On March 29, 2023, Belisario Contreras published "Latin American Companies, Governments Need More Focus on Cybersecurity" in CSO Online. The following is an excerpt:
More than 1,600 cyberattacks are reported in Latin America per second, making cyberattacks one of the fastest-growing security problems in the area. The data collected in the report reveals that the economic damages of cyberattacks could exceed 1% of some countries in the Americas’ GDP and rise to 6% if critical infrastructures are attacked. Additionally, only seven of 32 countries analyzed by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) have plans to protect their critical infrastructure from such attacks, and only 20 have computer emergency response teams (CSIRTS).
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