The Internet Society Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Chapter, in collaboration with the American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN), is pleased to host the second Cybersecurity Forum and the ARIN Caribbean Forum in St Vincent under the theme “Defending the Local Internet.”

Internet-enabled technologies promise significant benefits to our economy and society. Broadband, mobile technology, app development, Artificial Intelligence, blockchain, the internet of things, IXPS, IPv6, are all key to understanding the modern the digital economy. The internet and the internet of things are dramatically transforming business models and facilitating growing interconnectedness of people, organizations, and systems.

The local chapter of the Internet Society, with support from the American Registry of Internet Numbers, the Caribbean Network Operators Group and the Caribbean Internet Governance Forum, is engaged defining a common approach to safeguarding the development of the local Internet Economy

This second Cybersecurity Forum in St Vincent will bring together community, private sector, academia and government representatives to discuss critical questions around the steps necessary to develop a secure, robust, resilient and vibrant local Internet economy with a focus on developing security best practices for Internet-enabled local applications and services, that meet local needs, while creating regional and global opportunities.

The forum will feature presentations, and panel discussions on topics relevant to entrepreneurs, business owners, students, policy makers, public-sector officers, and community development groups.


The forum will offer attendees a holistic view of the issues, threats and opportunities in leveraging the internet for economic and social empowerment. It will promote awareness of approaches and practical strategies to equip attendees be more effective in the following areas:

  • Infrastructure Development: Ensure that local infrastructure effectively supports digital agenda
  • Local Content Development: Encourage development of local applications and services
  • Enabling Internet Policy: Accelerate development of enabling policy and legislation
  • Education and Capacity Building: Strengthen Human Resource Capacity to maximize opportunities


  • Entrepreneurs and Small Business Owners
  • Students and Educators with an interest in the Internet and Technology
  • Youth Development and Community Empowerment leaders
  • Software Developers and Multimedia Specialists
  • Policy Makers and Legislators
  • Technology professional and practitioners

Provisional Agenda for the 2nd National Cyber-security Forum