Cybersecurity strategy implementation challenged by lack of political support

Good work by Trinidad & Tobago’s own Anita Sohan, currently on fellowship at the Commonwealth Telecommunications Organisation (CTO) in the UK as highlighted in the CTO May 2015 newsletter:

The objectives of this work programme were to give Anita experience in designing and implementing a survey for Commonwealth Member States to determine the challenges they face in implementing national cybersecurity strategies and, based on those findings, to report on suggested responses to these challenges.

The survey found that challenges implementing cybersecurity strategies are wide-ranging, and include lack of human resources and political support along with limited awareness of the issues. Key in aiding countries in this work is capacity building and awareness raising, along with facilitating international co-operation.

Looking forward to reading how Trinidad & Tobago and other individual Caribbean nations fared.

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