Web portal to report cyber crimes to become operational by month-end

by April 14th, 2019

A web portal for victims to report cyber crimes or cyber incidents will become operational by month-end.

Head of the Jamaica Cyber Incident Response Team Dr. Moniphia Hewling says, the portal will make it easier for persons to report cyber incidents, as well as increase the number of reports received.

Dr. Hewling says people complain about having to email or call when these incidents occur, so a portal will be online soon where reports can be made, noting that where necessary, the information will be forwarded to the Communication Forensics and Cybercrime Unit of the JCF.

The portal will also provide alerts about any cyber security issues that are looming internationally, which have the potential to pose a threat to systems in Jamaica.

Dr. Hewling was participating in a panel discussion on Cyber Security held as part of a technology conference hosted by T-Tech Limited, in Kingston recently.

The Cyber Incident Response Team is mandated to safeguard government information technology systems against cyber threats.

In the meantime, Head of the Communications Department of the Communication Forensics and Cybercrime Unit, Deputy Superintendent Warren Williams, said that more than 10 cyber threats have been reported since the start of the year.

He noted that the most common cybercrime in Jamaica is electronic fraud.

Dsp Williams believes cybercrimes in Jamiaca are under reported, and is urging more people to come forward so that incidents can be properly investigated.