The latest Thales Data Threat Report for 2023 highlighted that despite the progress companies have made in security, The leading cause of cloud data breaches in Latin America is human error.
This study, the analyzes the latest data security threats, trends and emerging issues for the region, showed how urgent it is for companies to protect themselves and improve the training of cloud operators.
Actually, Enterprise implementation of multi-factor authentication has increased by 62%, while 30% of respondents identified the identity and access management system as the most effective security technology for preventing access to sensitive data.
“The consolidation of increasingly open and public networks and the lack of implementation of robust security systems, allows cyber attackers entry because employees are not informed about possible threats. “Today, it is a priority to start implementing cybersecurity solutions and training the company’s personnel to prevent them from being the gateway to a vulnerability without meaning to,” said Román Baudrit, vice president of sales for Latin America in the area of data protection at Thales Data.
When it comes to fighting ransomware, 60% of organizations in Latin America have a formal prevention plan, a significant increase compared to the 2022 report, when this figure was 42%.. However, 24% of respondents said they had experienced an attack, which is higher than the global percentage and eight points higher than last year’s report.
5G: The importance of protecting its implementation
Awareness of security risks is growing in Latin America as 5G technology has enabled greater dynamism in data management. At least 76% of respondents in Latin America expressed security concerns about implementing this technologyand most are concerned about protecting the identities of people and devices connecting to 5G networks.
“Cloud infrastructure and identity are now targets of cyber attacks. Therefore, it is important to start implementing connection, protection and detection solutions to ensure the use of 5G in companies safely. This allows us to increase the possibilities of a much more agile network, the connection of IoT devices and the autonomy of communication, always in a secure way.”Baudrite added.
By the company, It can ensure that the data-based network is cybersecure, allowing companies to implement and use 5G without vulnerabilitiesAddressing security threats and challenges.
Although 46% of respondents reported experiencing a security breach in the last 12 months, the vast majority of respondents in Latin America acknowledged that attitudes toward internal security are improving thanks to the implementation of more robust security solutions that address the threats posed by cyber attackers can.