Detecting Cyber-Terrorism Conference In SKN
Basseterre, St. Kitts – Nevis
October 23, 2008 (SKNIS)
Security professionals from throughout the region are now better positioned to detect and combat cyber-based terrorism with the culmination of a three-day seminar earlier today.
The conference on Digital Investigations and Security provided a basic understanding of the role of computers in monitoring and protecting government network components from criminal acts including terrorism. It focused on raising the capacity of law enforcement officers to identify, prevent, investigate as well as prosecute offending parties for such activities.
The Ministry of National Security, Immigration and Foreign Affairs collaborated with the United States Embassy in Bridgetown, the US Diplomatic Security Service and the Office of Anti-terrorism Assistance to conduct this timely event.
Senior level law enforcement and government information technology executives, directors as well as law enforcement personnel, who are responsible for management of technologically based security operations, participated in the seminar held at the Marriott Resort in St. Kitts.
Participants from eight Caribbean territories including Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, Dominica, Grenada, Montserrat, St. Lucia, St. Vincent & the Grenadines and host country St. Kitts & Nevis benefited from the sessions.
According to Assistant Secretary in the Ministry of National Security Superintendent Ivor Blake the sessions were non-technical in nature to ensure that participants got a full understanding of the issues involved and how to successfully address them.
Local participants included Police Inspectors Cromwell Henry and Andre Mitchel, Sergeant James Sutton and National ICT Centre Director Christopher Herbert.