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Deloitte executive says Latin America and Caribbean highly vulnerable to cyber- attacks

Deloitte executive says Latin America and Caribbean highly vulnerable to cyber- attacks

Basseterre, St. Kitts, September 13, 2016 (SKNIS)—Deloitte’s Global Chief Information Officer, Larry Quinlan, said that despite increased improvements in technology in the Caribbean and Latin America, the regions remain highly vulnerable to cyber-attacks.

Speaking at the Prime Minister’s Independence Lecture Series at the Nevis Performing Arts Center (NEPAC) on September 12 as part of the activities to celebrate the 33rd anniversary of St. Kitts and Nevis’ Independence from Great Britain, Mr. Quinlan said “there is a price to be paid for all the unfettered computing and it’s called cybersecurity.”

“It is a concern that will continue to grow worldwide and one that threatens to engulf us in developing countries if we’re not careful,” he emphasized.

Making reference to the 2016 Cybersecurity Report produced by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and the Organization of American States (OAS), the Deloitte executive, who is responsible for all facets of technology from strategy and applications to infrastructure and innovation at the multinational firm, said “four out of every five countries in the region do not have a cybersecurity strategy or plans for protecting critical infrastructure.”

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