First reported Ransomware attack of 2022
Voters List Disclosure Data Privacy Concerns
On December 29th, 2021, a preliminary list of all eligible voters in Barbados was posted on the Barbados Government Information Service (GIS) website. The list included the surname, first & middle names, national registration number (NRN), gender, date of birth, residential status, constituency, polling station and address of over 264,000 individuals. The 5,520 paged Adobe PDF document could be downloaded by anyone with access to the internet, and not just Barbadian citizens and residents. The list was made public ahead of the general elections on January 19th, 2022. Section 18(1) of the Representation of the People Act of 1991 allows for 16 days within which changes to the preliminary list of eligible voters may be made before an election. Changes to the preliminary list may be made up twenty-one (21) days after an election date is declared, after which a final register for elections will be created. The Act further…
A guide for Seniors on Cybercrime
Hacker Daily News – October 2021
8 pitfalls that undermine security program success
Niel Harper, CISO for the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) and a board member with the IT governance association ISACA sat down with CSO Online to discuss some of the obstacles that can impede the success of security programs. He talked about executive apathy, risk management, and the over-dependence on compliance audits. Read the article on csoonline.com
Hacker Daily News – September 2021
Hacker Daily News – August 2021
Digital Readiness in the Caribbean
Frazer Lindsay, PwC’s Caribbean CEO has highlighted the needed to boost workforce productivity to improve customer experience. He also states that digital transformation is now competitively critical for businesses here in the Caribbean. Additionally, he highlighted the need to invest in new technology by upskilling their workforce, instilling an innovative mindset within their organisations. Some emerging technologies the Caribbean are encouraged to embrace include: Artificial Intelligence Internet of Things Robotic Process Automation Drones Blockchain Augmented Reality Virtual Reality 3D Printing Read more about the survey here and the original article from Barbados Today here.
Data Privacy Day 2021
January 28th is celebrated internationally as Data Privacy Day, when security and privacy professionals push data privacy. While not officially recognised by our government as yet, our chapter recognises its importance. Data privacy is at the heart of protecting citizens in today’s world where the internet is considered a right, and where social media, smartphones, email and IM are an integral part of our lives. In recognition of the Data Privacy Day 2021, we’ve published an article in the Barbados Today news paper. You can read the article here.