The importance of Cybersecurity in Colombia
Currently, with +4.1 billion people connected to the Internet in the world and more than 61% of users without knowledge of how to protect themselves from a cyberattack, exposure to threats is higher than ever
Information theft is one of the most profitable businesses for cybercriminals. Every day we open the door to this risk in all our interactions on the internet no matter how and from where we connect. The risk vectors are in turn the most commonly used by people: Emails, instant messages, websites and mobile applications.
Day by day the number of people with internet access grows in our country and the millions of users who depend on electronic banking to make their payments and other daily transactions behave to the same extent.
One of the sectors most affected by cyber attacks is the financial sector due to the millions of fraud attempts directed at banks and the users of their services. Sometimes the trap is so well developed that it is not easily identifiable with the naked eye and is It is necessary to have a tool that identifies and blocks the risk.
PYMES are the preferred target of cyberattacks with ransomware because criminals know that their security levels use to be lower than those of large companies.
For some time now, Colombia has been positioning itself as one of the countries with the highest growth in cyberattacks and since the start of the pandemic in 2020 with the exponential growth of internet connections, cases of infected computers, fraud, identity theft, have increased. theft of money and / or information.
The most vulnerable are those who are most insecurely exposed to digital life. In Colombia it is common for children to get to know strangers, in simple interactions such as video games or social networks.