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Cybercrimes Awareness Seminar – Western Region

The Jamaica Institute of Financial Services | 2012-05-07 09:15:00

Technology has given rise to an increased invasion of fraudulent activities.  Having recognized that the preponderance of CyberCrimes has significant implications for the various sectors and the society in general, The Jamaica Bankers Association (JBA) Anti-Fraud Committee has been collaborating with the Jamaica Institute of Financial Services (JIFS) – formerly Jamaica Institute of Bankers (JIOB)  - to offer a series of seminars on the Cybercrimes Act.  This represents a deliberate strategy to create more awareness in order to enhance the process of apprehending the perpetrators.  Other previous Acts did not cover the crimes currently being perpetrated with the use of technology until 2010 when the Cybercrimes Act was passed “to provide criminal sanctions regarding the misuse of electronics systems.”

Cybercrimes are being committed in Jamaica but because of the lack of knowledge, many persons are not sure how to respond.  The objective of this seminar is to heighten awareness among various stakeholders and to engage their ideas regarding the enhancement of protection against computer related criminal activities and the investigation and prosecution processes.

This our third seminar (two previously held in Kingston) is being held for the Western Region at the Iberostar Hotel in Lilliput Montego Bay on Saturday, May 5, 2012, commencing at 9 a.m.  

Participation is expected from the private and public sectors (i) Financial and information Technology sectors, the hotel industry, and other business interests (ii) police officers, clerks of courts, officers of the Director of Public Prosecution.  Special sponsorship has been provided for the Police and Clerks of the Court to attend as it is imperative that they are educated in the use of the Cybercrimes Act in terms of  investigating and prosecuting cases brought to their attention.

Guest Speaker will be ACP Carl Williams.  Presenters include Detective Sergeant Patrick A. Linton, Communication Forensics and Cybercrimes Unit, Organised Crime Investigation Division of the Jamaica Constabulary Force; and Ms. Yanique Gardner, Crown Counsel (Ag.) and Ms. Meridian Kohler, Deputy Director both of the office of the Director of Public Prosecution.

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