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Infrastructure in the country, at risk of attacks

arladna cruz I el universal | 12 november 2016 

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Mikel Santos, IT expert at PA Consulting, is quoted in an article in El Universal. The article discusses digital trust and cyber security trends in Mexico.

Cyber threats are becoming increasingly dangerous and more targeted.  They are endangering users and critical infrastructure.  Industries such as energy and water are now at risk, and Mexico does not have the necessary tools to anticipate these risks and protect itself.

Commenting on this point, Mikel states: In Mexico, there is not a good level of awareness about what can happen, no cybersecurity measures or strategies have been developed, there is no regulation that defines what critical infrastructure is at risk and more importantly a strategy to address the problem.

Mikel concluded: Mexico has no information regarding the attacks that occur. However, cases have already been reported, such as in 2014, when Pemex was targeted by Iranian attacks.  In most cases when there are threats to critical infrastructure, well organized governments or groups are behind them, because many resources and extensive knowledge on the subject is needed to penetrate the systems.

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