Securing both personal and work environments is becoming increasingly important. Through a series of informative lectures, Module 3 of C1b3rWall Academy teaches us about the benefits of keeping our systems protected. José Aurelio García Mateos, is director of the Salamanca Computer Auditors Office. He has been practicing his profession since 1989, and as an auditor and expert in computer forensics and cybersecurity since 2007.
José Aurelio participates in C1b3rWall presenting the conference “True cybersecurity starts with oneself”. The aim of this conference is to raise awareness that, for a work environment to be robust, each of the elements that make it up must also be robust.
The field of cybersecurity covers everything that has to do with digital information, and its objective is to avoid or minimize the impact of any type of cyberattack. Over the years, cyberattacks have increased in number, impact and severity.
Recent attacks on Spanish public institutions demonstrate the scarce and deficient cybersecurity infrastructure. Cybersecurity is not an expense or a matter to be treated lightly, but rather a necessary investment for the entire industrial machinery to function properly and to be able to defend itself against the continuous threats coming from outside and inside.
What is the weakest element?
In the vast majority of cases, the weakest element in a cybersecurity system is ourself The countless phishing attacks registered every day around the world targeting individuals are proof of this. The scams take the form of e-mails, banking Trojans, telephone scams, SMS messages…
Everything gets worse when working on cloud environments, outside the company’s premises and where all the data of the company are stored. Theft in the cloud happens much more often than is generally believed.
No doubt, cybersecurity must begin with each one of us being cautious and knowledgeable. Programs such as C1b3rWall Academy foster knowledge within the society, which sets more barriers for cybercriminals.