Kerry-Ann Barrett Cybersecurity Program Manager

Kerry-Ann Barrett, in her capacity as the Cybersecurity Program Manager within the Inter-American Committee Against Terrorism of the Organization of American States (OAS/CICTE), coordinates the cybersecurity capacity building efforts to member states.

Through the design, planning and execution of cybersecurity initiatives, including: development and implementation of National Cybersecurity Strategies and Policies ; provision of Technical Training to policy makers and technical public officers in OAS member states, establishment and strengthening of national cybersecurity incident response teams (nCSIRTs) and facilitation of cybersecurity awareness tools, she coordinate a team of professionals to deliver strategic cybersecurity capacity interventions. Additionally, she is as expert speaker at various regional and international cyberspace fora with a focus on cyber related issues in Latin America and the Caribbean and aim promote strategic partnerships and coordination between the OAS and key private sector and international actors.

Kerry-Ann’s is a trained attorney-at-law and possess extensive public sector experience given her appointment within several government ministries in the Caribbean as a legal advisor. She holds a Post Graduate Diploma in International Arbitration, a Master’s in Business Administration (Distinction) in International Business, an LLB and Certificates in E-Diplomacy, Cyber Security Risk Management and Legal Frameworks for ICTs. Mrs. Barrett expertise covers cybersecurity policy development, internet governance and cybersecurity risk mitigation.

Mrs. Barrett has several designations such as a member of the Board of Curators for the portal on cybersecurity capabilities of the University of Oxford, an Oxford Martin Associate as a member of the Global Cyber Security Capacity Centre’s Expert Advisory Panel, a member of the Advisory Group focusing on the principles of Cyber Capacity Building under Chatham House and the Advisory Committee of the Humanitarian Cybersecurity Centre under the Cyber Peace Institute, as well as a designated ICANN Implementation Shepherds team for the SSR2 Report.

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