Port of Spain, Trinidad – Cloud Carib, the leading Cloud and Managed Services company in the Caribbean, participated in and sponsored the 2023 Caribbean Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Ministers’ Executive Briefing Session on Tuesday, May 16th. The event was hosted by the Caribbean Telecommunications Union (CTU) at its headquarters in Port-of-Spain, Trinidad and Tobago. It followed the Executive Sessions on Digital Leadership in the Caribbean, organized by the Government of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago via the Ministry of Digital Transformation, the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), and the CTU on May 15th and 16th.
The session was focused on the theme “State of Caribbean Cyber Resilience: Securing a Digital Future” and brought together representatives from the Regional Internet Registries (RIRs) in the Caribbean, ARIN (American Registry for Internet Numbers) and LACNIC, and other experts to engage in dialogue on the current state of cybersecurity resilience in the Caribbean region. The Session was attended by nine Caribbean government Ministers of ICT and their senior officials.
As part of the event, Cloud Carib’s Director of Public Sector, Mr. Eamonn Sheehy, participated in a panel discussion on “Cybersecurity Imperatives: What We Are Missing in the Caribbean?” The panel explored the maturity of cybersecurity capabilities in the Caribbean, existing regional frameworks to prevent and mitigate cyber threats, and opportunities for collaboration and capacity building at a global level.
Cloud Carib has been working with the CTU towards a single ICT space in the region since signing a Memorandum of Understanding in September last year. This collaboration aims to promote economic, social, and cultural technology integration in the Caribbean for its citizens’ benefit.
The event provided a unique opportunity to engage decision-makers in dialogue on the critical issue of Caribbean Cybersecurity resilience and to build a more secure digital future for the region. Cloud Carib’s participation in the event highlights its dedication to promoting cyber resilience in the Caribbean and its commitment to working with regional partners to achieve this goal.
“Cybersecurity is a top priority for Cloud Carib,” said Mr. Sheehy. “We are committed to working with our partners in the region to help them secure their digital infrastructure, and we believe that this event was a valuable opportunity to share information and best practices on cyber security with this audience. We look forward to contributing to the discussion now and in future events like these.”