Gavin Dennis publishes the 2018 Cyber Security Baseline Report on Jamaica

On July 27, 2018, Gavin Dennis published a report which analysed both the top 285 corporate websites and other aspects of IT security within the country.

The report was primarily focused on answering the following:

  • How many websites automatically load in HTTPS and how well is their HTTPS configured?
  • How many websites respond with expected security headers when browsed?
  • How many websites seem to use a web firewall to protect themselves from attacks?
  • How many websites publicly hyperlink suspicious files and URLs for users to select?
  • How many post-secondary institutions offer courses focused on IT security qualifications or training?
  • What kind of support does the Government of Jamaica provide for Cyber Security?

Official link to the report is below:

The report is also available for download as a PDF (in a .zip file) from a link on the above site.

A highlight of the website
The best and poorest performers in our sample included businesses that earned the highest and lowest in either their industry or entire sampled group of 285. This result suggests there was very little relation between the earnings of top Jamaican businesses and how well they implemented basic security controls on their corporate websites.

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Gavin Dennis

Gavin Dennis is a Cyber Security Consultant and aspiring CISO. He helps companies and people around the world to protect their digital assets and has worked with companies in Europe, Africa, and the Caribbean. He is experienced in Penetration Testing (Network and Web), Social Engineering, Vulnerability Assessments, IT Security Risk and Compliance, and IT Security Incident Response. Additionally, Gavin is a CompTIA SME and separately produces educational Cyber Security content through his articles, websites, and speaking engagements.

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