Jamaican cybersecurity analyst Mario Sparks stressed the “focus” on cybercrime protection, investing in tech companies here to train and hire local people in the field. announced that it plans to
“Newly discovered oil has caused an almost meteoric rise in Guyana’s development. But modernization has come with extreme and advanced technologies, which are used by citizens, governments, organizations, and others. All of this basically comes down to data, data is being transferred, data is gold, and in many ways we all know it’s even more valuable than fiat currency. We need to protect it,” Sparks, founder of multinational information technology company Optimity Group, told Stabroek News in an interview at the Marriott Hotel.
“Guyana is essentially a greenfield…so we want to invest in establishing a Security Operations Center here in Guyana. We plan to equip them with our SOCs…and as they grow they will benefit from the experience and training gained. You will be ready to piggyback on and have your own startup,” he added.