Friday, December 29, 2017

It´s our responsability

The rapid evolution of what was already considered under control, the technologies that evolve incessantly making necessary continuous adaptations and modifications of the strategy, the multiple types of attacks with their continuous better and diversifications, ... Many are today the concerns of the companies about security. This week at CIGTR, we want to review all those news that directly or indirectly affect companies.

Wednesday, December 27, 2017

An example of irony

Did you know that nobody knows who invented fire hydrants because the building where the patent was burned in 1836? What Gary Kremen, the founder of lost his girlfriend when she left him for a man he met on And that Hitler was a Jew? Yes, he was Jewish. These facts, along with many more are historical anecdotes that show us how ironic life can sometimes be. This irony, sometimes moves to the world of cybersecurity.

This week we want to give space to the results obtained from a new PwC report, entitled '2018 Global State of Information Security Survey (GSISS)'. This study explores the extent to which the 9,500 respondents have been prepared to withstand possible cyberattacks considering that cybersecurity ranks first on their list of concerns. The result is... ironic.

Friday, December 22, 2017

To protect a giant

Glaciers, those giants in extinction, have a law of protection for themselves. This legislation was approved in 2012 and although it is so necessary, there is currently a debate about it. The Argentine government wants to modify the glacier protection law to promote the development of economic activities such as mining. The eternal struggle between environment and economy.

This week from CIGTR we want to highlight the struggles that big companies face worldwide. While it´s true that they have a much greater protection capacity than a small or medium company, their attack surface is also superior and, therefore, they are in the eye of criminals and black-hackers.

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Cybernetic illiteracy

Incredible as it seems, United States has more illiterate citizens, some 16 million, than many other developed countries. For example, almost all adults can write their names on the Social Security card or find the expiration date of their driver's license. But only 20% can understand in a bus stop time when the next one will arrive. This week we want to reveal the data from a survey conducted by Harris Poll to more than 2,000 American adults. With it we realize that "illiteracy" has also reached the cybersecurity sector.

Security breaches are a reality and it´s appreciated that the work of making the information more accessible to the public outside the sector, is bearing fruit. It´s positive to know that more than nine out of 10 Americans have heard news about security attacks in the last 12 months. In fact the vast majority of this percentage says they are concerned about the risks associated with such basic activities as the use of public Wi-Fi points and online purchases.

Monday, December 18, 2017

I blame you for my sins

Some cultures or religions have made the gods responsible for their hardships; others used animals as a form of atonement and then, in another level of cruelty, was Greece. During Ancient Greece it was common to choose citizens who were blamed for all their misfortunes, despite having no relationship with them. During certain Athenian festivities, the Targelias, sacrifices were celebrated in which the citizens, sometimes malefactors and in other cases simply neighbors arbitrarily chosen, expiated all the people of their sins.

It is quite common to avoid the issue, when in the business context, it is time to implement a new technology and you are not prepared to do it properly. In the interview of the week we heard the opinion of Bojan Simic, founder of Bitcoin Security Project and CTO of HYPR, leader in the growing sector of decentralized biometric authentication. In this case, the interview was conducted by Finance Magnates, one of the most popular websites in the Forex world and CFDs, which offers news related to the negotiation of financial assets, cryptocurrencies, online banking.

Friday, December 15, 2017

How is 2018 coming?

These are the last days for this year 2017. In the fight against cybercrime we have had a fairly even year. As the attacks have evolved, we have activated the shields and perfected our strategies to deal with cybercriminals. Currently the balance is quite balanced and we can say that we end the year holding up with the head held high the pulse to which the dark side has challenged us. This week, at CIGTR we want to review all the news that will influence us at the beginning of the year.

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

The value of a patient

The relationship between the doctor and the patient has evolved along with the medicine. Over the years, the rights that the patient has as a person with autonomy in making decisions about their health have increased. Broadly speaking, this right has been increasing and the patient has been taking control over his situation as a patient, in addition to achieving greater respect for your rights of privacy and privacy. Currently, with the recent cyberattacks against the health sector, this privacy is in danger.

