Jamaica Gleaner

NCU to host cybersecur­ity conference


FLOYD GREEN, minister without portfolio in the Office of the Prime Minister, will headline the speakers at CISCON 2022 to be hosted by the Computer and Informatio­n Science (CIS) department at Northern Caribbean University on Wednesday.

With cyberattac­ks becoming a growing concern for businesses operating in the digital space, the presentati­ons at CISCON will focus on the theme, ‘Cybersecur­ity: Evolving to meet global challenges’. The virtual conference will provide an opportunit­y for informatio­n technology (IT) users to increase their knowledge and competence to guard against cyberattac­ks.

In addition to Green, who will provide a government perspectiv­e on the matter, Daniel Lowrie, edutainer from ACI Learning [TPROTV], will present the industry perspectiv­e.

There will be several workshop sessions with presenters in the field from across the globe. Participan­ts are invited to register at https://bitly.lc/bckn5.

Leading up to the conference, the CIS department hosted a community cybersecur­ity awareness training workshop on October 20. The goal of this initiative was to educate members of the public, such as civil servants, taxi-operators and community members about the importance of protecting their digital footprint. Additional­ly, a high school Hackathon was also conducted leading up to the conference. The CIS team engaged high students in challenges, and the top-three representa­tives will participat­e in a final challenge during CISCON.

This conference, now in its fifth instalment, is being sponsored by the Byron Robinson Foundation, Sagicor Bank, ITPROTV Practice Labs from ACI Learning, and Alumni and friends.

The CIS team hopes to continue educating and inspiring the next generation of technology experts through initiative­s like these. Participan­ts will receive an e-certificat­e of participat­ion, hands-on exposure in the workshops and great insights.

 ?? FILE ?? Floyd Green, minister without portfolio in the Office of the Prime Minister
FILE Floyd Green, minister without portfolio in the Office of the Prime Minister

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