Published On: Wed, Apr 11th, 2018

Cybercrime in the spotlight on Curaçao

IMG-20180411-WA0009WILLEMSTAD - More than 150 people from all over the region participated today in the successful Caribbean Cybercrime Conference in Curaçao.

The guest speaker was security expert Deon Olton. He is the director of the Caribbean Cyber Security Center in Barbados. He spoke about "The evolution of Cybercrime in the Caribbean".

The attendees also actively participated in sessions on "crime analysis" and "digital forensics", which covered topics such as forensic applications, hacking, effective intelligence, data access to social web resources, the dark web and, for example, Google as a weapon in the struggle against cybercrime.

The conference turned out to be very current. The need to increase awareness and prevention is necessary. Cyber-attacks are actually on the rise. AIMG-20180411-WA0011 good example is the cybercrime attack on 2 April on the servers of Sint Maarten's government.

Prime Minister of Curaçao, Eugene Rhuggenaath, concluded the conference with a call for more cooperation between countries in the Caribbean and more cooperation between both public and private sectors.

The Caribbean Cybercrime Conference is organized by the Public Prosecutor General (PPG), RST and the Dutch company DataExpert.

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