OWASP T&T chapter established

The Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP) is a worldwide not-for-profit charitable organization focused on improving the security of software. OWASP’s mission is to make software security visible, so that individuals and organizations worldwide can make informed decisions about true software security risks. Everyone is free to participate in OWASP and all materials are available […]

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 […]

Digital security begins with data management

BitDepth#1001 for August 11, 2015 The remarkable story of a confidential memorandum regarding a potential terrorist threat being circulated on social media within hours of it being issues from police headquarters in Trinidad and Tobago caused citizens no small disquiet. This was a document that alleged a plot against Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar by an […]

A digital security advisory

BitDepth#1,000 for August 04, 2015 On Wednesday last week, three trainers from Internews offered local journalists an insight into digital security principles at a seminar organised by the Media Association of Trinidad and Tobago. Internews is an international nonprofit that provides training for both media professionals and citizen journalists in a range of journalism disciplines. Led […]

On Ethics, Law & Technology In Trinidad & Tobago

Shiva Bissessar reports on a discussion about The Intersection Of Ethics, Law & Technology In Trinidad & Tobago in July on his blog. “[One lecturer] suggested that the strength of the response towards 2012 Snowden revelations of global surveillance was mainly due to the fact that it revealed infractions against foreign leaders and persons involved in international […]

Samsung Knox integrates with Cisco AnyConnect

Mobility-minded enterprises can now equip themselves with the latest in mobile security, AnyConnect for Samsung KNOX. Samsung’s advanced Android platform unites with Cisco AnyConnect 4.0, the leading enterprise VPN solution, to provide secure and seamless connectivity over the robust KNOX mobile platform. The demand for secure mobility continues with increasing mobile adoption and a highly […]

Information security briefings

Information Security Specialist and “Train the Trainer” certified technologist Shiva Bissessar, a frequent contributor to TechNewsTT, is offering private sessions for IT departments and corporate groups interested in preparing for digital intrusions. The briefings target IT Executive/Senior Management, IT Management & Professionals, Risk Management, Internal Audit, HR Professionals and Legal Officers. Sessions run three to four […]

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 […]