Cybersecurity in times of Artificial Intelligence

A study carried out by PwC found that two out of three CxOs consider cyberattacks as the worst scenario that their organizations' resilience plans must face

Whereas, organizations have expanded their digital connections exponentially in recent years, lengthening their digital frontier and becoming increasingly vulnerable to digital attacks; For the resilience of a company, it is essential to develop digital security policies and plans that are consistent with current and future conditions.

So every day, the role of the different CxOs in the digital security of organizations is more important, collaborating closely with the CISO.

These topics were expanded and deepened by two experts and invited speakers, Gustavo Quiñones, Support & CyberSOC Manager of ESET Latin America, and Rafael Núñez, digital security specialist, director of MásQueSeguridad and MásQueDigital, who, although they received applause, were interacting with other qualified specialists from the panel area and within the attendees, as they took the floor and further enriched the examination and debate.

The interesting conference-forum-discussion was held under the call of PwC, in the context of its program “Growing in the New Economy: technology for disruption, innovation and growth”, and took place in the auditorium of its headquarters building in Chuao, Caracas.

Rafael Núñez emphasized prevention, noting that cyberattackers that have become a “criminal industry” are making use of Artificial Intelligence for their purposes, which they alternate with Social Engineering tactics or techniques to deceive victims

The digital security specialist Rafael Núñez, director of MásQueDigital and Más QueSeguridad
The digital security specialist Rafael Núñez, director of MásQueDigital and Más QueSeguridad

Rafa Núñez captured the attention of the audience by explaining how the advances connected to and derived from Artificial Intelligence are being used for purposes of violating the laws, carrying out crimes and sophisticating deception, fraud and extortion procedures.

Gustavo Quiñones, Support & CyberSOC Manager of ESET Latin America
Gustavo Quiñones, Support & CyberSOC Manager of ESET Latin America

At another point in the event organized by PwC, Gustavo Quiñonez, manager of ESET, described different “Trojans”, some quite evolved, designed by criminals to specifically harm people and institutions in the banking system, for example.

There was also talk of the use of advanced technologies and almost unthinkable applications, deployed in the fields of espionage and the military industry.

Multiple and innumerable risks occur both in the organizational-corporate context and in the personal sphere, and in the future more attacks will be done via mobile devices than is done today. So we must review and update security in these times of Artificial Intelligence

Cybercrime has grown both in size and in the volume of money it captures or seizes, it currently has human resources and technology in the region, in the area, producing attacks from and to Latin America (Mexico, Brazil and Chile were mentioned). And this means losses for companies and also for individuals, cybercriminals are increasingly intensifying and diversifying their attacks.

Perhaps the most general and at the same time most accurate conclusion is that just as a new economy is lived, a new integral reality is also lived, accompanied by new risks, against which one must be cautious; we must take preventive measures, avoid as much as possible attacks and losses, act before they occur, and it is too late.

With information from Doble Llave and El Sumario

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