IN MEMORY OF ANGUS SMITH
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Mr. Angus Smith, a remarkable individual and the dedicated leader of the Trinidad and Tobago Cyber Security Incident Response Team (TT-CSIRT). Angus was not just a colleague but a beacon of strength, compassion, and expertise in the cybersecurity community.
Angus exemplified unwavering commitment, often working beyond the regular hours to ensure the safety and security of our digital landscape. His leadership went beyond professional duties as he fostered a sense of family within the TT-CSIRT, ensuring his team’s well-being and offering support, even in the face of his own challenges.
In the professional arena, Angus was a visionary, leading the TT-CSIRT since its inception and playing a pivotal role in shaping the national cyber strategy of Trinidad and Tobago. His legacy includes the establishment of crucial cybersecurity initiatives, from incident response to vulnerability assessments, penetrating testing, security awareness, and the development of comprehensive policies and frameworks.
Angus was more than just a leader; he was a mentor who could turn insurmountable challenges into opportunities for growth. His reassuring words and problem-solving approach inspired confidence in those around him. No challenge was too big for Angus; he possessed an innate ability to leverage resources and navigate complexities to achieve success.
As we bid farewell to Angus Smith, let us remember him not only for his professional achievements but for the warmth, kindness, and positive spirit he shared with each one of us. May he rest in peace, and may his family and friends find solace in the enduring legacy of a man who dedicated his life to the protection of our digital world.
In memory of Angus Smith, a leader, mentor, family man and friend, whose impact on cybersecurity in Trinidad and Tobago will resonate for years to come.