Technology Minister Reaffirms Commitment to Cybersecurity

July 5, 2016

Minister of Science, Energy and Technology, Dr. the Hon. Andrew Wheatley, has reaffirmed Government’s commitment to strengthen its cybersecurity capacity to protect sensitive information held on public-sector information technology (IT) platforms.

Addressing Chief Executive Officers and Heads of IT departments in the public sector at a Cyber and Data Security conference, held at The Jamaica Pegasus hotel in Kingston on July 1, Dr. Wheatley said as part of that determination, the administration will be launching a cybersecurity public-awareness campaign this month.

He said the Government considers cybersecurity a high priority, and the campaign will be sustained over four months from July to October 2016, when Cybersecurity Month will be observed.

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