In an attempt to address these critical cyber threats, twenty-four participants have taken part in a European Union funded cyber security in crisis response workshop geared towards enhancing their skills in identifying and analyzing critical cybersecurity threats.
Regional experts from CARICOM Implementation Agency for Crime and Security (CARICOM IMPACS); and its two sub-agencies – the Regional Intelligence Fusion Centre (RIFC) and the Joint Regional Communication Centre (JRCC) along with the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA), the Jamaica Office of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management, the Regional Security System (RSS), the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA), together with the Trinidad and Tobago Defence Force, various arms of the Ministry of National Security of Trinidad and Tobago and the Organization of American States (OAS) converged in Trinidad and Tobago for five days (6-10 June) to analyse trends and statistical data in cyber security and to examine tools which triage cyber security information into crisis response procedures.
The workshop was organized by the Global Crisis Response Support Programme (GCRSP), a two-year programme financed by the European Union to the tune of 2.6 million euros. The GCRSP aims to strengthen crisis response and early warning capacities in Latin American and the Caribbean and to improve the interconnectivity between crisis response centres within the region as well as strengthen cooperation with the EU Situation Room and other EU institutions in the field of crisis response and early warning. Activities include training and coaching sessions covering risk and scenario analysis, early warning, conflict analysis, leadership and strategic planning, information management and other related topics.
The course was conducted by the Organisation of American States/Cyber Security Program of the Inter-American Committee against Terrorism (CICTE/OAS) together with the Information System Authority of the Republic of Estonia (RIA). This activity continues the collaboration already established