Region needs coordinated approach to tackle cyber-crime

first_img May 6, 2020 CTU Collaborating With Organisations to Assist People With… Feb 18, 2020 Sep 29, 2020 Georgetown, Guyana 12 July, 2018 – (Department of Public Information Press Release) Governments in the region are being urged to standardise practices to address the increasing threats associated with cyber-crime. Coordinator of the Caribbean Telecommunications Union (CTU), Junior Mc Intyre during a workshop on Cyber Security hosted (on Thursday) as part of the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) roadshow, explained that countries in the region need to have the appropriate technical standards and infrastructure in place. Junior McIntyre, CTU Coordinator (Photo via DPI) The setting up of cyber-security emergency response committees was touted as an effective coordinated approach to tackling cyber-crime, “you need to be able to talk to the right people at the right time, all of that requires collaboration…you need to be able to contact and communicate with people when your neighbour has a threat or if you perceive a threat.” The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Strategic Plan 2015-2019 lists Cyber Crime as an obstacle to social and economic development in the region and outlines five priority areas, among them public awareness and building sustainable capacity in member countries. Mc Intyre said an effective Cyber Security Framework requires a wide range of skills to support the prevention, detection and prosecution of cyber-crime and ensure sustainability and relevance in a changing environment. “You [governments] need to have that structure, that organisation, you need to be clear on the policies in place, you need to be clear on the standards, people need to be aware of the issues,” he noted. Mc Intyre emphasised that to ensure a secured network, all stakeholders must be aware of cyber-crime and its threats and appropriate legislation must be placed. The CARICOM Strategic Plan, the CTU Coordinator said, establishes a proper governance structure including the Regional Cyber Committee (RCC), as well as identifies minimum standards for cyber-security for each country. As Guyana continues to open up and move further onto the global square the administration has drafted a Cyber Crime Bill which is meant to strengthen the country’s ability to defend itself against cyber-attacks, which is now a global issue. The Bill is slated for further debate in the National Assembly before being laid. By: Stacy Carmichael. Share this:PrintTwitterFacebookLinkedInLike this:Like Loading… CARICOM Heads to discuss Security: Regional law enforcement… center_img Advance Digital Transformation – Prime Minister… You may be interested in… COVID-19 Makes Universal Digital Access, Cooperation… May 8, 2020 Share this on WhatsApplast_img read more

Black cloud descends on offices world

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2019 SEMA Board Of Directors Election Candidates Announced

first_img·      Kim Pendergast – CEO, Magnuson Products LLC AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement ·      Melanie White – President, Hellwig Products ·      Russell Stephens – President, MSD LLC Chairman-elect Category (one open seat) Manufacturers’ Representative Category (one open seat) ·      Chris Douglas – COO, COMP Performance Group The following slate of candidates are vying for a seat on the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Board of Directors: ·      James Lawrence – CEO, Power Automedia ·      Kathryn Reinhardt – Vice President of Marketing, Pilot Automotive ·      Ken Schuck – Vice President, KAM Marketing ·      Chris Johnson – Founder, Derive Systems ·      Les Rudd – President/CEO, Bob Cook Sales Manufacturers Category (three open seats) Voting will take place online between May 14 and May 28 and is open to current SEMA-member companies. Votes must be cast by each company’s primary contact. Details on the upcoming election will be sent to the member company’s designated primary contact beginning May 2. Winners will be announced by May 30 and formally inducted into the SEMA Board of Directors at the SEMA Installation Gala on July 26.last_img read more

A-Gas employees raise money for charity

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For geeks everywhere – law tech ‘disrupters’ gather at landmark London event

