The Cyber Threat Is Real

The Cyber Threat to Jamaica Is Real

We’ve all seen the latest news about the Ransomware attack on one of the Caribbean’s largest distribution companies. So, if you thought that cyber threat wasn’t close to home, then think again. In fact, according to the Jamaica Cyber Incident Response Team (JaCIRT), Jamaica has so far recorded over 700 reports of cybercrime since the start of the year.


Jamaican organizations can no longer afford to be complacent about their cybersecurity, as hackers have set their sights on the island. Plus, with the added pressure of the Data Protection Act (DPA), businesses now need to ensure they have effective protocols in place that will keep their data safe.


According to a 2022 study done by Checkpoint Software Technologies, an organization in Jamaica is being attacked over 1200 times per week. This means, if your security isn’t prepared to handle this level of bombardment, then be prepared to face the consequences. The damage to a company is more far-reaching than the obvious loss of data and productivity. They may also face legal repercussions and additional fines as outlined in the DPA.


Most companies believe they are well protected against cybercrime, yet almost every company that got hacked had some level of protection in place.  Cybercriminals are constantly evolving their tactics and are becoming more sophisticated in their attacks. Today, businesses and their leaders need to be constantly vigilant and have autonomous cybersecurity solutions in place.  Autonomous cybersecurity utilizes Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) to extend your protection beyond human capacity.   With AI and ML at the core of your security system, your business will have a fighting chance against today’s persistent threats.


Don’t let cybercriminals get the one up on you. Let this be your wake-up call! If you haven’t already, now’s the time to start taking your cybersecurity way more seriously.

Contact us today and let us help you protected with our team of cybersecurity experts.

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