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New cybersecurity laws in the pipeline

A cybersecurity workshop at Bermuda College has begun.

The Government has said it is committed to bolstering cybersecurity on the island through new legislation, according to Michael Weeks, the Minister of National Security.

Speaking yesterday at the launch of a cybersecurity workshop at Bermuda College, Mr Weeks said the Government has issued drafting instructions for both cybersecurity legislation and cybercrime legislation.

He added that the Government is aware of how serious cybersecurity is and more work will be done to protect the island’s infrastructure.

“Cyber threats have been, and continue to be, one of the highest security risks that threaten all segments of society,” Mr Weeks said.

“We are all at risk from ever more sophisticated attacks owing to our reliance on technology.

“Adequate cybersecurity capabilities and preparedness is essential for our economic success and prosperity in the digital economy.”

Mr Weeks said the workshops being held this week would help the Government mitigate risks and threats.

He added: “These threats will not go away, and we must remain vigilant and agile to respond to them accordingly.”

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Published May 31, 2022 at 8:44 pm (Updated May 31, 2022 at 8:44 pm)

New cybersecurity laws in the pipeline

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