Can there be sustainable Caribbean cyber security development?

Above: Government agency representatives share their nations’ experiences having participated in Commonwealth Secretariat’s needs assessment exercises. Left to right; Antoinette Lucas-Andrews (Trinidad & Tobago), Eric Nurse (Grenada), Bennett Thomas (Dominica), Clifford A Bostic (Barbados) and Luxmore Edwards (Antigua and Barbuda). Photo courtesy the Caribbean Telecommunications Union The Caribbean Telecommunications Union (CTU) in conjunction with the […]

Lessons for the Caribbean from the OAS-FIRST Cyber-Security Colloquium

Above: Trinidad & Tobago’s delegation to OAS Cyber-Security Colloquium. From left, Sean Fouche, IT Manger of CARICOM IMPACS; Amos Sylvester, law enforcement; Angus Smith, Manager, Trinidad and Tobago CSIRT and Wendell Diaz, Director WASA. Image courtesy Shiva Bissessar By SHIVA BISSESSAR B.Sc. (Hons) MBA M.Sc. The Organisation of American States (OAS) in collaboration with the Forum […]

Legal complications in trying revenge porn case

Shiva Bissessar weighs in on the legislative aspects of the cybercrime elements in the recent “revenge porn” case. But where is the Trinidad & Tobago, and the wider Caribbean, with respect to updating laws to keep abreast with technological innovation and addressing the threats which they pose via abuses or even condoned usage?  How technology specific […]

The vexing issue of OTT VoIP in the Caribbean

This opinion was originally published on Shiva Bissessar’ blog. It is reproduced here with the author’s permission. The Telecommunications Authority of Trinidad & Tobago (TATT) held their 21st ICT open forum on 18th June 2015 posing the question “Should Over The Top Services Be Regulated” to the three regulatory heads of the regional mobile providers […]

Are Caribbean Cybercrime Bills based on flawed model law?

By Shiva Bissessar I previously presented a partial analysis on the Trinidad & Tobago Cybercrime Bill 2014, entitled “T&T Cybercrime bill demands multi-stakeholder input” which can also be found on my website www.pinaka.co.tt/publications. Within this analysis, some light was shone on perceived problems with outputs of the Harmonization of ICT Policies, Legislation and Regulatory Procedures […]

ICANN 52 – A Caribbean Perspective

The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) is a non-profit with the responsibility for the management of the names and numbers of the Internet. This gives them authority over Internet Protocol (IP) address space, generic (gTLD) and country code (ccTLD) Top Level Domains and root server management functions to name but a few […]

Unsung heroes of T&T Cyber-security

Shiva Bissessar attended two sessions of the 2014 ICT Symposium and returned with this story about an some unsung heroes of the earliest days of national cyber-security management. Inspector Amos Sylvester of the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service (TTPS) Cyber Crime Unit (CCU), was the final presenter of the day and he presented an insightful presentation on […]

T&T Cybercrime bill demands multi-stakeholder input

The case for Multi-stakeholder engagement in reviewing the Trinidad & Tobago Cybercrime Bill, 2014 By Shiva Bissessar, B.Sc. (Hons.) MBA M.Sc., Managing & Technical Director, Pinaka Technology Solutions Summary  The Cybercrime Bill 2014 was read into Parliament by the Minister of National Security, Gary Griffith, on 21/03/14 and subsequent debate occurred in the Lower House of […]