Session 2C: Safeguarding the Future: Fortifying Cybersecurity and Protecting Data Privacy in the Caribbean [SDGs: 16 – Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions]

July 10, 2024

10:30 am – 12:00 pm

This panel addresses the increasingly critical issues of cybersecurity and data privacy in the Caribbean, a region undergoing rapid digital transformation. In an era where digital threats are escalating, the need to build robust cybersecurity infrastructures and enforce stringent data privacy protocols is paramount. This session aims to explore the unique challenges and opportunities in enhancing cybersecurity and data privacy in the Caribbean. It brings together a diverse group of experts including cybersecurity specialists, policy makers, legal professionals, and technology leaders to discuss strategies for fortifying digital defenses and safeguarding sensitive information. Key discussion points will include an assessment of the current cybersecurity landscape in the Caribbean, the identification of vulnerabilities specific to the region, and the development of tailored strategies to address these challenges. The panel will also delve into the legal and regulatory frameworks necessary to protect data privacy, examining existing policies and proposing new approaches to ensure compliance and consumer protection. Furthermore, the session will explore the importance of public-private partnerships in enhancing cybersecurity, the role of education in raising awareness about digital safety, and the need for a collaborative regional approach to tackle these global challenges. By the end of the panel, attendees will gain a comprehensive understanding of the steps needed to safeguard the digital future of the Caribbean, ensuring a secure, resilient, and privacy-conscious digital environment.
Gary Simms, Sr

Senior Director, Information Security Strategy & Architecture, Walmart Global Tech, USA