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Press Release: CIRT-BS Observes Uptick in Parcel Delivery “Smishing” Scams Impacting Members of the General Public

New Providence, The Bahamas—The National Computer Incident Response Team of The Bahamas (CIRT-BS) is observing an uptick in parcel delivery scams involving threat actors impersonating Bahamas Postal Services’ (BPS) website to solicit payment and personal identifiable information from members of the general public. Reported screenshots of smishing text messages from malicious actors containing spoofed URLs […]

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Cloud Carib holds LeadHERship Women’s Day Brunch

Guest Speaker Sametria McKinney, Director CIRT-BS, and M’khel Ferguson, Cloud Carib Marketing Operations Manager, engage in empowering dialogue at Cloud Carib’s LeadHERship Women’s Brunch, highlighting the importance of women’s tech leadership. Photo Credit: Cloud Carib Source: Cloud Carib Nassau, The Bahamas – Nassau-based technology solutions provider Cloud Carib celebrated International Women’s Day with an inspiring

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International Women's Day Keynote

Press Release: INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY: CHAMPIONING WOMEN IN CYBERSECURITY AND INSPIRING THE NEXT GENERATION OF ROLE MODELS 

 Source: Get Safe Online   INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY: CHAMPIONING WOMEN IN CYBERSECURITY AND INSPIRING THE NEXT GENERATION OF ROLE MODELS  Get Safe Online is shining a spotlight on inspirational women in cybersecurity across the world at its keynote webinar this International Women’s Day  38% of female students looking to enter the tech and cybersecurity sector

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Cybersecurity Plays Pivotal Role in The Bahamas’ National Strategy

Repost Minister of Economic Affairs Sen. the Hon. Michael Halkitis said cybersecurity plays a pivotal role in The Bahamas’ national strategy and is crucial for advancing the nation’s utilization of information and communications technology and managing cyber risks-particularly from an economic, but also from a national security perspective. “This is an area of significant interest

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CIRT-BS 2nd Annual Stakeholders Engagement 2023

The National Computer Incident Response Team of The Bahamas (CIRT-BS) hosted its second annual Stakeholder Engagement Conference on Wednesday and Thursday, 16–17 August 2023, at the Margaritaville Beach Resort. The Annual Stakeholder Engagement Conference is a platform for collaboration, knowledge-sharing, and networking within the national cybersecurity industry. Minister of National Security, the Honourable Wayne Munroe, KC,

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Government Working Diligently to Increase Awareness of Cyber Security Threats

Source: Bahamas Information Services NASSAU, The Bahamas – As the government advances its plans to transform and digitize its services, thereby making it more convenient for the public to conduct business with the government, the need  to beef up cyber security has significantly risen. Consequently, the Ministry of Economic Affairs in conjunction with the  Bahamas National Computer

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Sametria McKinnney ISSA Award

Bahamas’ National CIRT Manager Sametria McKinney Receives Prestigious International Award

Source: Bahamas Information Services NASSAU, The Bahamas – Senator the Honourable Michael Halkitis, Minister of Economic Affairs, together with proud Bahamians everywhere, recognize and extend warmest congratulations to the Bahamas’ National Computer Incident Response Team (CIRT) Manager, Miss Sametria McKinney, on receiving the President’s Award for Public Service at the Information Systems Security Association (ISSA)

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National CIRT Mission Trip

The Bahamas’ National Computer Incident Response Team (CIRT-BS) hosted representatives from the Organization of American States (OAS) and CIRT Trinidad (TT CSIRT) during 31st January – 2nd February, 2023, while on a mission trip to Nassau, Bahamas. Sessions held were aimed at providing recommendations on implementation strategies for the establishment of CIRT-BS. The sessions included

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