first_imgA new co-working space for legal tech innovators was launched today at the Legal Geek conference in London’s Shoreditch.The sold-out event, sponsored by the Law Society, brought together ‘disruptive forces’ – the tech start-ups that are transforming legal services – and supporters, investors and early adopters. The artificial intelligence, blockchain and lawtech-curious were also there in force.The conference heard that start-up communities like Legal Geek are the ‘true catalysts’ that are maintaining the momentum toward what the event heard is a ‘tipping point’ in the adoption of disruptive technology.Jimmy Vestbirk, Legal Geek founder, reiterated Legal Geek’s vision to make London a global hub for lawtech start-ups.He announced the establishment of the Legal Geek incubator, a working space for legal innovators with free registration for a launch in the new year. ‘It’s about giving a home to the Legal Geek family – our meetings, events and our innovators,’ he said.The morning sessions covered legal Legal AI and the global law tech start-up community.Nick West from Mishcon de Reya talked about some of the challenges of AI adoption. ‘A culture of experimentation is not in the law firm DNA,’ he said. ‘But this needs to change and it is changing. Because culture eats strategy for breakfast.’Anna Ronkainen, founder of AI start-up Trademark Now and a university lecturer in legal technology, discussed the background of legal AI and gave a demonstration of how it works at Trademark Now. AI is not a end in itself, she explained; it speeds up by taking the ‘heavy cognitive lifting’ out of complex processes.The AI practice theme continued with Leverton, Kira Systems and RAVN explaining how their sophisticated narrow AI offerings take the ‘heavy cognitive lifting’ out of transactional due diligence, making legal services better, faster and cheaper.But AI will not replace lawyers, the event heard. In fact, Noah Waisberg of Kira Systems believes that making legal services more accessible and affordable is likely to create more legal work, for more lawyers.The event also featured a tour of the global lawtech community.This is a global movement for change featuring David Curle from Thomson Reuters (US), Frederic Pelouze from WeClaim (France), Aron Solomon and Jason Moyse from Law Made (Canada), Jeroen Zweers from Kennedy Van Der Laan in Amsterdam who runs the Dutch LegalTech Startup Award and Meetup, and David Busby from Lexoo & Law Hackers (Australia).The message was clear. ‘AI is unbundling legal services,’ said Pelouze, while Solomon referred to the interplay between “the digital Davids and the enterprise Goliaths’, adding: ‘It’s not a conflict, it’s a dance!’According to Pelouze, the biggest challenge for lawtech start-ups, in addition to the usual tech start-up issues, is ’you have to be careful because you’re dealing with lawyers!’ Solomon added an encouraging surfing analogy: ‘If you get on the wave at the right time, you can ride it for a long time.’David Curle from Thomson Reuters highlighted the continuity between this and other lawtech start-up events. ‘2013 saw a few watershed events that set the tone – Stanford’s Codex and the Reinvent Law series of events – and now it is a global horizontal phenomenon,’ he said. Advances in cloud computing have made tech fun, lightweight and quick to implement – an ideal climate for innovation, he added.Law Society director of innovation Pete Nussey observed that the big turnout was ‘symptomatic of the unstoppable change in the industry’, but wondered how many law firm representatives were from firms below the top 50.‘The start-ups are driving the change, but the early adopters are dominated by the elite,’ he said. ‘None the less, it feels like we’re reaching a tipping point, and even the detractors are starting to recognise that change is unstoppable.’The conference was preceded by a Law for Good hackathon, where computer programmers worked together over the weekend to create software prototypes aimed at improving access to justice.Nussey added: ‘As part of our mission to support the solicitor profession, the Society has an important role to play in promoting legal innovation and helping our members access the latest developments in legal services technology.’last_img read more

HFW pledges commitment to Hong Kong and Chinese market

first_imgInternational firm HFW has defied fears over the stability of Hong Kong’s legal system, pledging its ‘deep commitment’ to the greater Chinese market and recruiting nine lawyers to its Hong Kong office.As part of its expansion in Asia, HFW has poached a nine-lawyer corporate finance team – including a partner, two barristers and a senior associate – for its Hong Kong office from US law firm Locke Lord. The team joins partner Wing Cheung who joined HFW from Locke Lord earlier this month.Patrick Yeung, head of the Hong Kong office, said: ‘Our continued investment demonstrates our confidence in, and long-standing commitment to, the Greater Chinese market. We’ve had an office here for more than four decades and have ambitious plans for the future.’The fact we are continuing to strengthen and expand our practice in greater China illustrates our confidence in the market. Wing already has a strong pipeline of corporate finance matters, including several potential IPOs. …We remain deeply committed to the region.’HFW has operated in what it calls Greater China – encompassing mainland China, Hong Kong, Macau and the island of Taiwan – for more than 40 years and was one of the first international firms to open an office in the region.Protests in Hong Kong have continued this week. Last week, in the wake of China’s attack on a Hong Kong court ruling, the Law Society of Hong Kong warned that ‘nothing should be said or done that will undermine judicial independence and the rule of law’.last_img read more

