BARP Charitable Trust to Host Cybersecurity Seminar

The BARP Charitable Trust – the charitable arm of the Barbados Association of Retired Persons (BARP) – will host a cybersecurity seminar to ensure that the Association’s membership and friends of BARP are protected while online.

The event, organized by the Education and Training Committee of the Trust, is titled Cybersecurity – Surfing Safely Through the Internet, and takes place on Friday, June 10, 2022 at the Carrington Wesleyan Holiness Church, Welches, St. Michael.

Noting the importance of the seminar, Chair of the Trustees, <strong>Justice Elneth Kentish</strong> said: “<em>In this digital age where we are online for one reason or the other, cybersecurity is something everyone should learn and practice regardless of age. However, seniors as a demographic should be particularly aware of cybersecurity, since seniors are specifically vulnerable to Internet scams and malware attacks</em>.

Noting the importance of the seminar, Chair of the Trustees, Justice Elneth Kentish said: “In this digital age where we are online for one reason or the other, cybersecurity is something everyone should learn and practice regardless of age. However, seniors as a demographic should be particularly aware of cybersecurity, since seniors are specifically vulnerable to Internet scams and malware attacks.

It is more important now than ever, for our community to educate themselves about maintaining healthy cybersecurity.”

The seminar will be presented by <strong>David Gittens</strong>, who is an experienced cybersecurity professional with a broad range of training and experience in various areas of information security, IT and Business. In 2021 he was voted one of the top ten security and resilience professionals in the entire Caribbean region by ISJ – <em>Information Security Journal</em>.

The seminar will be presented by David Gittens, who is an experienced cybersecurity professional with a broad range of training and experience in various areas of information security, IT and Business. In 2021 he was voted one of the top ten security and resilience professionals in the entire Caribbean region by ISJ – Information Security Journal.

He will speak to topics such as online business, inclusive of on-line banking, security against scams and fraud, as well as social media use, email and password selection, storage, recall and more.

Justice Kentish assured those planning to attend the seminar in person that all COVID protocols will be strictly observed, including wearing of masks, temperature checks, hand sanitization and the three-feet physical distancing. In-person attendance will be limited to 100 persons.

Parking will be available at the Barbados Union of Teachers headquarters, and for those who will not be able to attend in person, Zoom access arrangements will be made available on registration. The seminar is open to all BARP members, and other interested persons.

The event is scheduled to begin at 10:00 a.m. on June 10. It is free, but donations towards the work of the Trust will be gratefully accepted.

To register, please email milagro@caribsurf.com by June 8, 2022, and indicate if you wish to participate in person or online.

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