by E&N for Tigo Business
There are more and more reports of cyber attacks across the globe, which show a significant increase. The digital transformation processes of companies accelerated by the pandemic created a particularly complex situation that caught many companies by surprise.
In one form or another – due to the maturity level of our markets – Latin American companies have received a significant percentage of cyberattacks worldwide. Among other risks, phishing attacks, ransomware, SQL injection and other types of malware (malicious software) are received in large quantities.
Cyber security attacks seriously jeopardize the reputation of companies and the continuity of their operations. Phishing is an attack technique in which an email is sent to the victim that looks similar to an email that would be received from a genuine communication. Cyber attackers usually use logos and phrases used by service provider companies (usually they pretend to be banks), which the user thinks is a legitimate communication. However, links (links or links) sent in the body of the email take users to sites controlled by the attackers and are intended to steal personal information from the recipient.
Ramsonware, on the other hand, involves “information hijacking” (information encryption with a key that only the attacker knows) and a request for money to “release” it.
No company is immune from falling victim to cyber criminals or information system failures. However, a well-established strategy to protect its infrastructure and data, coupled with the experience of each company, their willingness to continually improve and their commitment to innovation, support the country’s economic growth in all sectors of the economy. Does in medium and large companies and even in SMEs.
Security is everyone’s business. As a leader in business technology solutions and with a clear vision of current market needs; Tigo Business has forged strategic alliances with leading companies in cyber security solutions to offer the market a rich portfolio focused on protecting customers’ security: Fortinet, CISCO, Checkpoint to name a few.
The purpose of these tools is to reduce the attack surface (potential contact points with which a criminal could gain unauthorized access to our organization).
*Jose Luis Ulloa – Digital Sales Specialist Tigo Business