Judge spearheading late-night courts confronts the critics

first_imgThe senior judge in charge of modernising the courts service has hit out at ‘ill-informed comments’ from lawyers and ‘misunderstandings’ about controversial plans to test out-of-hours courts.In a letter despatched over the weekend, Lord Justice Fulford sets out to ‘demystify’ the flexible hours courts pilot, insisting the plans are ’not a disguised attempt to persuade, or force… legal professionals and others to spend more time at court than they do at present’. The letter was sent to all judges via the judicial intranet and the Law Society and Bar Council, a spokesman for HM Judiciary said.Court sessions will be split so as to enable a longer court day – but populated by different people, the judge says.Last week HM Courts & Tribunal Service confirmed details of the new pilot, to take place over six months from this autumn. Six courts have been selected, as was mooted back in March before the testing was put back by the general election. The plans are proving highly controversial, with the Criminal Bar Association pledging to support barristers who refuse to participate in the ’fundamentally flawed’ scheme.’In my capacity as the Judge in Charge of Reform, and in light of public comments – particularly from members of the legal profession – I thought it would be helpful to attempt to demystify the proposed Flexible Operating Hours Pilots,’ Fulford writes. ’I regret the extent of the widely-broadcast misunderstandings and ill-informed comments from a range of sources.’The Judicial Executive Board has discussed the proposed pilots on a number of occasions. It is vital that we improve the use of the courts and tribunals’ estate. We already struggle to maintain our buildings and it is hard to justify spending scarce funds on courts and tribunals that are not adequately utilised. We must use our assets to the greatest possible (but always sensible) extent, without asking anyone to work longer hours than at present.’Fulford acknowledges concerns raised by lawyers about the impact of flexible hours on diversity in the professions and how they will work. But he adds: ’We have listened to these concerns, but the whole point of running the pilots is to test fully all the concerns expressed. We approach this project with an entirely open mind as to whether flexible operating hours is a viable goal.’If it works it works; if it doesn’t, it doesn’t…a significant, detrimental impact on diversity in the professions is not a price judges are willing to pay.’Fulford notes that previous initiatives testing flexible court sittings have failed. But he stresses that lawyers are now operating in a ‘radically altered world’ in which ’digital and IT changes are transforming the opportunities for moving cases readily between judges, advocates and venues far more readily than in yesteryear, and there is a marked improvement in our preparedness to operate outside jurisdictional silos’.The project team has developed an ‘Invitation To Tender’ to secure experts in independent evaluation.Fulford stresses that there are no plans for a national rollout, concluding: ’If the ideas [the pilots] explore do not pass muster, then they will fade into history at the end of the six-month period. However, if any of the models succeed, we will consider with HMCTS the circumstances in which we may repeat the relevant arrangements on a more regular basis.’Law Society president Joe Egan commented: ’Fees for criminal legal aid work were frozen in cash terms for more than 20 years, and then substantially cut. Criminal legal aid practices already operate at little or no profit. Under this new government plan solicitors would be expected to attend court during unsocial hours for no uplift in pay. Firms would have to pay out additional staff costs without any compensation. It is not acceptable to operate a pilot without paying solicitors properly for the additional cost they will incur as a result.’last_img read more

Dominica Has its First Climate Resilient Community Shelter in Layou

first_img Tweet Share Sharing is caring! Share 436 Views   no discussionscenter_img LocalNews Dominica Has its First Climate Resilient Community Shelter in Layou by: – June 23, 2020 Share Hon Minister for National Security, Rayburn Blackmoore (L) accepts keys from Hon Minister for Public Works, Senator Cassani Laville (R)Layou has been given the first climate resilient hurricane shelter.Hon Minister for Public Works, Senator Cassani Laville, described the $2.4 million dollar structure which offers amenities suitable for housing a large number of people in the event of disaster.“This… is an 8,000 sq foot facility, a hurricane resilient facility [which] features 115 beds, with an industrialized kitchen, a small laundromat, an administrative office, storage rooms and a medical station.”He added, “It is wired for an electrical standby generator and will have a solar powered [photovoltaic] system; a water storage tank with water harvesting from the roof and a pumping system will also supply water in the event of water lock off.”Speaking at the ceremony which was held on June 22nd Hon Parliamentary Representative for the constituency, Dr Adis King was proud to present the facility to her district.“This building is the first of its kind to be built here in Dominica. We are truly grateful to be the first set of recipients of such a facility. I know my people and I know the people of Layou, St Joseph and Mero can feel much safer with the knowledge that this resilient structure is available for shelter in the event of a disaster.”Hon King reiterated the resilience of the facility saying, “We must know that this was built to not only withstand a hurricane but in case of an earthquake. We are truly grateful.”There are plans to erect similar structures in strategic communities across the island to comfortably house as many as possible.BELOW IS A VIDEO OF THE FULL CEREMONY.last_img read more

