NEW OPPORTUNITIES, NEW THREATS. Digital technologies are increasingly present in our lives. During the last 24 years, we have witnessed the development of these, an accelerated evolution that has changed the way we work, relate to each other, communicate and interact with the world. They have changed our way of life. And along the way, we have seen how the PC has gone into the background and the mobile phone has become our inseparable companion; how all kinds of devices have become smart and ‘smartized’ our homes and cars; assisted in the birth and growth of online businesses and social networks; and witnessed the appearance of technologies unimaginable long ago and the democratization of these.
We could say that today everything is more comfortable, fast and simple. Perhaps too much… and also more dangerous. And it is that we carry out endless tasks automatically without thinking that this display of opportunities leaves the door open to new risks and threats. But either due to ignorance or because we have the perception that they are not necessary, we generally renounce security measures in the face of a real risk: according to a report by ObservaCIBER, 41.1% of the population declare risk behaviors as no keeping updates up to date, clicking on questionable links or downloading files from unreliable webs.
And at a time when most people store – and take out for walks both physically and virtually – more and more data on their smartphone, we generally rely on the devices’ default security. Contacts, appointments, emails, private photos, bank details and all kinds of important and personal documents travel haphazardly on our portable companion. And this is already more data than what we entrust to our personal computer at home. Now, although the operating systems of these terminals are pioneers in terms of security and there is greater control over the installations made, according to a report by the security firm Zimperium, 23% of mobile phones globally have malware. We have quickly adapted to the fact that devices, data and even work have become mobile, yes, but the security measures to apply in these cases are still a pending issue.
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