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‘Hacker’ To Deliver Keynote At C&W Cybersecurity Forum

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Public and private sector players are being encouraged to better safeguard their networks and systems against increasing threats from international cybercriminals.

C&W Business, the business-to-business arm of C&W Communications, will host two online forums this month aimed at helping governments, large businesses and individual entrepreneurs better protect their organisations and companies from online threats.

The webinars will feature controversial hacker-turned-computer security specialist Hector Monsegur – the man behind the Anonymous/LulzSec hacker collectives, as well as informant for the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).

“Cybersecurity involves preventing, detecting, and responding to cyberattacks that can have wide-ranging effects on individuals, organisations, local communities, and entire countries. As the Caribbean’s leading service provider, we see it as our responsibility to inform, advise and educate about the varied elements of online security,” said Nicolas Collette, Vice President, B2B, C&W Communications.

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“Hector once ruled the ‘hacktivist’ scene breaching security systems of major corporations and governments around the globe, and he will share the mindset of a hacker and how organizations can proactively protect themselves. He will also present the inside secrets of how hackers choose their targets, why hacking appeals to people, how hacking tools work, and how you can protect yourself and loved ones from vulnerability.”

Monsegur, also known by the online pseudonym Sabu, became an informant for the FBI after facing a sentence of 124 years in prison for his role in the LulzSec hacker collective intervening in the affairs of organisations such as News Corporation, Stratfor, UK and American law enforcement bodies and the Irish political party, Fine Gael.

Monsegur now works as an ethical hacker conducting penetration tests – authorized simulated cyberattacks on computer systems performed to evaluate the security of the system.

“Global cyber-attacks increased by 32% in 2022 when compared to 2021, with an all-time high being recorded in the second quarter of this year. The Caribbean and Latin America has also seen the largest increase in attacks, with research suggesting one out of twenty-three organisations impacted weekly – a 43% increase when compared to 2021,” added Collette.

“The cybercriminals are not slowing down and we must be proactive in our approach to safeguarding our networks to withstand any eventuality. With the right technologies in place, most attacks, even the most advanced ones, can be prevented and we are happy to be providing this timely forum for the exchange of knowledge and best practices in reducing and preventing cybercrime in our region.”

SOURCE: C&W Communications. Headline photo courtesy Clint Patterson (

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  1. if Hector Monsegur is as good as they say he is then how did he allow the FBI to catch him to be facing 124 years in prison to now being a Soucer for the FBI

  2. Hackers the so call catch phrase … hackers like to be caught because the FBI ain know squat

  3. Hector a convicted criminal seems to have all the answers. We are now going to use him. Are we mad?

  4. I had a good laugh at this propaganda being disseminated by C & W! This cyber-security forum is just a promotion by the Five Eyes organization to rubber-stamp the continuing use of ECHELON (legitimate hacking by western intelligence(?), don’t you know?), for hoovering western corporate data in order to rig western markets for the benefit of western banksters and organizations such as Blackrock!

    Now that Russia, China, Iran and the rest of the BRICS+ & SCO are actively dumping their US dollar holdings, which have no tangible value, the empire of lies and its vassal states are desperate to find (ethereal) hackers to take the blame for the coming (continuing?) western economic collapse (the bursting of the, conservatively estimated, US$100 trillion derivatives bubble)! Can anyone say loudly that the “emperor has no clothes?”

    I have no doubt that the dupes of Caricom will be suitably convinced of their impending demise, via the invisible hands of invisible hackers. At any minute now, I expect the CDB president, Leon, to provide a supporting proclamation of this hacker peril, courtesy of his bosses at the IMF & World Bank.

  5. Man I read these comments and ask myself what century do does people come from seeing we live in a time information is readily available for free.

  6. @Common Sense…these are just ciphers & bots whose main purpose is to reduce the commentary to the least common denominator allowed by the powers-that-be, for manufacturing consent of their global criminality!

  7. Incidentally, China has a very quick, efficient method of ridding itself of US dollar holdings.

    Since there is nothing that China needs from western states, it has no need to continue to hold dollars. Therefore, all its projects in Africa are being funded using its US dollar reserves; a most logical and fiscally sound strategy; or as they tout it, Win-Win (for Africa & China)! What’s not said out loud is that this is a losing strategy for the US – in terms of business, trust, and influence!

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