Ini Dia Tiga Maskapai Tertua yang Masih Beroperasi!,Koper Tertinggal di Tarmac, Lufthansa Jadi Bahan Tertawaan Netizen

first_imgSebagaimana yang dilansir KabarPenumpang.com dari laman worldatlas.com, flag carrier dari Negeri Oranye ini akan berulang tahun yang ke-100 pada tanggal 7 Oktober mendatang. Pukul mundur ke satu abad yang lalu, delapan pebisnis asal Belanda termasuk Frits Fentener van Vlissingen mendirikan Koninklijke Luchtvaart Maatschappij dan tercatat sebagai maskapai komersial perdana di dunia.Lalu pada 17 Mei 1920, KLM pertama kali mengoperasikan penerbangan penumpangnya dari Croydon Airport yang berada di Inggris menuju Belanda dengan menggunakan pesawat De Haviland berjenis DH-16. Adapun penerbangan bersejarah itu mengangkut beberapa wartawan koran asal Tanah Britania. Setelah itu, di akhir tahun 1920, pihak maskapai mencatat telah menerbangkan 440 penumpang dengan total kargo 22 ton. Sebuah pencapaian yang luar biasa kala itu!Menyusul KLM yang bercokol di peringkat pertama, predikat maskapai tertua kedua di dunia disandang oleh Avianca, maskapai nasional Kolombia. Tercatat, maskapai ini didirikan pada tanggal 5 Desember 1919 – hanya berselang beberapa bulan dari KLM. Di fase awal pendiriannya, maskapai ini menggunakan nama Sociedad Colombo-Alemana de Transportes Aéreos atau SCADTA.Baca Juga: Ternyata, Qantas Airways Itu Merupakan Singkatan dari…Lalu untuk peraih medali perunggu, maskapai tertua ketiga di sektor aviasi global diraih oleh The Flying Kangaroo, Qantas. Maskapai asal Australia ini didirikan di Winton, Queensland pada 20 November 1920. Bagi Anda yang belum tahu, Qantas merupakan akronim dari Queensland and Northern Territory Aerial Services.Jadi, Anda semua sudah tahu ‘kan jawaban dari, “Siapakah maskapai tertua yang ada di dunia?”Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading… Related Sumber: Related Search Bepergian dengan menggunakan pesawat agaknya sudah menjadi hal lumrah bagi sebagian kalangan. Utamanya adalah, bepergian dengan menggunakan pesawat biasanya diidentikkan dengan mereka yang ingin menghemat waktu perjalanan ketimbang perjalanan darat. Namun bagi anda yang sudah kadung menambatkan hati pada si burung besi ini, tahukah Anda tentang sejarah di balik dunia penerbangan global? Atau jika pertanyaannya dipersempit, “tahukah Anda siapa maskapai tertua yang ada di dunia?”Baca Juga: Ternyata, Jakarta Merupakan Destinasi Penerbangan Antar Benua Perdana KLM!Bagi Anda yang tidak tahu jawaban dari pertanyaan di atas, predikat maskapai tertua yang ada di dunia disandang oleh Koninklijke Luchtvaart Maatschappij atau yang biasa disingkat KLM Royal Dutch Airlines.last_img read more

NCAA Tennis Championships Blog: Day Three

first_img The West Florida women’s tennis defeated Drury 5-0 in the Round of 16 (Photo by UWF Athletic Communications)   Blog Day OneBlog Day TwoSURPRISE, Ariz. – This is the West Florida men’s and women’s Division II Tennis Championships blog. Check back throughout the day for updates. The Photo Gallery for the trip has now been made public. Updates will be posted throughout the day. Be sure to follow twitter.com/GoArgos, facebook.com/GoArgos and instagram.com/GoArgos for additional updates. 8:30 p.m. MT – The women’s team defeated Drury 5-0 to advance to the quarterfinals tomorrow at 1 p.m. MT. Check out the recap here.3:20 p.m. MT – The men’s recap has been posted here. Still no updates on the women’s match, will likely begin 30 minutes after the conclusion of the Hawaii Pacific/NYIT match. Live stats for the women’s match will be available after the HP/NYIT match here. 2:30 p.m. MT – The teams are back at the hotel awaiting the start of the women’s match. The women’s match will likely be delayed from its scheduled 4 p.m. MT start. More details will be posted as soon as they are available.1:00 p.m. MT – The men’s team won 5-0 over Bluefield State. Box Score The team is headed to lunch, and then the women’s team will play at 4 p.m. MT, 6 p.m. CT. Full recaps to come later this evening.11:50 a.m. MT – The men’s tennis team took a 3-0 lead over Bluefield State after doubles.9:45 a.m. MT – The Photo Gallery for the trip has now been made public.9 a.m. MT – The teams is on the way to the Surprise Tennis & Racquet Complex. You can find Match Notes here. Live stats will be available here. The full bracket can be found here.8:45 a.m. MT – The men’s team is about to leave the hotel for their Round of 16 match against Bluefield State. Will post updates with live stats links and more information shortly.    Print Friendly Version Sharecenter_img NCAA Tennis Championships Blog: Day Threelast_img read more