US-Jamaica host Cyber Capacity Building Workshop

The United States and co-host Jamaica completed a three-day cyber capacity building workshop on December 5 with participation from 19 countries in the Caribbean and Latin America.  In support of U.S.-Caribbean 2020, the workshop is the first of its kind in the region and designed to promote cybersecurity and combat cybercrime.  Cyber officials attended from the following countries: Aruba, Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Costa Rica, Curacao and Saint Maarten, Dominica, The Dominican Republic, Grenada, Guyana, Haiti, Jamaica, Panama, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname, and Trinidad and Tobago.  In addition to the State Department, the U.S. interagency delegation included experts from the Departments of Defense, Homeland Security and Justice, as well as the Federal Communications Commission and the National Security Council.  The Organization of American States and the Council of Europe also contributed their expertise on developing capacities to promote cybersecurity and fight cybercrime.

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