Senator the Honourable Michael Halkitis, Minister of Economic Affairs, together with proud Bahamians everywhere, recognize and extend warmest congratulations to the Bahamas’ National Computer Incident Response Team (CIRT) Manager, Miss Sametria McKinney, on
receiving the President’s Award for Public Service at the Information Systems Security Association (ISSA) International Awards Gala, held in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, on August 5, 2023.
ISSA’s President’s Award for Public Service recognizes an individual’s contribution to the information security profession in the area of public service. Miss McKinney, who is recognized internationally as a foremost cybersecurity expert, has done a mammoth job of leading the
establishment of the Bahamas’ National CIRT, which will be officially launched later this year. Her nomination and success in snagging one of this year’s seven top awards at the event is a testament to her commitment to education, service and her profession as a cybersecurity expert.
The Digital Transformation Unit and the Department of Information and Communications Technology salute Sametria on her accomplishment.