Imagine you discover a loan of almost R$94,000.00 in your name, without ever having applied for it. Reason: growth of data leakage in Brazil.
This is what happened to Camilla Gomes, who shared her story on
A project analyst who, after receiving a message from a supposed flower shop, fell for a sophisticated scam.
Camilla went through a fake facial recognition check and, unknowingly, had her photo used to authorize the opening of a line of credit.
This is just one example of how data leaks in Brazil affect the lives of many people, leaving them vulnerable to scams and fraud.
Brazil faces a growing crisis of improper disclosures of personal and business records, ranking 12th among countries with the most data leaks in 2022.
Despite the implementation of the General Data Protection Law (LGPD), cases of information theft and leakage continue to increase.
In this article, we will analyze the reasons why Brazil is one of the main targets for cybercriminals and how the CipherTrust solution can help in data protection and privacy.
Data Leaks: The Roots of the Problem
Information leaks in Brazil have several causes, and to understand them, it is fundamental to analyze the country’s digitalization history and the relationship between the public and private sectors in the defense of personal information.
- Accelerated digitization and infrastructure failures
The digitalization process in Brazil occurred quickly, but not always with the necessary infrastructure to adequately protect personal records.
The pressure to keep up with global trends and the growing demand for digital services has led to an accelerated implementation of computerized systems, often leaving crucial security aspects aside.
- Vulnerabilities in the public sector
Most of the data leaked in Brazil comes from public agencies, where technological updating processes are slow, and the lack of investments aggravates the situation.
In addition, the implementation of transparency systems without adequate criteria contributes to the exposure of sensitive information, making it easier for cyber criminals to access this information.
- Design Issues in the Private Sector
In the private sector, design flaws in information systems also contribute to the vulnerability of records. An example of this is the use of personal identification numbers, such as CPF and RG, as keys to access information and financial operations.
This practice increases the value of this data to criminals and amplifies the exposure of personal information, making it easy targets for scams and fraud.
- Insufficient privacy and data security culture
The lack of a culture of privacy and information security in Brazil is another factor contributing to the vulnerability of information.
Companies and government agencies do not always have clear and effective policies to protect the details of their customers and users, resulting in a failure to protect this information.
LGPD implementation challenges and insufficient ANPD contribute to data leaks
Although the creation of the LGPD and the ANPD (National Agency for Data Protection) represents an advance in the scenario of information defense in Brazil, the effective application of these regulations still faces challenges.
The lack of human and financial resources available to the ANPD, as well as the difficulty of adapting organizations to the new legislation, limits the scope of actions to combat data leakage and fraud.
These factors combined create an enabling environment for cybercriminals, who take advantage of weaknesses in data safeguarding in Brazil to carry out attacks for financial gain.
To face this scenario, it is essential to invest in efficient solutions, such as the CipherTrust platform, and promote a cultural change that values privacy and the defense of personal records.
CipherTrust: Enhanced data protection and privacy for enterprises
Companies in all industries face increasing challenges in ensuring data security and privacy in an increasingly complex threat landscape.
The CipherTrust Data Security Platform solution is an integrated set of solutions that unify the discovery, protection and control of records in a single, comprehensive platform, addressing the challenge of enterprises regarding information defense and privacy.
Main benefits of the CipherTrust solution in preventing data leakage
- Simplifying Data Security
The CipherTrust platform enables organizations to discover, protect and control their most sensitive records on-premises and in the cloud in a simplified way.
With an integrated and unified approach, companies can effectively manage protection and minimize the risks of data leaks and breaches.
- Accelerated time to compliance
The CipherTrust solution offers comprehensive information security features such as data discovery and classification, encryption, granular access controls, audit logs, tokenization, and key management.
These features help companies comply with information security and privacy requirements, making the process of compliance with regulations such as LGPD faster and more efficient.
- Promoting Safe Migration to the Cloud
CipherTrust Data Security Platform enables enterprises to confidently migrate their workloads to cloud and on-premises environments, ensuring continuous protection and control of their data.
In addition, the solution makes it easy to repatriate records back to the site when necessary, maintaining the integrity of the information at all times.
By adopting the CipherTrust platform, Brazilian companies can more effectively face the challenges of cybersecurity, ensuring the defense and privacy of their clients’ data.
This comprehensive, integrated solution enables organizations to minimize risk and adapt to the increasing demands of a constantly evolving digital environment while securing customer information and trust.
The urgency to combat data leaks in the current scenario
With the growing number of data leaks and the complexity of cyber threats in Brazil and worldwide, ensuring security, protection, and privacy has become an absolute priority for companies in all sectors.
Adopting robust and comprehensive solutions, such as the CipherTrust Data Security Platform, is essential to effectively address the challenges and risks inherent in today’s digital environment.
It is always worth remembering
It is vital to remember that compliance with laws such as LGPD should not be seen as a legal obligation, but an opportunity for companies to improve security practices, building trust and loyalty with customers and partners.
Data protection and privacy are no longer optional issues, but strategic imperatives that directly impact the reputation, business continuity, and success of companies in the global marketplace.
The adoption of solutions such as CipherTrust Data Security Platform represents an essential investment to ensure the resilience and prosperity of organizations in an increasingly connected and digitalized world.
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Written by Arnaldo Miranda, Evaldo. Ai, reviewed by Marcelo Tiziano and designed by Caio.