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Cybersecurity  ·  SOC

Cybersecurity incidents have become one of the main points of concern for companies. Although awareness of this type of incident has increased in recent years, not all companies see this aspect as an investment but rather as an expense. Only those that are able to see the relevance of properly securing information will be able to manage and minimize risks efficiently and effectively.

The rise of cybercrime has made a considerable impact on the global economy ($6 trillion in 2021), so much so that governments have deemed it relevant enough to include it in state national security agendas or that a U.S.-European program has been created.

This is not surprising given the economic impact it generates, since the latest studies estimate that cybercrime moves more money than drug trafficking and many of the cybercriminal groups have an organized structure similar to that of drug trafficking. The level of professionalism has reached such an extent that cybercriminals offer themselves on certain dark web marketplaces and the term “eCrime as a Service” has been coined.

It is well known to all IT and information security managers that the arrival of the pandemic has only exacerbated an already existing problem, albeit in some cases latent in many organizations: the lack of information security in multiple variants.

The problems we encounter in companies can be grouped into several categories:

Firstly, there is the complexity in cybersecurity architecture, and being able to cover all the needs of companies is complicated. Attacks are also becoming more and more sophisticated, so a traditional antivirus approach based on signatures and using a firewall is no longer enough.

Employees also play a very important role in such an architecture, and not only IT staff. Everyone in the company must be aware of the responsibility they have, from those who click on a link in a dubious email, to the lack of decision making at management level.

Finally, we have the problem of the lack of maintenance in the systems, both at the network and software level in the company’s services. We must be aware that software must be considered as something alive, and as such, attention must be paid to it. When a vulnerability is discovered and published, companies should devote the relevant efforts to know the real risk, the one that applies to the company given its own idiosyncrasy, since the same vulnerability is not the same for all companies. Once the risk is known, the next step is to mitigate or resolve it.

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