Gov’t Plans To Set Up Cyber Academy
While speaking at a sectoral debate in Parliament on Tuesday evening (May 15), Technology Minister Dr. Andrew Wheatley announced that the government intends to set up a Cyber Academy that will stand at the forefront of the Caribbean region’s fight against cyber-crime.
Dr. Wheatley said “cyber-crimes and cyber threats have been escalating at an exponential rate globally”.
He added: “Jamaica is no different…in 2016, it’s reported that the country lost over US$100 million to cyber crime activity.
Dr. Wheatley cited the difficulty in finding and retaining experts in the field as a major challenge to efforts aimed at thwarting cyber-crime.
“We must have qualified experts to protect our public and private sector assets. I’ll be asking cabinet next week for its approval of an MOU between the government of Jamaica and Israel Aerospace Industries which will see the creation of the region’s first Cyber Academy.
“This academy will build a professional and cyber-skilled workforce by providing training, practical experience, and most importantly, certification in the areas of cyber security, cyber defense and cyber intelligence”, he added.
Remember to share this article on Facebook and other Social Media Platforms. To submit your own articles or to advertise with us please send us an EMAIL at: [email protected]
- States Of Emergency Set To End - December 13, 2018
- Wonderful Home FOR SALE At Unbelievable Price In Highgate! - December 10, 2018
- US-Born Citizen Nearly Deported To Jamaica - December 7, 2018
- First Solo Art Exhibition For Maia Chung At Reggae Mill - December 4, 2018
- Dalton Harris Wins The X Factor - December 2, 2018
- Reggae Music Added To Global Cultural Heritage List - December 1, 2018
- Jamaican Dalton Harris Advances To X Factor Finals - November 26, 2018
- NRSC Commends Government On Passing Of Road Traffic Act 2018 - November 23, 2018
- Jamaica Defeats USA To Qualify For Rugby League World Cup - November 21, 2018
- Jamaican Dalton Harris Delivers Incredible Rendition Of Beyonce’s ‘Listen’ On X Factor UK - November 18, 2018