Digital Skills Needed for Caribbean to Stay Globally Competitive

The digital era is here to stay but many still lack the skills needed to get ahead in the Internet economy. A 2017 CIGI-Ipsos survey on Internet security and trust found that a significant percentage of Internet users do not trust the Internet enough to conduct financial transactions online. Even among

Caribbean Internet Peering Forum kicks off in Sint Maarten  

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten—The third Caribbean Peering and Interconnection Forum (CarPIF) got underway in Philipsburg, Sint Maarten on July 5, with the theme “Expanding the Caribbean Internet.” The meeting brings together regional and international experts for talks on technology issues related to Internet connectivity, digital content development and innovation, from a Caribbean

Belize leads Caribbean race to cyberattack preparedness

Scandalous Facebook pages carrying the name “Belizean Cheaters” sparked public uproar in the country, revealing sexually explicit details of adulterous affairs involving men, women and even children. The sleazy barrage also stoked nationwide concerns about cyber safety, and the country is now working urgently to finalize cybercrime legislation, train law

Seeking Competitive Edge, Caribbean Firms Turn to Internet Technology

As dark clouds of uncertainty loom over the global economy, it hasn't exactly been smooth sailing for Caribbean companies. But these days, a different kind of 'cloud' is creating fresh opportunities for regional businesses. For techies, the term 'cloud' is just a metaphor for the Internet. And the advent of Cloud

Belize to Host First National Cybersecurity Symposium

BELIZE CITY, Belize—In response to a growing incidence of cyber-threats, Belize will host its first national cyber security symposium from April 24 to 27. “We have observed a disturbing rise in threats to critical network infrastructure, corporate networks and personal data. These threats are growing more frequent, more sophisticated and more

Barbados to host CaribNOG 13

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados—The thirteenth regional meeting of the Caribbean Network Operators Group, or CaribNOG, will take place in Barbados from April 18 to 19, 2017. CaribNOG is the region’s first volunteer-based community of network engineers, computer security experts and tech aficionados. “At CaribNOG 13, we’re expecting a large turnout of network operators, telecommunications

No Cloud, No Rain: Cloud Computing Critical To Region’s Digital Economy

Bevil Wooding, IWSM IXP Panel

PHILIPSBURG, St Maarten—In the Caribbean, change is in the air. In fact, it’s in the cloud. There’s a new conversation among the community of technology experts who spearhead Caribbean Internet development, and the buzz is no longer just about physical infrastructure. The digital architects of the region’s digital future are actively

Caribbean Faces Serious Cyber Security Threats

PHILIPSBURG, St Maarten—Keep it secret. And make sure it’s safe. Don’t use your real name, your birth date, or any single word. Instead, try a short phrase that includes some numerals and even some punctuation. Devising secure passwords for your online accounts and your family’s Internet-connected devices is simple enough, if you