According to Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Information, Telecommunications & Constituency Empowerment, Davis Letang, the Government of Dominica recognizes the need for this focus as development in Information Communication Technology (ICT) evolves rapidly.
“We as a Ministry recognize the need for this focus since development in this area is so rapid and that the use of ICT is so pervasive that attention on security of IT infrastructure and networks must be a priority”, he said.
The workshop will include a review of electronic legislation, piloting of a cyber-security needs assessment and the establishment of Dominica’s first ever Computer Incident Response Team (CIRT).
Bennette Thomas, Director of Telecommunications says this workshop marks the commencement of a continuing process for the creation and maintenance of a national CIRT, which will further assist in the development of institutions and human capacity.
Meanwhile, Zahid Jamil for Commonwealth Secretariat/Council of Europe revealed that this initiative will bring together for the first time, all actors working in the area of cyber-crime and cyber–security.
The goal is to bring all these actors unto one stage to implement better legislation and to foster cooperation.
Last week the Ministry accommodated a conference of the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) Regional Workshop on Dispute Resolution and Competitive Laws as well as Girls in ICT Day.