Kerry-Ann Barrett is the Cyber Security Policy Specialist at the Cyber Security Program, Inter-American Committee against Terrorism (CICTE), Secretariat for Multidimensional Security at the Organization of American States. In her capacity she offers technical assistance to member states in the development and implementation of their national cyber security strategies as well as assists in the implementation of various technical projects with the Cybersecurity Program. She is also an attorney-at-law with over thirteen (13) years of experience spanning both Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago. Included in her legal professional experience have been appointments within the Ministries of National Security and Trade and Industry and Labour and Small and Micro Enterprise Development, including legal consultant to the CARICOM Secretariat and the ILO Sub-Regional Office for the Caribbean.
Mrs. Barrett holds a Certificate in Cyber Security Risk Management, a Post Graduate Diploma in International Arbitration, a Master’s in Business Administration (Distinction) in International Business, an LLB and Certification in Legal Frameworks for ICTs. Mrs. Barrett expertise covers electronic commerce, internet governance and cyber security. Most recently, she has led the development of the national cyber security strategies for the Bahamas, Costa Rica, Dominica, Jamaica, Suriname, Dominican Republic and has helped Colombia and Peru in developing their national cybersecurity frameworks. Her international experience includes the representation of the OAS in the Council of Europe, ICANN, the ITU project for the development of good practices for national cybersecurity strategies, the Tallinn Manual consultations and has been designated as a member of the Board of Curators for the portal on cybersecurity capabilities of the University of Oxford and an Oxford Martin Associate as a member of the Global Cyber Security Capacity Centre’s Expert Advisory Panel.