JSE performance draws hacker attention to Jamaica – Jamaica Gleaner

Businesses are being advised to invest more in cybersecurity systems and tech security talent to protect themselves against hackers and cybercrime.

Cybersecurity expert Karl Chambers, president and CEO of Diligent Security from Atlanta in the United States, says Jamaican companies have been seeing an increase in the number of attacks following the history-making performance of the Jamaica Stock exchange in 2015, with higher incidents of ransomware, phishing and malware attacks.

“Boards of directors need to own cybersecurity. They also need to know the risks their companies are facing. Too many of them are not even aware of what they have – including servers – which need to be protected,” the cybersecurity expert said in a presentation to the two-day Anti-Money Laundering/ Counter-Financing of Terrorism Conference in Kingston.

Chambers cited examples of increased phishing in…

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