When 1,300 American physicians are surveyed and more than 4 out of 5 claim to have experienced some kind of cybersecurity attack, it can be said, with little margin for error, that there is a problem that must be solved with some urgency. According to a study conducted by Accenture and the American Medical Association (AMA), the problem does not lie in the "if", but in the "when" there will be a cyberattack.

Monday, December 11, 2017

Thinking about the fine

Stepping on the accelerator is the first reaction when a car trip is made and for some reason the time is stuck on the heels. In case of becoming aware of what is being done, the first thought that usually comes to mind is the cost of the fine or even the way to avoid it. The existence of sanctions penalizes a behavior that, not only dangerous, can also be deadly.

In the cybersecurity sector when we talk about fines, what comes to our head is the GDPR and its imminent arrival in companies, and with it the sanctions. When talking about regulations it is important to highlight the voice of the experience through the interview that NNT, provider of cybersecurity solutions, made to David Froud. With more than 18 years of experience in information security, including regulatory compliance, privacy and data protection, David Proud currently serves as Project Leader for several Fortune / FTSE clients, conducting hundreds of on-site assessments. world level. 

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Reality or utopia?

If we take into account the existing books and films, the smart city has always been considered a distant chimera. Although there are cases of dystopian cities, in which this "intelligence" of the city leads to a loss of liberties on the part of citizens, there are many other cases in which this intelligent city appears as an idealized reality, far from the current one, in which decentralized communication, the perfect administration of resources and the improvement of functionality is an unattainable fantasy. But, what if we are not that far from that utopia?

This progress in managing resources has already reached companies, and more are those that every day want to point to the trend of the implementation of an IoT strategy within their companies. When making this change, security is the main concern for companies, according to professionals in the IT sector. This data comes from a survey published this week by Vanson Bourne, commissioned by Wi-SUN Alliance, which interviewed 350 executives involved in the decision making of the IT department in the United States, United Kingdom, Sweden and Denmark who are already investing in less an IoT (Internet of Things) project. The purpose of the survey is to help understand the way in which this type of strategy is perceived in the market and help plan future operations. Wi-SUN is an international non-profit organization with the mission of promoting interoperable IoT communications based on open global standards in industrial IoT, with special concern for public services and smart cities.

Monday, December 4, 2017

Do we cooperate?

It's been 48 years since man put his foot on the moon, but for all those passionate about the galaxy and the space stations there is something that has not changed: the lack of collaboration between countries makes evolution slower than could be. Recently, a piece of news was published that will surprise many: Russia and the US will sign an agreement with the aim of building a space station on the Moon. This installation aims to be the port of departure for manned missions to Mars. Will cooperation have come to the space race?

In the cybersecurity landscape new approaches are emerging to deal with the diversification and complexity of the attacks. In an interview granted by Surendra Singh, Director of Forcepoint in India, at BW Businessworld we know his point of view on the security framework 'People Centric' or what is the same, the security framework focused on people. According to him: "People, processes and technology are the 3 main ingredients that shape the company, the factor of people has been left out of the list of main elements and this can compromise the organization." We are not clear about where the space race will end but what we do know is that in the framework of cybersecurity, cooperation begins to be necessary and the different actors within this plot are realizing this.

Friday, December 1, 2017

Denying evolution

In the US, a war is fought that is so old that it seldom goes out on the news. For more than a century there has been a struggle to erase science from the educational program. Mainly among the ultraconservatives of the southern states, everything that sounds or remembers Charles Darwin is heresy. Commonly they are called: enemies of evolution. As the evolutionary biologist Nick Matzke ironically puts it: "anti-evolutionism is still alive, kicking and ... evolving".

We do not know how the war between evolutionists and creationists will end, but what we know is evolving is the virtual currency. This week the cryptocurrencies have been the protagonists. Not everything has been good news but, of course, for anyone who is aware of the news of the sector, these days have had to notice the barrage of news about bitcoins, cryptocurrencies and mining. The virtual currency emerged in 2009, and its use has increased to the point where, at present, it is living its moment of glory.