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Natsar Helps Advance Cybersecurity Resilience Across the Caribbean

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Georgetown, Guyana – Natsar, a leader in cybersecurity strategy development and advisory services, has been asked to play a key role in the development of the Cyber Resilience Strategy 2030 for the Caribbean region. This initiative, spearheaded by the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) and supported by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), aims to strengthen cyber defenses across the Caribbean nations.

The Cyber Resilience Strategy 2030, approved by CARICOM’s Council for Trade and Economic Development in 2019, represents a significant commitment to safeguarding the Caribbean’s digital infrastructure against escalating global cyber threats. Natsar’s involvement underscores the company’s expertise and trusted reputation in the cybersecurity field.

Natsar’s Role in Enhancing Regional Cybersecurity in the Caribbean Region

Partnering with the exceptional professionals at Cambridge Global Advisors (CGA) and other key stakeholders, Natsar’s Principal, Josh Moulin, is helping to formulate a robust strategy that addresses the unique cybersecurity needs and challenges faced by the Caribbean states. This work will include conducting comprehensive assessments to identify cyber vulnerabilities and gaps within the region, collaborating in multi-sector consultations to gather insights and inform strategic recommendations, assisting in the development of a cohesive framework that enhances information sharing, incident reporting, and collaborative cyber defense mechanisms, and developing legal and regulatory frameworks.

Natsar, along with CGA and USAID, spent a week in Guyana, South America, to meet with key stakeholders and kickstart this project. During the time in Guyana, individuals met with representatives from the country of Guyana, cybersecurity personnel from some of the 15 member countries of the CARICOM region, and conducted meetings at the U.S. Embassy including with Ambassador Nicole D. Theriot.

Team from USAID and CGA meeting with CARICOM
Left to Right: Utica Alves (CARICOM), Jennifer Britton (CARICOM), Forrest Wilhoit (USAID), Josh Moulin (Natsar / CGA), Hafsah Lak (CGA) at CARICOM Headquarters in Guyana

In a statement, Ambassador Theriot also highlighted the importance of the initiative: “By investing in cyber resilience, CARICOM can mitigate the adverse effects of cyber threats, bolster its capacity to respond to cyber incidents effectively, and foster greater trust in its digital ecosystem…Together, our organizations aim to prioritize investment, innovation, and cooperation to build resilient cyber defenses and safeguard the digital future of the Caribbean region.”

About Natsar

Natsar is a cybersecurity consulting and advisory firm based in New York with decades of experience and provides tailored cybersecurity consulting and strategic leadership advisory services to help safeguard organizations.

About CARICOM

The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat is the principal administrative organ of the Caribbean Community, a regional integration organization of 15 Member States and 5 Associate Members. The Secretariat coordinates the implementation of CARICOM’s objectives, promoting economic integration and collaboration among its members.

About USAID

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is committed to promoting global development and humanitarian assistance. USAID’s efforts span a range of programs aimed at addressing critical challenges such as poverty, disease, conflict, and digital inclusion.

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