This week I had the pleasure of talking with the expert in Cybersecurity, the lawyer Ivonne Muñoz, who told me about very interesting topics, for example, we talked about the fact that Mexico is such an insecure country on the internet, because many managers believe that strategies of cybersecurity take away the efficiency in the management of your company’s data, an issue that is completely false. It should be noted that a good cybersecurity strategy is expensive, Mexico is, as everyone knows, a country of SMEs, and this type of company cannot afford to allocate more than 40% of its annual budget to invest in a good strategy. security on their networks. The expert comments that it is important that the number of Internet users in Mexico is very high, and without security measures.
There are, of course, free tools including training, what is not there is a culture of cybersecurity to know how to cover a topic that should be a pillar in the development schemes of a company. Perhaps SME owners should know that most companies that suffer a cyber attack only survive six months later and go out of business.
In her personal experience, Ivonne Muñoz, also a cybersecurity auditor, tells me that a citizen cybersecurity of rights and obligations for Internet users, where citizens also assume responsibilities and obligations, does not exist and is very necessary. Every legal system has rights and obligations. But many netizens say they don’t want obligations, only rights, and many sadly don’t care about their human rights, or being equitable in their presence on the internet.
When Ivonne Muñoz wrote her book on “Computer Crimes”, she told me that she investigated that there are approximately 240 types of computer crimes that are in the federal criminal code, in the state criminal codes and special laws, that is, legislation if it exists, maybe We agree that what is missing is to homogenize and update the crimes, as an example, there is the crime ofPhishing”, since as such it is not typified, a crime that seeks to affect the patrimonial netizen, in Mexico it has not been duly legislated, in Colombia, for example, if it is typified, they even classify it in its two modalities, both the spear phishing As the phishing traditional, the Nigerian letter and the personal falsehood. But in Mexico it is not even contemplated, the closest thing is the crime of fraud.
Yvonne Munoz reflects about how the law schools themselves at the national level do not have such basic subjects as legal informatics in their study programs, or they focus only on the use of programs, which translates into generations of lawyers that are being received without be trained in areas of technology, information technology, protection of personal data on digital platforms, in social responsibility, of our own laws and regulations, lacking information to operate.
How many lawyers are there who are knowledgeable about laws, crimes, regulations, and who are dedicated to regulating legal and ethical coexistence on the Internet?
We conclude with a coincidence in which we both believe, any level of security in terms of investment is expensive, but it is more expensive to react to a cyber-attack and sometimes there are no companies that support it.