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Bahamas: Government signs agreement with ITU for national cybersecurity project

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — The government yesterday announced that it has signed a partnership agreement with the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) for a ‘historic’ national cybersecurity project.

The ITU is the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) arm of the United Nations. The National Cybersecurity Project will provide technical support to The Bahamas through the assessment of the country’s current cybersecurity capabilities and the development of a national cybersecurity strategy.

The partnership will reportedly also assist the government with the establishment a national Computer Incident Response Team (CIRT) that will serve as a single trusted, central coordination point of contact for cybersecurity.

The Bahamas’ CIRT’s priorities will include identifying, defending, managing, and responding to cyber threats. Currently, the fight against cyber-crime is limited to the resources available in the Royal Bahamas Police Force.

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