The business challenge in 2021, Data protection and cybersecurity ~ TecnoBlog

Talking about the internet as the great channel of communication or the scene where a multitude of business transactions take place may not seem like a new thing in the middle of 2021, but it should be remembered due to the big turnaround the company has given in due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The Covid 19 showed the vulnerability of the world’s population to defend themselves against invisible threats and this diminished defense capacity is closely linked, precisely, to the process of globalization.

In 2020, we participated in a new reinvention of Internet as a stage, cyberspace, where the information of people and companies is concentrated, economic transactions, conversations, business, knowledge …

All this is an important advantage for the population and for companies, but it also involves its risks, hence the need to promote powerful data protection systems and cybersecurity networks to protect against cyber attacks, attempted fraud and information theft.

Data protection

Data protection, because internet browsing has a price

New technologies, and each of them that includes in this term those that it considers really new, have endowed users and institutions greater freedom to manage your professional activity, your personal life or your finances.

They do all of this, apparently, in a patina of free, because no one tells you that the internet is not free, but the reality is that the payment that is delivered is expose relevant personal data that may expose our privacy.

Thus appear two concepts of great relevance, cybersecurity and data protection. For the second, there are very elaborate regulations, the Data protection regulations, which requires organizations that process customer and user data on the Internet to ensure the security of that information even before they acquire it.

Failure to comply with this legislation may result in heavy fines for companies processing personal data. In turn, companies can also see their information compromised by cyber attacks, and this is where the concept of cybersecurity emerges.

The importance of cybersecurity and the rise of these professionals

There is no official definition of the term cybersecurity, but there is an informal and generalized one that talks about all of these actions to protect data generated from devices connected to the Internet.

So cybersecurity and data protection are closely related concepts that go hand in hand. The growing concern about internet privacy is justified because Cyber ​​attacks happen every day exposing sensitive information to hackers.

This phenomenon leads to very strong demand for specialized professionals in that case: cybersecurity technicians, data engineers, big data experts and a long list of disciplines that are increasingly needed in business.

For this reason, systems have also appeared in recent years that validate this training or these security standards that companies implement in their organizations to boost consumer confidence.

The ISO 27001 standard is an example, because it certifies that the company in possession of it has security and trust systems that protect the information they process, whether internal or received from customers and partners.

In the field of professionals also appear certificates such as CCDP and CCSP, which demonstrate that the person obtaining them is trained in data protection systems and has sufficient training to implement cybersecurity strategies.

An increasingly demanded profession

This whole process of constant digitization of society and accepted delivery of data to the network is generating an increase in demand for cybersecurity professionals. These, in order to be attractive for a possible job, must first be sufficiently trained through a Master in Data Protection and other educational offerings focused on the whole field.

It is estimated that the annual cost of cybercrime will reach six trillion dollars, according to Julen Mur, boss of Hays, a company specializing in human resources. Cybersecurity has high expectations for growth and employability in the short, medium and long term.

New, much more digital forms of work have improved this exposure to cyber risks, but this has also resulted in a greater interest in the above-mentioned disciplines, all of which are technological in nature.

Being on the Internet requires us to protect our privacy, and this is only possible by knowing who we are delivering our data to and how it is protected against vulnerabilities.