The year 2022 was quite challenging for companies in Brazil when it comes to Cybersecurity, where the unceasing destructive power of cyber attacks was shown.
With the consolidation of the digital environment as a business environment, cyber attacks have become constant and a big problem for many Brazilian companies. This has led to CEOs, CIOs, and CISO’s needing to understand the challenges and consider assertive solutions to address them.
On our blog, for example, we show in the article “
CiSOs: key areas to protect your company against cyber attacks
“, we showed besides the importance of the role of the Chief information security officer in the organization, we listed key areas that need to be prioritized by companies.
It was quite challenging, but it also brought opportunities for companies to use technology as a means of ensuring security and data protection.
In 2022, companies must be prepared for the new challenges that cybersecurity will bring.
In addition, it is important to explore the advantages of digital certification, which can be an advanced solution in security and data protection.
Why has investing in Cybersecurity become vital in 2022?
Investing in cybersecurity and protection has become strategic to every company’s business, and 2022 was no different. Cybercriminals have evolved rapidly in recent years, making attacks more sophisticated than ever.
The company becomes vulnerable to loss of confidential data, identity theft, or shutdown of operations by a successful malicious attack if it does not adequately protect itself.
It is worth remembering
In practice, we have seen in the course of the year critical incidents for different types of companies. Some stations were invaded, interrupting their daily programs. Google has also been notified of serious security flaws in its Chrome browser that could result in sensitive data being leaked.
In addition, just like Porto Seguro in 2021, Golden Cross also suffered an attack and had to stop its activities to adjust critical flaws in its technology architecture.
It is also worth remembering that the Banco de Brasília (BRB) was a victim of ransomware, where cybercriminals demanded about 50 bitcoins (R$5.17 million) as ransom for the data not to be leaked.
In the article “It may be too late. 79% of companies only invest in cybersecurity after a data breach“, we address how much companies are at risk today and what the best course of action is to avoid a data breach.
For this reason, it is vital that the structure of your business is equipped with the necessary resources to prevent breaches and maintain data security at all times.
A significant way to improve your organization’s security and data protection, adopted by many companies in 2022, is to implement the use of the digital certificate in business processes.
The digital certificate is an authentication mechanism used in many countries that secures the identity of any user and guarantees their privacy. It helps companies protect confidential information from threats and is a secure way to exchange data between partners, customers, and suppliers.
The importance of adopting the digital certificate and the electronic signature
We showed the importance of adopting the digital certificate and electronic signature in the article “
Why your company should consider using electronic signatures in the sales sector
“showing that different market sectors can benefit from the technology.
In addition, adopting other advanced security tools was also a feature that companies adopted this year and should remain a priority in 2023.
Including security features such as firewall, antivirus, and anti-malware systems has proven to be a strategic investment for companies. These tools are designed to detect potential threats before they can do real damage to the company’s operations.
And speaking of security investments, we published the article “
ROI in cybersecurity: How do you quantify the value of something that doesn’t occur?
“, showing the challenge of quantifying the value of something that is practically intangible.
Besides being a very interesting topic, we show in the course of the publication how to calculate the ROI in cybersecurity. This article is well worth a look.
In addition to cybersecurity challenges, companies also had great opportunities for improvement
We reached the end of 2022 not only with the growth of cybercrime and its challenges, we also had many new developments in terms of technological innovation.
We had, for example, the launch of 5G technology, the new generation of mobile wireless technology. It promises more speed with higher data capacity and lower latency, and the ability to connect many devices at the same time. We deal with this subject in the article “
How to extend user security and privacy using authentication in 5G networks
In addition, we have seen over the course of the year the growth in the importance of ESG for companies and its relationship to technology, cybersecurity, and sustainability. It is worth taking a look at what we published in the article “
ESG: 5 different views on sustainability
In fact, this year, after a long period of pandering, we have seen that companies not only need to be ready for digital transformation. They need to be prepared for drastic changes in the business model.
This is what we saw in the article “
How digital agriculture associated with electronic signature is changing Brazilian agricultural production
Much more than preparing for population growth, sectors of the economy, such as agriculture, have seen the need to adapt. This has caused them to seek a new approach that uses technology to improve efficiency and sustainability.
The automation of contracts and chargeback prevention have also shown themselves to be present in this new reality for companies. The digital medium has become the main avenue for new business, hence the importance of pursuing innovation in business processes.
Be sure to take a look at the articles “
Contract automation: security guarantee for your business
” e “
Don’t be the next company to be a victim of Chargeback
“where we deal with these topics.
The year 2022 was also transformational for EVAL
In this retrospective we could not fail to remember what happened to EVAL during the year. A lot has happened, including the remodeling of our brand and the launch of new products and services.
Important milestones have been reached by the “new EVAL”. We consolidated our participation in the Mind The Sec 2022 event in partnership with Thales.
You can even watch our lecture in the article “Mind The Sec: Eval participates in Latin America’s biggest cybersecurity event“where Abilio Branco, Head of Data Protection at Thales – Brazil, showed how to ensure the protection of sensitive data and accelerate compliance in the era of digital transformation.
Let’s not forget that this year EVAL became a member of the PCI Security Standards Council. This means that we now work with PCI SSC to help protect payment data worldwide through the development and adoption of the PCI Security Standards.
This important milestone was portrayed in the article “
EVAL TECHNOLOGY was approved as a member of the PCI Security Standards Council
“. It is well worth taking a look at what this approval represents, not only for EVAL as a company, but for Brazilian companies dealing with payment methods.
A lot has happened in the course of this year regarding cybersecurity, but 2023 promises even more
There is a lot of progress being made in the field of cybersecurity in recent years and EVAL has done its part in this evolutionary process. This means that there is a lot of anticipation for 2023 when the time comes for these emerging technologies to reach Brazilian companies.
To stay competitive in this highly dynamic field, organizations need to invest in proper training for employees involved in cybersecurity-related processes. In addition, it is necessary to implement preventive measures with a focus on the emerging trends presented in this article.
By doing so, companies can be sure that they are prepared to deal with any digital security threat potentially damaging to their reputation or net income in the near future.
EVAL has been developing projects in the financial, health, education and industry segments for over 18 years. Since 2004, we have offered Authentication, Electronic and Digital Signature and Data Protection solutions. Currently, we are present in the main Brazilian banks, health institutions, schools and universities, and different industries.
With value recognized by the market, EVAL’s solutions and services meet the highest regulatory standards of public and private organizations, such as SBIS, ITI, PCI DSS, and LGPD. In practice, we promote information security and compliance, increase companies’ operational efficiency, and reduce costs.
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