News Release: Hamilton, Bermuda – The Bermuda Government, through the Department of ICT Policy and Innovation, is celebrating National Cybersecurity Awareness Month in October. They have planned events to raise awareness about the importance of cybersecurity.

“As we celebrate National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, we are reminded that in Bermuda, just like the rest of the world, online activity is a part of daily life,” said Premier David Burt.

“While there are many benefits to the Internet, there are also significant risks. I encourage everyone to come out to the upcoming cybersecurity-related events and to join the conversation.”

Small business owners, operators of critical infrastructure, teachers, seniors, and the general public are invited to register and attend the sessions. Come prepared to ask questions and participate in the discussions, and to be a part of the national conversation on cybersecurity. Light refreshments will be served. There is limited space so members of the public are encouraged to register at ictpolicy@gov.bm.

Unless specified otherwise, the sessions are from 12:30pm – 1:30pm, in the Public Works Training Room on the 3rd floor of the Government Post Office building.

The public is invited to attend the following lunchtime sessions:

  • October 3:  Cybersecurity –Where is Bermuda in all of this?
  • October 4:  Cybersecurity incident response teams, threat management, and the indispensable role they play
  • October 7:  Awareness and education: how to harness their power to enhance the Island’s cybersecurity preparedness
  • October 11: Malware – a session for members of the Public Service
  • October 18: 10am – 2pm at the St Paul’s AME Centennial Hall: a session for Bermuda’s Security Savvy Seniors
  • October 20: How is the Government Training its staff?
  • October 28:  What does the legislation say?
  • October 31:  Cybersecurity in Bermuda: a look towards the future

Premier Burt concluded: “Our vision for cybersecurity in Bermuda, is a secure, resilient and trustworthy internet which fosters an informed and inclusive society in Bermuda.”

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