Jamaica wants cyber security aid from South Korea
The Government of Jamaica has asked its South Korean counterpart to assist in strengthening Jamaica’s cyber security capabilities.
Confirmation of this came on Wednesday from Julian Robinson, Minister of State in the Ministry of Science, Technology, Energy and Mining.
Mr. Robinson, speaking from South Korea where he is attending the ‘Seoul Conference on Cyberspace 2013’, told the Jamaica Information Service that he had taken the opportunity to have discussions with Lee Sang-Mok, South Korea’s Vice Minister for Science, ICT and Future Planning, about how his government can assist Jamaica’s efforts at improving cyber security.
“I specifically sought their government’s assistance in training and capacity building for Jamaican personnel” Robinson disclosed.
According to the Jamaican minister, his South Korean counterpart was very receptive to the requests and had “expressed willingness to assist and for us to discuss the details of a proposed programme.”
The Seoul Conference on Cyberspace is being held from October 16 to 18 under the theme: ‘Beyond the digital divide towards global prosperity’.