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Minister Otis Morris Addresses CTO's Digital Week Conference

Minister Otis Morris (fourth from right) share lens with other dignitaries at the CTO's Digital Week Conference

The Commonwealth Telecommunications Organisation’s (CTO) Annual Digital Week got underway in London from May 20th to May 24th, 2024, and the TCI delegation is led by Minister of Home Affairs, Telecommunications and Transportation Hon. Otis Morris.

 

Minister Morris also addressed the gathering. The following is his full speech:

 

It is my great honor and privilege to welcome you to Digital Week 2024 and Cyberkeys 2024. Our theme this year, "Building a Secure Digital Future," couldn't be more timely or crucial. As we gather to share knowledge, explore innovations, and collaborate on solutions, we are reminded of the immense responsibility we bear in shaping a safe and resilient digital landscape.

 

In today's interconnected world, the digital future we envision is not just a technological milestone but a foundational element of our society. From the way we communicate and conduct business to how we manage critical infrastructure, the security of our digital systems is paramount. Our collective goal must be to safeguard these systems against the evolving threat landscape, ensuring they remain robust, reliable, and resilient.

 

At Cyberkeys 2024, we have an unparalleled opportunity to address these challenges head-on. This event brings together the brightest minds in cybersecurity, technology leaders, and policymakers to engage in meaningful dialogue and develop actionable strategies. Our discussions will span across critical areas such as:

 

1. Advanced Threat Detection and Response: How we can leverage artificial intelligence and machine learning to anticipate and neutralize threats before they materialize.

 

2. Zero Trust Architectures: The imperative shift towards a security model that assumes breach and continuously verifies the legitimacy of each access request.

 

3. Securing Emerging Technologies: Ensuring that innovations in IoT, blockchain, and quantum computing are developed with security at their core.

 

4. Data Privacy and Protection: Strengthening our frameworks to protect personal and sensitive data in an era of increasing digital transactions and data breaches.

 

5. Cyber Resilience and Incident Response: Building robust protocols to quickly recover and learn from cyber incidents, minimizing impact and preventing recurrence.

 

Our commitment to building a secure digital future goes beyond technology. It involves fostering a culture of security awareness and education, advocating for strong cybersecurity policies, and encouraging collaboration across sectors and borders. We must strive to create an ecosystem where security is not an afterthought but a fundamental component of every digital initiative.

 

As we embark on this journey together, I encourage each of you to actively participate, share your insights, and challenge conventional thinking. The threats we face are dynamic and complex, but so too is our capacity for innovation and resilience. By harnessing our collective expertise and determination, we can build a digital future that is not only secure but also inclusive and empowering for all.

 

Thank you for being part of Digital Week 2024 and Cyberkeys 2024. Let us work together to secure our digital tomorrow.

This significant event will gather CTO members, Commonwealth Ministers, public officials, and business leaders at the prestigious Royal Society, located at 6-9 Carlton House Terrace.

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