Trustworthy Systems Inc. a local provider of information security and ICT solutions.
International Cyber Security Awareness Month (CSAM) is celebrated every year during the month of October in numerous countries around the world, to encourage citizens to take an active role in their communities to build a culture of cyber security. Cyber security is a shared responsibility—one in which citizens, their governments, the private sector, education and international partners all play a role.