Ensuring security in a cyber environment — a virtual frontier that was conceived without physical barriers and defied the rules of nature — has become a key topic around the globe. As cyber consciousness continues to rise, so do the risks that have emerged of a highly connected cyber world and the need for cyber-safety.
What can enterprises do to be safe?
Our digital data has become a highly valuable resource, and we are aware of data breaches from tech giants. In that sense, we can feel that if big tech companies can be breached, then there is no hope for the average enterprise. But this kind of attack can be prevented by investing in cybersecurity not only by entrusting this new basic need to companies that are specialized in providing the infrastructure, human talent, and resources needed for all the data is under constant monitoring and secure, but also by focusing on developing their own capacity to be cyber aware.
We can all have a safer cyber experience when these factors are involved:
- Members of an enterprise are conscious about what is exactly being done with the data and the level of criticality of the data they are entrusted with.
- Members of the enterprise are cyber aware and cautious of basic cyber threats.
- The staff knows how to notify a cyber breach and the protocols around what to do and how to act.
- A company holds cybersecurity capacities whether they are in-house or outsourced.
A company should always consider their human talent as a priority. In this sense, companies should invest in basic cyber security training with a wide scope that can teach the average person to be safe and the high-tech IT guru how to monitor and prevent cyber incidents.
This will allows them to determine how well the company can perform, how to react and act when a cybersecurity breach occurs, and most importantly what to do to prevent them.
Cybersecurity as a Necessary Right
According to a 2020 Cybersecurity Report, a third of Latin American countries have no legal regulations for cybercrime, which means that there’s a lot of legislative work to be done.
Governments are trying to address the issues and solve them by making better choices, educating people capable of dealing with them, and also being able to regulate everything so most of the cybercrimes actually get punished by the law. In order to make this happen, we need to be aware of how these criminals act and how to best respond.
We need to communicate with the people in our cities and in our companies and make them understand how they can use the internet in a way that will not compromise their experience or safety. This way, we can prevent them from falling into attacks that involve phishing, ransomware, and malware. Most of the time we can actually prevent these attacks by simply knowing how they work and what they seek from us.
Everyone should know exactly what they are giving to all the services and platforms they hire through the internet. Our information is valuable and that is also the reason why most companies are currently getting better at cybersecurity. They need to guarantee the privacy and be clear about what they are doing with their customer’s data.
Cybersecurity: A process that involves everyone
“If you want to go fast, go alone; if you want to go far, go together.” -African proverb.
If we want to ensure a cyber-secure environment for everyone, we must involve everyone in cyber-security. This means making strategic alliances that can provide us with results that we’ve never seen before by making sure that government, private, and citizens work together towards this process that definitely will help to provide safer services.
Even though we are making progress, there’s a lot of work that needs to get done. Fortunately in INFOTEC, we are making sure this won’t take long to be fully developed.
Prevent Cybersecurity Breaches with INFOTEC
Even though technology evolves and it has become safer every year, new and better ways to commit a cybercrime emerge from people who are actively looking for innovative methods to steal all kinds of data within any small, medium, or big company, public, and private.
As a way to help companies increase their information security in INFOTEC we offer the following:
- Business Impact Analysis (BIA)
- Risk Analysis
- Impact Analysis
- Disaster Recovery Plan (DRB)
- Secure Delete Processes
- Cyber Training
- Administered IT Services
INFOTEC, as an institution that promotes the digital transformation of Mexico, cannot ignore the technological trends that emerge and change every day. Its main activities are aimed at generating favorable environments for the optimal development of ICTs, so that everyone can have access to them and so that their implementation offers prevailing security to its users, thus achieving the purpose for which they were created.